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A Queen In The Kitchen – Estate Italiana: Milano

The day has arrived! After traveling during this summer through the most beautiful places in Italy, here we are with the the new episodes of  A Queen In The Kitchen, Estate Italiana (Italian Summer).

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Visiting a new Country could be tricky and time consuming, especially when there is not much time available; so here are my suggestions to taste the real essence of this fascinating and polyhedric city. Milan is the capital of the Lombardy region and the second most populous city after Rome. Milan is the Italian capital of the finance, fashion, design, media and research. Milan is also the fifth most Michelin starred city in the world.

In this episode I’ll show you my TOP 8 things to see and to eat while visiting my beloved hometown Milano (Lombardy Region).

Enjoy the Summer, Buona Estate!

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My favorite shot in Brera district.

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The majestic Milan Cathedral.

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The three of us in beautiful Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

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The typical Milanese tram.

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Brera Art Gallery and Academy.

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Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest), the residential towers in Porta Nuova District.

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Visiting the prestigious cooking school La Scuola de La Cucina Italiana.

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The new Purple Metro Line.

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Risotto Giallo alla Milanese (Milanese Risotto), the staple of the Milanese cuisine.

 

Credits:

Ale Gambini (Host, Author, Editor)

Maurizio OTTO De Togni (Executive Producer, Original Music, Video Maker, Photo).

Produced by: BreadLoveAndDreams and SuperOttO Publishing Copyright © 2018. All Rights Reserved.

Italian Bread Baking @IICLA

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Kick off summer with another extraordinary cooking class at the  Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles and learn how to make homemade Italian bread and focaccia.

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Onion & Cherry Tomato Focaccia (LIGURIA)

Crescione with cheese and spinach (EMILIA-ROMAGNA)

Briosche col Tappo and Granita al Caffè (SICILY)

Save your spot now!

Saturday, July 14th, 2018
10:30 AM – 1 PM
Italian Cultural Institute
1023 Hilgard Avenue – LA 90024
To register:
please call 310-824-7408 or email to classes.iicla@esteri.it  

The 9th Taste Awards Ceremony & Reception

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This upcoming April 9th, I’ll be walking the Red Carpet as FINALIST at the 9th Taste Awards with  Maurizio “OttO” De Togni and Mirko “Mirakle” Urania, executive producer and director of my online food program A QUEEN IN THE KITCHEN. The TASTE AWARDS Red Carpet Dinner and Reception will take place at Chef Casey Lane’s Viale dei Romani in West Hollywood (CA).

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A Queen In The Kitchen, the online food program based on the homonymous blog and cookbook , has been nominated as finalist at the Taste Awards for the fourth year in a row in four categories:

  • Best Chef In a Series
  • Best Single Topic Series
  • Best Instructional Web Series
  • Best Food Program – Online/Streaming

I am beyond proud and happy to represent once again the authentic Italian cuisine and the extraordinary Italian food in the world at such a prestigious event!

The TASTE AWARDS are the highest awards for creators, producers, hosts, and directors, celebrating the year’s best achievements in Food, Fashion, Health, Travel, Sports and Lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, in Online Video, and in Apps, Radio, Podcasts and Photography.

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A Queen In The Kitchen : Light Tiramisù

Tiramisù, the king of Italian desserts, is undoubtedly one of the favorite desserts throughout the globe. In this episode of A Queen In The Kitchen. I’ll show you how to prepare a lighter but equally delicious version of  Tiramisù, so put your apron on and follow my step-by-step video recipe.

A Queen In The Kitchen Online Food Program is available on You Tube and Vimeo.

Buon Appetito!

 

INGREDIENTS


DIRECTIONS

Drain the fresh ricotta until all the water is gone, then place it in a bowl and cream with the help of a fork.

Add the sugar and mix until well blended.

Fill a small bowl with milk then add cocoa powder (according to your own taste) and mix thoroughly.

Assemble the tiramisù in 6 small glass dishes or ramekins by placing a layer of savoiardi (previously dipped briefly in the milk and cocoa powder mixture) on the bottom of each containers, cover the top of savoiardi  with ricotta cream, add some chocolate chips. Make a second layer of savoiardi, cover with ricotta mixture and dust with cocoa powder.

Chill in the fridge for one hour before serving.

