Deborah Kobylt Live: Ale Gambini

Ale Gambini, former musician, current Italian food ambassador, blogger and author, “No Ketchup on Spaghetti,” joins us on our #LittleItalyOfLA Podcast, teaching us how to cook like a true Italian. And it’s all in the ingredients.

Ale grew up outside of Milan, and enjoyed a successful career as a musician, traveling the world as a renowned percussionist. But upon moving to the U.S. with her husband, she followed her passion for food, pivoted her career, and focused on writing about Italian food, inspired of course by her grandma in Italy. She shows us makes Italian food so unique, and illustrates how anyone can cook like an Italian grandma. it’s in the simple details, she says, and its all in her sell-out book. Here’s a clip from our interview with Ale and #DeborahZaraKobylt.
Happy cooking!

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Sheri Strobaugh

Imagine finding out your birth parent was a famous singer, the very heartthrob you would listen to on the #radio growing up.

That’s what happened to writer #SheriStrobaugh. When she was an adult, she decided to investigate who her birth parents were, and was stunned to uncover the truth.

Her biological parents conceived her while in high school and gave her up for adoption. Upon digging further, she learned her biological dad was #BobbyHatfield, heartthrob of the #RighteousBrothers, and what followed was a journey to uncover where she comes from and meet the half-siblings she never knew.

It’s a riveting roller coaster of a story that she chronicled in her latest book, “My Birth Dad was a Righteous Brother.” Join our show as Sheri talks with #DeborahZaraKobylt about her journey on #DeborahKobyltLIVE. It’s a story you want to miss!

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Melissa Fino

f you’re interested in starting a business but aren’t sure where to begin, join #DeborahZaraKobylt as she speaks with entrepreneur #MelissaFino, an in-demand business coach dedicated to helping women brand, market, and plan strategies for business, whether just starting out or looking to grow to the next level.

Melissa offers practical advice on how to get the job done, and can target areas to get through roadblocks. She’s earned her Masters from #USC, but the skills she’s learned along the way that this former high school drop out shares to come up with a solid plan for success.

Please join us on #DeborahKobyltLIVE today, and find us anytime on demand on Facebook, YouTube, IGTV, and wherever you get your podcasts.

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Giada Valenti

Join us for our Little Italy of LA Podcast today when we speak with award-winning Venetian vocalist Giada Valenti, one of the most celebrated Italian singers who has worked with some of the true greats from Andrea Bocelli to Clive Davis.

Giada talks about growing up outside of Venice and how her grandmother encouraged her to sing. She said moving to the U.S. opened even more doors for her career, including performing at Carnegie Hall.

Hear all about her vibrant career and life starting at 12:30 today!

We also speak with Ale Gambini, former musician, and current Italian food ambassador, blogger and author, “No Ketchup on Spaghetti.”

Ale grew up outside of Milan, and enjoyed a successful career as a musician, traveling the world as a renowned percussionist. But upon moving to the U.S. with her husband, she followed her passion for food, pivoted her career, and focused on writing about Italian food, inspired of course by her grandma.

She talks about that, what makes Italian food so unique, and of latest sell-out book. Our episode with Ale will air on Tuesday, Feb 23rd.

Join us to hear all about these fascinating women, their stories growing up in Italy and their successes here in the states on Facebook, YouTube, IGTV, and wherever you get yourself podcasts. Ciao🇮🇹 #LittleItalyOfLA #DeborahKobyltLIVE

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Karen Haines

Deborah Zara Kobylt talks with Karen Haines, a woman on a mission.
From keeping design journals since the age of 13 to starting her own design business to learning the ins and outs of hosting parties for hundreds of people, this master entertainer has been perfecting her effortlessly chic aesthetic for decades.
Master entertainer and celebrated designer Spa Girl Cocktails is an iconic trendsetter. Renowned for hosting magnificent parties which always include her hallmark, a hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind specialty martini, Karen recognized a void in the spirits industry: a premium, ready-to-drink cocktail that was clean and refreshing yet also low-calorie, low-sugar, high-proof, and guilt-free.

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Irene Tsu

Deborah Zara Kobylt talks with Asian-American actress, artist & writer Irene Tsu. Born in Shanghai, China to a banker father and a painter mother and raised in New York City. Her career spans four decades in most of the popular TV series (50 titles) and 32 feature films. Irene says: “I’ve had an enormously colorful life. I grew up with all the parts I played. I played the daughter, the sweet daughter, the disobedient daughter. I was a secretary, a nurse, a doctor, a judge, a business woman, a villain. In my real life, I’ve been a dancer, an actor, a designer, an artist, an entrepreneur, a realtor, a builder, a wife, and a mother.” #irenetsu #deborahkobyltLIVE #DeborahZaraKobylt

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: People´s Pottery Project

Deborah Zara Kobylt talks with formerly incarcerated prisoners Susan Bustamante, Lauren Fuller, and People’s Pottery Project co-founder Molly Larkey about the artist-driven initiative whose mission is to empower formerly incarcerated women, trans, and nonbinary individuals and their
communities through the arts.

People’s Pottery Project put into practice the abolitionist principle of “Care Not Cages,” by centering the critical needs of people coming out of incarceration, most of whom are Black, Brown, or Indigenous, and many of whom identify as LGBTQI.
Please join us today on this special episode.

Deborah Kobylt Live: Sheryl Benko

Deborah Zara Kobylt talks with Sheryl Benko. Sheryl grew up in southern Colorado, graduating from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, with a B.A. in Communication. Her studies in film and television laid the foundation for a career in motion pictures, allowing her to work with some of the most esteemed filmmakers in the industry. Sheryl currently resides in Los Angeles, working as a Post Production

Supervisor. Her love of movies is also expressed through writing screenplays, and producing and directing short films. The Last of Will is her first novel.

Deborah Kobylt Live: Victoria Passarella

On our Little Italy of LA Podcast today, #DeborahZaraKobylt speaks with Victoria Passarella, founder of the Italian American Leadership Network, which connects fellow Italians through business, education, and even social networking.

Victoria is the daughter of an Italian immigrant, holds two masters degrees from Columbia University, has been featured in Forbes and on the Today Show for her work as a career and brand strategist.

Now she’s bringing her expertise to the Italian American community to make connections through business and more.

Hear our full interview with Victoria, and learn more about the Italian American Leadership Network on their website at and please join, too!

Deborah Kobylt Live: Frank Stallone

Deborah Zara Kobylt talks with #Grammy and GoldenGlobe nominated artist Frank Stallone Official , about his life in music, acting, and yes as the younger brother of SylvesterStallone of Rocky fame.

Frank has a documentary film that premieres on 1/19/21 about his life, STALLONE, Frank That Is. The film includes interviews from various music and film stars, and takes us on a journey into his music career, his more than 75 films he’s acted in, and the many legendary people he’s worked with. Available on Google, Amazon, and other streaming platforms.

Enjoy our interview for Little Italy of Los Angeles Association. It was a real honor, so thank you, Frank.