Originally from Russia, Alissa has lived in the UK since the late 1990s, making London home and a place of infinite inspiration. She studied film history, gaining a PhD in the field of Soviet Holocaust cinema, while working with various film festivals and running her own cultural events production company.
In 2014 after leaving her career in the arts sector, she launched KinoVino which rapidly gained recognition as one of the most original projects redefining London’s food scene. Following its launch Alissa developed a bespoke event branch, hosted supper clubs under her own name exploring food from my native Russia. She released her debut cookbook Salt and Time in 2019.
After becoming a mama in November 2018, Alissa was inspired to share her experience and use her knowledge in food to advocate for maternal wellbeing through nutrition. I have launched a podcast - MotherFood - to create a community of women and share their voices on subject of food and womanhood.