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March 8th, Save The Date!!!

March 8th marks a very special day to me.

7 years ago I gave birth to the most precious gift of all…our beloved daughter Angelica! March 8th is the International Women’s Day, the celebration of women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. On March 8th 2013 I started to write my blog Bread Love And Dreams. On March 8th 2017 my very first cookbook A Queen In The Kitchen Kindle edition will be released on Amazon.

I couldn’t be happier, prouder and fulfilled.

Buon Appetito!!!

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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).

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A Queen In The Kitchen In-Home Cooking Classes

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I’m flattered to announce my new in-home cooking classes!!!

A Queen In The Kitchen in-home cooking classes will teach you how to cook like an Italian in the comfortable setting of your own kitchen. Enjoy an authentic Italian meal with your family and friends at home.

Buon Appetito!!!

 

What to expect

  • Authentic Italian food.
  • Fresh and seasonal ingredients.
  • Recipes and culinary tips & tricks.
  • A taste of every dish.
  • A complimentary eco-friendly reusable shopping bag “A Queen In The Kitchen”.

 

Classes 

  • Approximately 3 hours
  • Hands-on class.
  • Up to 8 participants.
  • Home cook of all levels are welcome.

 

Where 

  • Los Angeles Area

 

Cooking Class Price 

  • $69 per person

 

Book a Cooking Class

alegambini@breadloveanddreams.com

 

Valentine’s Cooking Class

Watch me LIVE tomorrow at 12pm on  https://www.facebook.com/foodiamocom for a very special Valentine’s Cooking Class at the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles.

Stay tuned and  Buon Appetito!!!

#bertozziamerica #risoacquerello #oliomacchiozzi #iiclosangeles

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And The Winner Is…

Congratulations to KIM WATKINSON, the lucky winner of a family-4pack free admission to the LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show, the West Coast’s largest baking and sweets expo.

Thank you all for entering the giveaway !!!

A special thanks to LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show .

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LA Cookie Con & Sweets Show 2017 + Giveaway

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Dear foodies and sweets enthusiasts, the 3rd Annual LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show Returns February 18-19!

The West Coast’s largest baking and pastry expo will take place February 18 & 19, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. With nearly 50,000 guests expected throughout the weekend, sweets enthusiasts can enjoy free samples from over 275 local shops and national brands, meet their favorite foodie TV stars, watch baking demonstrations, and participate in hands-on workshops.

The LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show will be complete with five stages and classrooms for workshops focusing on Traditional Baking, Vegan/Gluten-Free/Paleo Baking, Cake Decorating, Cookie Decorating, and the Celebrity Guests stage. Attendees can also admire the incredible cake displays as part of the Decorator’s Showcase competition. 100% of the proceeds from the Decorator’s Showcase entry fees will benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles.

Fun for the whole family, The Kids Zone will offer free face painting, cookie decorating, crafts, games and more.

Special Guests:

Duff Goldman of Food Network fame and Elise Strachan, Founder of My Cupcake Addiction, who has amassed over 10 million followers worldwide. Rosanna Pansino, New York Times best-selling author and creator of the show ‘Nerdy Nummies’, which airs on her YouTube channel Rosanna PansinoBurt Ward, known best for playing Robin in the Classic Batman TV series, will be speaking on stage about his career. He also created a healthy dog food company, Gentle Giant, that helps improve the health of your pooch through nutrition. Burt will also be bringing the 1966 Batmobile, which will be on display throughout the weekend. 

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be giving away a family -4 pack free admission for the  LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show .

To enter this giveaway, simply :

 

The winner will be choose randomly and announced on February 7th 2017.

The winner will be notified via email.

The prize will be sent via email.

You must be 21 years old to qualify for this prize.

Giveaway sponsored by LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show.

 

HOW TO Make Nutella Mug Cake

You may love it our hate it but Nutella is the world’s most famous hazelnut spread. In this episode of HOW TO I’ll show you how to prepare a simple and delicious mug cake. It only takes few ingredients and a couple of minutes in the microwave to make this yummy cake.

If you prefer, you can substitute the Nutella with other hazelnut spreads available at your local groceries or deli stores.

Keep it always homemade, simple and delicious.

…if you like it, please subscribe to our YouTube Channel
http://www.youtube.com/AlessandraGambini

Enjoy!

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Photo by Ale Gambini – BreadLoveAndDreams.com

Yields : 1 mug cake

Difficulty : easy

Prep Time : 5 min.

Cook Time : 2 min.

INGREDIENTS

2 tbsp all-purpose flour

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 cup Nutella

2 tbsp whole milk

1 egg

1 mug

DIRECTIONS

Place the flour in the mug.

Add the baking powder and mix.

Add the Nutella and the milk and stir until well combined.

Crack in the egg and stir until well blended.

Cook in the microwave for 2 minutes.

Dust with powdered sugar.

Enjoy warm.

The Art Of Baking Bread At Home

“Bread baking is one of those almost hypnotic businesses, like a dance from some ancient ceremony. It leaves you filled with one of the world’s sweetest smells… there is no chiropractic treatment, no Yoga exercise, no hour of meditation in a music-throbbing chapel, that will leave you emptier of bad thoughts than this homely ceremony of making bread.”

M.F.K. Fisher, The Art of Eating

 

There’s nothing better than the smell of freshly baked bread especially when comes out from your oven. If you love to bake bread as much as I do, visit my You Tube Channel
http://www.youtube.com/AlessandraGambini

Baking Bread Plus: Episode #15 : Pumpkin Fritters

Baking Bread Plus: Episode #14 : Amish Dinner Rolls

Baking Bread Plus: Episode #13 : Pain Au Chocolat

Baking Bread Plus: Episode #12 : Piadina Romagnola

Baking Bread Plus: Episode #11 : Schiacciatine

Baking Bread Plus: Episode #10 : Brioche Col Tuppo

Credits:
Ale Gambini (Host Chef – Founder – Video Maker)
Maurizio OTTO De Togni (music)
Produced by: BreadLoveAndDreams.com

Baking Bread Plus

Baking homemade bread it’s easier than what it seems.
Baking Bread Plus is a cooking web series about how to make homemade bread and baked goods, simply following step-by-step instructions. You just need a kitchen, a lot of passion and you will surprisingly learn how to prepare Pizza dough, Focaccia bread, Pita bread and many other types of bread from around the globe.