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Meet Ale Gambini of A Queen in the kitchen

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ale Gambini.

Ale, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I’ve been cooking my whole life. Being Italian (born and raised) would mean food is a serious matter. When I moved to the U.S. ten years ago I felt the urge to write about the authentic and extraordinary Italian food, so I started a blog called A Queen In the Kitchen. I’ve been a contributor for I Love Italian Food, Yummly, Honest Cooking, and Expo 2015. I have developed recipes for Italian and International food brands.

I published a cookbook (A Queen In The Kitchen) dedicated to the Northern Italian cuisine, I have taught hundreds of foodies in the US on how to cook like an Italian, and last but not least, I’m a Taste Awards nominee and winner with my web series A Queen In The Kitchen and for food photography.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
My main challenge is having people who read my articles, book, or attend my classes to understand that it takes more than an Italian name or an Italian flag on the package to be authentic Italian food. There is lots of confusion about what Italian food and Italian cuisine really are.

Please tell us more about your work.
What I love the most is to connect with people, talk with them, teach them, and experience with them the extraordinary Italian cuisine. I also love to write. I’m currently working on my second cookbook.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
That is very difficult to say. I strongly believe that everything happens for a reason, so I’ll probably do the same. In an era where social media plays a very important role in every business, I’d probably take a class of social media marketing.

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Maurizio ‘OttO” De Togni, Mirko Urania

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