Ale Gambini

Alessandra “Ale” Gambini is a LA-based Italian food writer, cookbook author, recipe developer, host chef in web series, Italian food advocate, cooking instructor, IICCT chocolate taster and WACS Accredited Tea Master. Born and raised in Milan, she learned how to cook and love good food from her beloved grandmother Nonna Fernanda. Her web cooking series “A World Of Sweets”, “Baking Bread” and “A Queen In the Kitchen” are the Award Recipient(s) of the prestigious “The Taste Awards” in Hollywood. Her last book is “No Ketchup on Spaghetti” (The complete guide on how to shop, eat, and cook like an Italian).


Latteruolo is a nutritious milk-based Italian dessert typical from Emilia Romagna, Marche and Tuscany regions. Latteruolo is also known as lattaciolo or casadello and basically is a pudding cake made with milk, eggs, sugar, a little bit of flour and variously flavored with vanilla pod or lemon peel or ground nutmeg. Another simple and delicious rec...

These delicious shortbread cookies are a must for the Italian Holiday season and cold winter days. The whipped shortbread pastry, in Italian FROLLA MONTATA, is a buttery pastry used for the preparation of desserts that require a cookie press or a pastry bag. Enjoy these melt-in-your-mouth cookies with a warm cup of tea, espresso, or cappuccino. Mer...

Taròz is a traditional dish from Valtellina (Lombardy region), made with green beans, potatoes, onion, and Valtellina Casera PDO cheese. The word Taroz in dialect means blend (tarare = to blend). Taròz is usually served as an appetizer or as a side dish alongside local salumi such as Bresaola from Valtellina PGI.  INGREDIENTS  2 medium potatoes 10...

Let's celebrate the Fall season by baking a decadent chocolate pumpkin cake. This cake has a super moist texture and a chocolatey and nutty aroma. It can be prepared by using fresh or canned pumpkins with the addition of any kind of nuts. I highly recommend using natural cocoa powder and the best quality ingredients because good food depends almost...