Panzanella (Tuscan Bread Salad)

Panzanella, literally PAN: Bread and ZANELLA: Soup Bowl, is the name of the traditional Tuscan bread salad. The main ingredients of panzanella are stale Tuscan bread, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, basil, salt, pepper, vinegar and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I had the pleasure to teach how to make this dish during Culinary Tour Of Italy, […]

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Pandoro Christmas Tree With Chantilly Cream

The most wonderful time of the year has arrived! Let’s celebrate Christmas with a delicious Pandoro Christmas Tree filled with Crema Chantilly (Chantilly cream). Pandoro (literally golden bread), is a traditional Christmas sweet bread from Verona that gets the name from its golden color. Pandoro is baked  in a special star-shaped mold and doesn’t contain contain any […]

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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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