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pizza pizzazz

pizza pizzazz

  This is a brief post.  Not on desserts or anything sweet but on another Italian staple, pizza.  So for years I’ve been hearing about “the best pizza ever” that cost a bomb but was worth every cent.   Every time the conversation of pizza comes up, all I hear from Mario is “the best pizza I ever had was in Harrods, London.  Cost a fortuuuune.  But it was good.  And this is a compliment because when I was young I used to eat two pizzas EVERY NIGHT.  And I worked with my friend in the pizzeria, had my own pizzeria and have eaten pizza in every region in Italy“.   And as much as he stresses the two pizzas EVERY NIGHT, I need to stress I hear this same conversation EVERY TIME we talk about pizza.  Got the message Mario.  And I have to say that even though Mario makes a pretty good pizza, I still had my doubts.  I mean, Italians invented the pizza so surely the best pizza in the world must be in Italy, right?   But today I got this message from my boyfriend, a trained pizza chef, who’s doing some travels at the moment.  “This was goood pizza, definitely lived up to the hype.  Everything about it was perfect“.  And here’s the photo to prove. it.       So I ask – would you pay $40 for ‘the best pizza in the world‘?   After two pizza experts and a pizza aficionado professed the same message, then I guess they must be right.  And now I can’t wait to go back to London to try myself some pizza at Harrods.   …

– Frank, Stirling WA

For over 6 months I have been confronted with potentially life changing situations. Some positive and some negative. I was looking for avenues in which to revert my positive energies which would allow me to overcome my difficulties. My wife was given this fantastic Italian cookbook as a gift which I decided to read and which was followed by actual cooking attempts. The results were disastrous. Not only did I not create a good meal but I burnt my wife’s cooking utensils. She was not happy. After many kitchen catastrophes I decided that maybe it was best that I didn’t continue with my kitchen adventures until one day I was introduced to Kitchen Angel. One of my best friends gave me this fantastic baking mix which was new to the market to try at home. It was the pasta di mandorla (almond dough mix) mixture which I now know is one of the flagship mixes. My best friend told me that it was simple to make great Italian sweets with this mixture and to give it a go. So I did. I opened the box and read the instructions. I followed each step carefully and after 15 minutes of baking I had perfect Italian biscuits “justa like a mamma useato make”. It was so simple, just four steps. I couldn’t believe what I had just created. I went on and bought more and more fantastic products from Kitchen Angel and now I have my confidence back to get into the kitchen when I feel I need to and above all I have a happy wife and a happier life. I cannot sing high enough praises for …

fancy some morning tea?

fancy some morning tea?

  We’re pleased to announce that we have reached yet another key milestone on the Kitchen Angel journey this week.  In fact we were successful in achieving it sooner than expected!    Drum roll please ….   We’ve secured a flagship store in Brisbane where the Kitchen Angel product range will be sold direct, where we will hold baking demonstrations and of course, have the obligatory coffee bar.    We’re so excited and can’t wait to share all of the details with you.  But until then, we thought we’d throw in a little teaser.  Rather than tell you where it is, we thought we’d run a competition to see if you can guess where our store will be.  Here are your clues:   1.  It’s approximately 3 km from the Brisbane CBD 2.  We’re in a commercial precinct 3.  Steinway, Boston & Essex – we love the sound of them   The first person to guess the exact location (street number, name and suburb) will win a free morning tea for 2 people at our new store.  Simply add your answer as a comment to this blog post.    This competition is open to Brisbane residents only (unless you are willing to donate your prize to a family, friend or colleague who lives in Brisbane) and does not include the cost of travel.   You can enter this competition once daily.  This competition ends at midnight AEST on Wednesday, 6th June.  The winner will be announced on Facebook and will be contacted via email.   So while Mario is elbow deep in the design and construct phase, he’s got the rest of us scouring  food providores, magazines and …

things we’re loving right now

things we're loving right now

  •  Amisfield Pinot Noir  … it goes down a real treat.  The other night I had it with stuffed quail, prosciutto and green beans.     •  Yoga.  It really does make you feel like everything will be okay. • Smash on Fox 8 … there is a reason to stay in on a Saturday night!! • Brisbane in winter.  We may not have ski slopes, but there is definitely something to be said for beautiful sunshine in the cooler months! • Chilli infused pistachio biscuits     pasta al pistacchio infused with chilli   Namaste.    

have you tried our baking mixes?

have you tried our baking mixes?

  It’s been a good few months since I launched my Kitchen Angel product range to market and thought this was the opportune time to take stock of what my team and I have achieved.  We’ve had a couple of successful stands at the Boutique Markets and Fine Food Queensland show and have also been fortunate enough to sell our products to some great cafes, restaurants and food stores.  It has been a pleasure to see how others have taken to using the baking mixes and made them their very own.  My staff have also become quite skilful in the kitchen and tried lots of different flavour combinations.  While the natural flavours of the baking mixes do really hold their own, I have also enjoyed some different combinations – pistachio and fig, chilli infused, hazelnut, cranberry and white chocolate.  My number one favourite so far though has been the almond and lemon frangipane tart (thanks to my wife for her inspiration with this one).   Have you tried our baking mixes yet?   I really want to know what our customers and followers think about our products, so I am personally inviting you to drop me a line through email or facebook to tell me what you how you have used our products  or what flavour combinations you would like to try?   Ciao,   Mario   PS – Cat is insisting I add some images to this blog, so here are some photos from the Boutique Markets last Sunday.         PPS – Thanks to Jules who sent us an email lately to give us feedback on the Bacio d’Alassio baking mix she …