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My Path to Guardia...Il mio percorso di Guardia ...

VERSIONE ITALIANA SOTTOMany people are always fascinated by my background. “Oh you’re an opera singer? But you’ve danced professionally and now you’re a chef?!?!” Long story short, yes. All three. But now, I don’t want to tell you the ...

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Posted on: May 01, 2016 |  Original Post

Salted Caramel Doughnuts with Roasted Pecans

Ciao tutti!! I know, I know. It’s been a LONG time since I’ve posted and I’ve missed you all. Life has been nuts. Between working and building up my brand, Magic &Pasta Events and trying to juggle a social life, I have been getting ready ...

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Posted on: Jun 10, 2015 |  Original Post

A new dinner with Magic & Pasta in NYC, a new haircut and a new house in Italy....

Ciao a tutti!! Tutto bene?! It’s been too long! Last I posted I was exploring Florence and having the time of my life. What has happened since then? To put it more accurately, what HASN’T happened since then? I’ve gotten a haircut. I know that ...

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Posted on: Feb 19, 2015 |  Original Post

Olive Oil Muffins with Dark Chocolate Chips & Almonds and A RECIPE CONTEST!!

Ciao a tutti! I have some really exciting news… I'm a finalist in the Eggland’s Best Your Best Recipe Contest, AGAIN!!! The last time I won my category, can you help me win again? Here’s what you have to do… Please go to this link- ...

Blog: La Cucina Prima Donna
Posted on: Oct 06, 2014 |  Original Post

Olive Oil Muffins with Dark Chocolate Chips & Almonds and A RECIPE CONTEST!!

Ciao a tutti! I have some really exciting news… I'm a finalist in the Eggland’s Best Your Best Recipe Contest, AGAIN!!! The last time I won my category, can you help me win again? Here’s what you have to do… Please go to this link- ...

Blog: La Cucina Prima Donna
Posted on: Oct 06, 2014 |  Original Post

Potato Gnocchi in Sage Butter with Crispy Potato Skin Petals

 Ciao a tutti!! I know it has been a while. I’ve been very busy getting ready for my upcoming time in Italy, setting up dinners, events, classes, etc. I am SO EXCITED!!!!! In fact, to say I’m excited is downplaying it. Like last year, I ...

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Posted on: Sep 26, 2014 |  Original Post

Potato Gnocchi in Sage Butter with Crispy Potato Skin Petals

 Ciao a tutti!! I know it has been a while. I’ve been very busy getting ready for my upcoming time in Italy, setting up dinners, events, classes, etc. I am SO EXCITED!!!!! In fact, to say I’m excited is downplaying it. Like last year, I ...

Blog: La Cucina Prima Donna
Posted on: Sep 26, 2014 |  Original Post

Baked Pasta alla Norma....Sausage, ricotta and penne, OH MY!

 Day 1 of “The Box Project.” In case you missed my last post, for the next month or so I am on a mission. That is…A Box Project Mission. What’s the Box Project? Well, it’s a box of delicious treats I brought back from Italy and am ...

Blog: La Cucina Prima Donna
Posted on: Jul 09, 2014 |  Original Post

Baked Pasta alla Norma....Sausage, ricotta and penne, OH MY!

 Day 1 of “The Box Project.” In case you missed my last post, for the next month or so I am on a mission. That is…A Box Project Mission. What’s the Box Project? Well, it’s a box of delicious treats I brought back from Italy and am ...

Blog: La Cucina Prima Donna
Posted on: Jul 09, 2014 |  Original Post

Quiche alla Italiana- Pancetta and Fontina!!

Buongiorno mei amici! Today, I will be sharing a yummy favorite of mine, Homemade Quiche!! I know, I know, it’s not very Italian, but the filling sure is. Pancetta and Fontina, I mean, how good does that sound, right? I love quiche; a nicely flaky ...

