I’m Alison Kay, welcome to my kitchen! I create tasty, real, nourishing food with ingredients local to my home, near Florence in Italy.
Food has always played a huge role in my life.
I love cooking because…
It’s fun! I love to touch food, to see its colours, textures and shapes; its life. It brings me delight as well as slowing me down and connecting me to my body and the cycles of my life.
Why would I buy pre-prepared food when I could have so much fun creating a dish that is more easily digestible, supports my local environment, has less food miles and packaging, is fresher, doesn’t contain preservatives or chemicals?
Feeding those I love home-made food, bringing people together at the table makes me feel deeply satisfied, joyful, useful and expressed.
Why is my cooking the way it is?
I care about what I put into my body. I want to feed myself and my family meals that are nourishing, easy to digest, satisfying and as close to ‘natural’ as possible. I’ve been the other way and I wasn’t healthy.
I love kitchen challenges! Oh, to experiment, play, try things out, create something new and different. At times, both mine and my family’s food choices have been restricted due to health – I have always used this time to be super-creative.
I believe in traditional wisdom, developed over years and passed through generations. I give my imagination, time and money to engage with that, not products developed by companies whose main goal is to make a profit.
I want to support and be part of the environment and economy of the place I live and encourage agriculture that cares for the land and those who live and work on it.
If you want to know more about my health journey, that includes losing half my body weight, eating vegan and raw vegan, regaining my fertility naturally after five years without a cycle and my healing journey with my son, who had a life-saving bowel op aged eighteen months, you can read here or watch a short video interview here.
I love to connect; I love people – that’s why I’m here on the www and on Instagram. Write to me at .