Ailsa (sounds like “Elsa”) hails from Norfolk, Virginia. Suffering from a serious case of culinary wanderlust, she has eaten her way clear around the globe. She was also a contestant on the latest season of FOX’s MasterChef with Gordon Ramsey. Now based in Washington, DC she has dedicated herself to time travel, in search of America’s long lost foodie favorites. For more about Ailsa von D and her curious tastebuds, visit:


The outgoing First Family revitalized the White House as an international culinary center with their focus on a healthy lifestyle. What better way to celebrate that than with some hearty but healthy fall sides.