A Queen In The Kitchen – Estate Italiana: FICO Eataly World (Bologna)

FICO, acronym for Fabbrica Italiana Contadina (Italian Peasant Factory) and literally fig or cool! (Italian expression), is THE WORLD’S LARGEST AGRI-FOOD PARK in beautiful Bologna (Emilia-Romagna) 100.000 square meters of authentic Italian agri-food related stuff including : shops and marketplace 40 eating points 40 farming factories 6 multimedia carousels 6 classrooms theater and cinema 2 hectares […]

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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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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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