Chiacchiere (Carnival Fried Pastries)

“A Carnevale ogni scherzo vale” (Anything goes at Carnival time). Carnevale (Italian Carnival or Mardi Gras) is celebrated 40 days before Easter and is the last chance to party before Ash Wednesday and the restrictions of Lent. In Italy we celebrates Carnevale with masquerade balls, goliardic parties and parades showcasing gigantic floats. Children, dressed up in costumes, throw […]

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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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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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“Ofele’ fa…

“Ofele’, fa el to mesté!”. “Pasticcere, fa’ il tuo mestiere!”. “Pastry Chef, do your job!”. (Everyone should do only what is within its competence). Italian Proverb from Milan (Italy) Photo by Maurizio “OttO” DE Togni

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“Oeuf d’une heure…

“Oeuf d’une heure, pain d’un jour, vin d’un an”.  “Uovo di un’ora, pane di un giorno, vino di un anno”. “Egg of one hour old, bread of one day, wine of one year old”. Italian Proverb from Aosta Valley region Photo by Maurizio “OttO” De Togni

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“Troppi cuochi guastano la minestra”.
“Too many cooks spoil the broth”.

Italian Proverb