Credits:
Ale Gambini (Host, Chef, Author)
Maurizio OTTO De Togni (Executive Producer, Music, Photo)
Mirko “Mirakle” Urania (Director, Video Maker, Editor, Photo)
Produced by: BreadLoveAndDreams and SuperOttO Publishing
Copyright © 2017. All Rights Reserved.

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A Queen In The Kitchen: Colombine Di Pasqua…Happy Easter!

A Queen In The Kitchen web series is finally back!!!

In today’s episode we’ll celebrate Easter by preparing a mouthwatering Italian dessert : Colombine di Pasqua (puff pastry Easter doves). These “colombine” are super cute, dove shaped pastries filled with Chantilly Cream, a sweet cream made of fresh whipped cream, sugar and vanilla extract.

Another recipe homemade, simple and delicious I have included in my very first cookbook A Queen In The Kitchen, available paperback and Kindle edition on Amazon.

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…and if you like it, please subscribe to my YouTube Channel…(it’s free)!

Buona Pasqua…HAPPY EASTER!!!

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Photo by Maurizio “OttO” De Togni – A Queen In The Kitchen

Difficulty : easy

Prep Time : 20 min.

Cook Time : 10 min.

INGREDIENTS

1 package frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 egg, beaten

For the Chantilly Cream
8 oz heavy whipping cream, cold
1 tbsp granulated sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract

powdered sugar, to dust

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven at 350 F degrees.
With a dove shaped cookie cutter, cut the thawed puff pastry into doves.
Move the doves onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and brush them with the beaten egg.
Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
Allow to cool completely on the baking sheet.
Prepare the chantilly cream whipping the cold whipping cream with a hand or stand mixer.
When the cream is almost whipped, add the sugar and vanilla extract and continue to whip until stiff peaks form.
Place the whipped cream on a pastry bag with a star tip or plain round tip.
Stuff half of the doves with chantilly cream, than cover the stuffed doves with the remaining half.
Dust with powdered sugar.

Credits:
Ale Gambini (Host, Chef, Author)
Maurizio OTTO De Togni (Executive Producer, Music, Photo)
Mirko “Mirakle” Urania (Director, Video Maker, Editor)
Produced by: BreadLoveAndDreams and SuperOttO Publishing
Copyright © 2017. All Rights Reserved.

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…a special thanks to :

Nonna Fernanda

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A Queen In the Kitchen You Tube Channel

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Drum roll, please!!!
On the occasion of the upcoming new episodes of my cooking series A Queen In The Kitchen based on my very first cookbook A Queen In The Kitchen: Nonna Fernanda’s Authentic Northern Italian Cuisine With a Twist of Me, I’ve just launched a new You Tube channel aqueeninthekitchen .

Please, take a moment to subscribe (it’s free). We really appreciate the support!

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Title: A Queen In The Kitchen

Authored by Ale Gambini

Photos by Maurizio OTTO De Togni

L.A.-based Italian food writer Ale Gambini presents traditional Milanese and Northern Italian dishes, handed down from her beloved Nonna Fernanda. Nearly a century of authentic Italian recipes, accurately explained step-by-step, prepared using only the freshest, finest and healthiest ingredients that are native to the region of Lombardy and Northern Italy in general. This book includes the staples of the Milanese cuisine such as Milanese risotto, veal ossobuco and Panettone (Christmas sweet bread).

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A Queen In the Kitchen Kindle Edition

Save the date!!! On March 8th 2017A Queen In The Kitchen Kindle edition will be available worldwide. Pre-order your copy of  A Queen In The Kitchen Kindle edition now on Amazon.

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KINDLE EDITION 
March 8th 2017

Title: A Queen In The Kitchen

Authored by Ale Gambini

Photos by Maurizio OTTO De Togni

L.A.-based Italian food writer Ale Gambini presents traditional Milanese and Northern Italian dishes, handed down from her beloved Nonna Fernanda. Nearly a century of authentic Italian recipes, accurately explained step-by-step, prepared using only the freshest, finest and healthiest ingredients that are native to the region of Lombardy and Northern Italy in general. This book includes the staples of the Milanese cuisine such as Milanese risotto, veal ossobuco and Panettone (Christmas sweet bread).

Available on:

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