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Alessandra “Ale” Gambini

Alessandra “Ale” Gambini is a SoCal-based Italian food writer, cookbook author, recipe developer, host in online food programs, Italian brand ambassador (Matilde, Vicenzi), cooking instructor, IICCT certified chocolate taster and a WorldChefs Accredited Tea Master.

Born and raised in Milan, she learned how to cook and love good food from her beloved grandmother Nonna Fernanda.

Her online food and travel series, A Queen in the Kitchen – Estate Italiana, has been awarded with the prestigious TASTE Award. She has also been inducted into The TASTE Awards Hall of Fame class 2022/2023.

Ovis Mollis Cookies Are Your Thanksgiving Dolce

Our "Dolce Queen" shares a recipe for Ovis Mollis cookies, a unique Thanksgiving dessert that is both delicate and crumbly.

Piedmont Hazelnut Cake Is a Perfect Fall Dessert

Our "Dolce Queen" shares a delightful hazelnut cake indigenous to her home region of Piedmont that is perfect for fall.

Sicilian Coconut Granita to Beat the Summer Heat

Appetito's "Dolce Queen" Ale Gambini shares the recipe for coconut granita, a semi-frozen Sicilian dessert that's perfect for cooling down or as a quick pick-me-up.