Blog: La Cucina Prima Donna
Posted on: May 17, 2014 |  Original Post

"Magic & Pasta" presents "An Italian Spring Soiree" April 12th, 7PM in NYC

Ciao mei amici! We are finally starting to feel the beginning of Spring; next week will have highs in the 60s!!  With lovely spring weather comes all that Spring has to offer, and for me, that means lovely vegetables. With that in mind, ...

Blog: La Cucina Prima Donna
Posted on: Mar 31, 2014 |  Original Post

"Magic & Pasta" and "Bar Eolo" present A St. Joseph's Day Celebration, March 16th NYC

After the success of my sold out Venetian Carnevale Celebration, I am very excited to announce my next event...Magic & Pasta is thrilled to be collaborating with Melissa Muller Daka, proprietress of Bar Eolo and Pastai, both in Chelsea, New York ...

Blog: La Cucina Prima Donna
Posted on: Mar 05, 2014 |  Original Post

Celery Root Frittelle with a Basil Sirracha Aioli and A Venetian Carnevale Celebration!

 Ciao mei amici! Today’s treat is something I will be serving at my upcoming “Venetian Carnevale Celebration.” This is my first official ticketed event in NYC since starting “Magic & Pasta.” Food, drinks, masks and mischief, ...

Blog: La Cucina Prima Donna
Posted on: Feb 10, 2014 |  Original Post

Celery Root Frittelle with a Basil Sirracha Aioli and A Venetian Carnevale Celebration!

 Ciao mei amici! Today’s treat is something I will be serving at my upcoming “Venetian Carnevale Celebration.” This is my first official ticketed event in NYC since starting “Magic & Pasta.” Food, drinks, masks and mischief, ...

Blog: La Cucina Prima Donna
Posted on: Feb 10, 2014 |  Original Post

Launch of "Magic & Pasta"....A New Dining Experience

 "Life is a combination of magic and pasta"- Frederico Fellini I am very excited to announce the launch of "Magic & Pasta"...A New Dining Experience. Browse the site for the story behind "Magic & Pasta", follow on our various ...

Blog: La Cucina Prima Donna
Posted on: Jan 26, 2014 |  Original Post

Buon Anno! e Polenta Fritti with Wild Mushrooms

Felice Anno Nouvo!! Happy New Year to my friends all around the world. This year has been absolutely amazing, I am so grateful for the wonderful opportunities that I’ve had. From becoming a Sous Chef with Feast on History to studying cooking in ...

Blog: La Cucina Prima Donna
Posted on: Jan 01, 2014 |  Original Post

Buon Anno! e Polenta Fritti with Wild Mushrooms

Felice Anno Nouvo!! Happy New Year to my friends all around the world. This year has been absolutely amazing, I am so grateful for the wonderful opportunities that I’ve had. From becoming a Sous Chef with Feast on History to studying cooking in ...

Blog: La Cucina Prima Donna
Posted on: Jan 01, 2014 |  Original Post

Addio Italia

 Well my friends, alas my two months in Italia are at an end…..for now. I catch my plane back home to NYC in a few hours. My time spent in Rome and Florence has really been a fantasy, a magical, wonderful experience that I won’t soon ...

Blog: La Cucina Prima Donna
Posted on: Dec 27, 2013 |  Original Post

Vigilia di Natale a Roma!!

Viglila di Natale..Or should I say, Christmas Eve. I feel very blessed to be spending Christmas in the beautiful, eternal city, Roma. Christmas in Rome is magical, from the beautiful lights that line every street to the Christmas tree in front of ...

Blog: La Cucina Prima Donna
Posted on: Dec 24, 2013 |  Original Post

The Feast of the Seven Fishes at Eolo, NYC

 Ciao mei amici! Having been involved in the food world for not even two years, I have been fortunate enough to connect with some amazing chefs, restaurateurs, etc. One of them is Chef Melissa Muller Daka, Proprietress of Pastai and Eolo, both ...

Blog: La Cucina Prima Donna
Posted on: Dec 14, 2013 |  Original Post

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