My name is Ali Fagan and I am an American chef currently living in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Everyone Romaine Calm started as a social media outlet for me to share my quarantined cooking during 2020 when our whole world changed. After friends began asking for some recipes to make during the lockdowns, I started my instagram as a virtual recipe book and later this site was formed. Now, it is not only a place to share my recipes and travel guides for food lovers, especially those who are gluten free.
After being professionally trained by The Institute of Culinary Education, I have worked in NYC restaurants both as a chef and manager, the test kitchen of The Food Network, as a private chef, and as a freelance recipe developer and food writer.If you are looking to work together please contact me here!
After being diagnosed with Celiac disease in 2003, my world was turned upside down. It was at this point that I realized if I wanted something, I had to learn to make it. While I wish I could devour fresh French pastries or dive head first into a bowl of homemade Italian pasta, I’ve made it my passion to find or make the best gluten free food out there. While being gluten free does require some adaptations to lifestyle, eating gluten free can be easy and absolutely delicious – if you know where to look!
While I specialize in gluten free food, my Celiac Disease diagnoses made me food obsessed in general. The origins of dishes, how things are made, tasting every new delicacy I can get my hands on… I am on a 100% gluten free diet myself, but I strive to learn more about food everyday and with this learning I hope to share or inspire others.
*For any work inquires – please note: I have developed plenty of recipes involving gluten, that avoid typical “gluten free substitutes” or are only specifically gluten free. I also have experience and knowledge with various other food intolerances or diets.
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