Cooking DOP & IGP Cooking Class

On the occasion of the Second Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, I’m excited to host a very special cooking class at the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles, focused on cooking with Italian DOP and IGP products. What’s DOP and IGP DOP and IGP are two designations provided by the European Parliament defining […]

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A Queen In The Kitchen : How To Make Gnocchi (Italian Potato Dumplings)

  As we say in Italy : Giovedì Gnocchi (Thursday Gnocchi). Watch the new episode of A Queen In The Kitchen and learn how to prepare homemade gnocchi, the traditional Italian dumplings made with potatoes and flour, usually served as PRIMO (first course). Despite the simplicity of this recipe, gnocchi are very versatile and delicious […]

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Ciambellone Mandorle & Vaniglia (Almonds & Vanilla Ring Cake)…Buon Ferragosto!

Today in Italy is FERRAGOSTO (from the Latin Feriae Augusti – Augustus’ rest), the most important summer holiday. Businesses and government offices are closed for celebrating the Catholic feast of the Assumption of Mary (Mother of Jesus). In many cities, towns and villages Ferragosto is celebrated with a PROCESSIONE, a procession of people carrying the […]

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A Queen In The Kitchen : Lasagne Della Nonna (Authentic Italian Lasagna)…Happy 4th Of July!!!

Who doesn’t love Lasagne? Yes Lasagne, because that’s how we Italians call this dish. When we say Lasagne, we commonly refer to the Lasagne alla Bolognese, made with wide hand rolled flat egg pasta and meat sauce. This heavenly primo piatto (first dish) originated in the city of Bologna (Emilia Romagna), is one of the […]

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White Grapefruit Tiramisù….Welcome Summer!

I’m welcoming the summer 2017 with a tangy version of the classic Tiramisù. This recipe works great with any citrus fruits (grapefruits, lemons, limes) or with Limoncello, the lemon liqueur originated from Sorrento (Almafi coast). This dessert is a great idea for entertaining your guests on a warm summer night and remember, it will taste even better […]

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