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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Chiacchiere (Italian Carnival Fried Dough)

Today in Italy is celebrated Fat Thursday, the traditional Catholic feast marking the last Thursday before Lent and Carnevale. Carnevale is the most colorful and playful period of the year, when everyone wears a costume or a mask, and celebrates in the streets with festive parades, allegoric floats, coriandoli (paper confetti), stelle filanti (paper streamers) and delicious sweet treats […]

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Potato Gnocchi

“Giovedì gnocchi, Venerdì pesce, Sabato trippa”. “Thursday gnocchi, Friday fish and Saturday tripe”. Italian saying. Thursday is the day on which people in many parts of Italy prepare gnocchi. Many restaurants offer gnocchi on theirs menus too. Potato gnocchi are traditional Italian little dumplings made with potatoes and flour, served as PRIMO (first course). Despite […]

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The Art Of Baking Bread At Home

“Bread baking is one of those almost hypnotic businesses, like a dance from some ancient ceremony. It leaves you filled with one of the world’s sweetest smells… there is no chiropractic treatment, no Yoga exercise, no hour of meditation in a music-throbbing chapel, that will leave you emptier of bad thoughts than this homely ceremony […]

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Happy, Delicious And Sparkling 2017!

2016 has been a year filled with joy, smiles, tears, achievements, personal growth and other emotions. I had the privilege to fulfill one of my biggest dreams : become a cookbook author. I feel honored and blessed for everyone and everything in my life! Let’s wrap up the 2016 with an authentic 4-course Italian dinner menu, […]

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How To Make Chocolate Bread

Ready for a delicious homemade Chocolate Bread? Take a look at my easy-to-follow video recipe and learn how to make this crispy outside and soft inside scrumptious bread. This bread is very versatile so have a slice of chocolate bread with jam and butter or enjoy it with Italian salumi (cold cuts). Buon Appetito! Credits: Ale Gambini […]

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