Welcome to my food blog. I’m Alessandro, but you can call me Ale.
I was born and organically raised in Italy, moved to NYC in 2010. I work in advertising as a creative, I’m not a professional chef. But I always liked cooking and trying to make things by myself, experimenting with food and pans. Mine are simple things, rich flavors and traditional Italian recipes. This is how I make them.
My friends always say I should open a restaurant, thought a blog would be easier…
I was born in Abruzzo, on the east coast of Italy, but grew up in Rome. I guess my cooking was deeply influenced by those places. And by the amazing cooks I met along the way. Starting with my maternal grandmother, my dad and many other.
When I was a kid, during vacations, I remember waking up and having breakfast while my “nonna” was already cooking lunch. Traditional recipes, amazing flavors and smells, what a beautiful way to start a day off school… As I grew up I kept being fascinated with cooking.
The chance to achieve and recreate certain specific flavors is like magic to me.
It enables me to go back in time, and experience something for the first time, every time I want.
I also like many other things. Traveling, photography, writing, beauty and learning about life, places and people.
English is not my first language, forgive the errors. Hope you enjoy these pages, let me know what you think.