How To Make Strawberry Santas

Strawberry Santas are the most fun and delicious Christmas treats for the whole family. Easy to make, delicious to eat, it takes only a few minutes to turn your organic fresh strawberries into little cute Santas filled with mascarpone cream.

This recipe makes 6 big Strawberry Santas.

Keep it always homemade, simple and delicious!

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How To Make Chocolate Rolls


Learn HOW TO Make Chocolate Rolls simply following my super easy  video recipe. You’ll only need three ingredients : puff pastry, chocolate chips and egg yolk. Chocolate rolls are mini size puff pastry rolls filled with mini chocolate chips. I’ve used the semi-sweet chocolate chips but you can fill them with your favorite chocolate chips (dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, butterscotch).

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A Queen In The Kitchen On Google Books

A Queen In The Kitchen is now on Google Books.

Check some of the five stars reviews about my very first cookbook, a unique book or gift for all the foodies, cooks and cooking enthusiasts.

“A MUST READ! Thank you  Ale Gambini for the wonderful book! Nonna Fernanda forever!!!” Chef Gino Campagna

5.0 out of 5 starsA true gem on Northern Italian cuisine

“As an Italian who grew up and lived near Milan for the first 30 years of my life, I can say that Ale’s cookbook captures the cooking of my region with incredible accuracy. Now that I live in North America, I appreciate this cookbook even more because it features a kind of Italian cuisine that hasn’t gone mainstream yet, therefore probably adding a number of new Italian dishes to people’s repertoires. Ale’s collection is a unique gem in the vast offering of cookbooks on Italian cooking – assolutamente raccomandato :)”

5.0 su 5 stelle THE queen in the kitchen 👏

“Italian recipes easy to make. A real celebration of taste. Ale Gambini reveals the secrets of the authentic Italian dishes, techniques and amazing tips. Grazie”

5.0 out of 5 starsFive Stars

“Great recipes!”

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Publication date:
June 28th 2016, Los Angeles (CA)

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).

A Queen In The Kitchen is published by SuperOttO publishing:
ISBN-13: 978-0692669099.

Available on:

buy4 (US)CA, Amazon Europe: (ITFRESDE) and UK.

Albuquerque The Nutella Turkey ….Happy Thanksgiving!!!


This year I have many reasons to be thankful :

  • My family, the most important thing in my life
  • Our loving cat Jolly, my personal assistant while cooking and writing recipes.
  • A Blog that makes me gratified.
  • My very first cookbook A Queen In The Kitchen, dedicated to my beloved Nonna Fernanda
  • All the friends, followers, readers around the globe

…and many more blessings to count.

For this Thanksgioving I’ve prepared Albuquerque The Nutella Turkey, a very simple and delicious recipe that will put a smile on everyone’s face. I named it Albuquerque after the Thanksgiving song my daughter learned at school and constantly sings.

Enjoy the blessings in your life.






Photo & Video by Ale Gambini – BreadLoveAndDreams

Difficulty : easy

Prep Time : 15 mins.

Cook Time : 30 mins.


2 puff pastry sheets (one 17.3 oz. box), thawed

1/2 cup nutella

1 egg yolk, slightly beaten

colored candies, to garnish


1 baking sheet

2 sheets parchment paper

1 paring knife

1 metal tablespoon

1 pastry brush


Preheat the oven at 400 F degrees.

Place one puff pastry sheet over a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

With the help of a paring knife, shape the pastry into a turkey silhouette (body and legs)

Remove the excess of puff pastry and reserve it for later.

On another sheet of parchment paper, repeat the same procedure with the second puff pastry sheet.

With the back of a metal tablespoon, spread the first puff pastry turkey with Nutella leaving out 1/2 inch from the edges and the legs.

Overlap the first puff pastry turkey with the second puff pastry turkey. Refine the shape if needed.

For shaping the turkey feathers, make incisions in a radial pattern (1 inch wide) starting from the edges to center. Leave some space in the center to position head and neck.  Twist each puff pastry feather two times.

Shape some of the reserved  pastry into a log (5 inches long) , place it in the middle of the turkey and shape into a S.

Make the eye, the wattle and the beak  with colored candies.

Brush with the egg yolk

Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.


The Taste Awards…Finalist Again!!!


I’m over the moon to announce that my cooking web series “A Queen In The Kitchen” (based on my very first cookbook A Queen In The Kitchen ) has been selected as finalist at the prestigious The Taste Awards.





Now I need a little help in order to fulfill my dream, please vote for “A Queen In The Kitchen” in the Viewers Choice Award Category


A HUGE thank you to my crew :

Maurizio “OttO” De Togni (Production , Publishing, Music)

Mirko “Mirakle” Urania (Director, Film Maker and Editor)

…and a very special thanks to my muse Nonna Fernanda and my dear friend Fiona Josef.


How To Make Pizzette

Raise your hand if you like Pizza! Today I’ll show you how to make Pizzette. Pizzette are mini-size pizzas made with puff pastry, tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella and oregano. The perfect snack, finger-food and hors d’oeuvres for birthday parties, children’s parties, graduation parties and block parties.

Keep it always homemade, simple and delicious!

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How To Make Parmigiano Baskets

Parmigiano Reggiano is undoubtedly the King of the Italian Cheeses and can be shaped into an edible bowl too.

Follow my video recipe and learn  how to make Parmigiano baskets, useful for holding small appetizers, finger-food snacks and hors d’oeuvres.

I always RECOMMEND to use only authentic Italian Parmigiano Reggiano, the one and only made in beautiful Emilia Romagna (Italy).

Keep it always homemade, simple and delicious!

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All these Videos are shot on and edited with iMovie on my iPhone 6 plus.

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