Bohemian Bold Thinking With Ally from Ally's Kitchen
Her friends and family know her as Alice. And, she has an alter ego, Ally. Her trademark cuisine is most aptly described as ‘Bohemian Bold'-simple, yet sophisticated dishes - hippie chic. That means seasonal vegetables, traditional cuts of meats, seafood, fresh herbs, spices and seasonings, fashioned into unlikely combinations resulting in eclectic ‘new' dishes with varied cultural and global influences. Learn more about Ally's inspiring story on this edition of Voices of Vision with Jane Asher.
With memorable personalities only a first name is needed-think Oprah, Ellen and now it's Ally! First on the food scene when she appeared on season 2 of FOX Network's Master Chef, Ally has continued to blaze a food/lifestyle trail and a dedicated following with her hippie chic 'Bohemian Bold'® brand of thinking, fooding and living.® From her food photography to her ingredients, Ally's culinary artistry is recognizable and distinct, and her social media following, including more than 338,00+ alone on Facebook, is growing daily!
Her resourceful ‘West by God Virginia' roots while growing up in the hollers combined with her decades of Low Country South Carolina living give Ally her twang, drawl and charm as she captures people with her authentic and honest voice. For decades, she was ‘Dr. Alice' a licensed private practice psychologist. With five children, seven grandchildren and a cadre of in laws, outlaws and family, she's always believed there's more out there at the ‘edge' of life! She's a nomad by nature having traveled the globe and loves hiking, cycling, yoga, camping, snowshoeing, riding on Ben's (hubby) Harley and most anything that keeps her outdoors. Her lifestyle reflects her 1960s hippie roots and this mindset permeates everything she does and shares.
A world food champ, winner of numerous cooking competitions including the prestigious Dole California Cook-Off, Mountain States Rosen Veal, Grilled Cheese Academy, Beef! It's What's for Dinner, Gallo Family Vineyards and more, Ally is the first-ever brand ambassador for Dole Sunshine, has covered the Aspen Wine and Food Festival for Fiji Water, is a regular contributor to the International Housewares Association's "Inspired Home", has covered the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Rose Parades for Dole Sunshine. Her cooking demos at ‘Live on Green' in Pasadena prior to the parade shows her entertaining personality and charm. Ally's first cookbook, Ally's Kitchen-A Passport for Adventurous Palates debuted in May 2015 and can be found on Amazon and at BN online.
Ally has appeared on Food Network's ‘Clash of the Grandmas' and was featured on Hallmark Channel's ‘Home and Family TV Show' as one of their ‘Best Home Cook' finalists. In September 2017, VRAI digital publications will debut Ally's magazine, ‘Boho Living', a color-splashed and energizing food and lifestyle magazine that epitomizes a true adventure in eating, travel, and everyday living-a life well lived. When you meet Ally, expect the real Ally-raw, unscripted and ready to share her infectious juju energy!
About Jane Asher:
Jane Asher is a natural connector, who got her start in the media world through radio in Michigan in 1980. She soon migrated west and has worked at legendary radio stations such as KTYD Santa Barbara, KGB, KSON and KIFM in San Diego. She was awarded the prestigious Marconi Award for her work at the Smooth Jazz station KIFM in 2005.
She researched, wrote, edited and produced the highly regarded and award-winning public affairs program San Diego Update. The Advertising Council recognized Jane for her continued commitment to effecting positive social change. While Jane's network continued to expand, so did her desire to grow her own business. She branched out into the world of voice over with a home studio in the 1990s. She is currently the voice of Cartier, Ferragamo and Michigan State University's program RELAX-Alternatives to Anger.
In 2010 her natural curiosity led her to expand her knowledge and business again, by including marketing and social media for businesses and non-profits. When anyone asks her what she does for a living she responds; "I connect inspired people with one another, especially those with a desire to help others." Helping to elevate other people is one of her personal passions.
Jane has been involved in many international missions. She is part of a team that has been building homes for the impoverished over the past five years in Tijuana. She has traveled to El Salvador to feed the homeless on a humanitarian mission in 2011. Recently, she traveled to Malaysia to help build a school on Borneo. She was so moved by her visit; upon her return, she raised money to pay for the education of thirteen children in a school in Keningau.
Her vast connections across all media platforms bring a wealth of passionate and empowered individuals to her show. If you are doing something to make this life experience more rewarding for others...she wants to talk to you.