Hi all! Welcome to my food blog, Food Gal Al. I love creating recipes and talking about local restaurants in Kansas City and wherever my travels lead me.  I’ve always loved food – the memories of food, the traditions of food, the food celebrated by different cultures, and the pure adventure of trying new food.

I’m a midwest native that grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and I moved to Kansas City, Missouri in 2014. Cooking started to become a hobby of mine about five years ago and I’ve learned a lot (and have made plenty of mistakes) in those short five years. I’ve tried to make balsamic tempeh (big mistake), I’ve recreated family favorites like beef stroganoff (big win!), and I’ve yet to master the sugar cookie – but don’t judge me on this shortcoming!

I look forward to sharing some of my current favorites and some tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way. Whether I’m putting my own spin on classic favorites or talking about my newest restaurant obsession – I never get bored talking about food and I hope you won’t either!


Alex Johannes

Aka. Food Gal Al