Cool Kids Cook Radio Show #49 Interview with Elana Amsterdam of Elana’s Pantry – Monday, August 12, 2013

Hey Young Chefs!

Elana Amsterdam
Elana Amsterdam

Today, I interviewed Ms. Elana Amsterdam of Elana’s Pantry. Elana Amsterdam is a nationally-renowned chef, eco-entrepreneur, and gluten-free guru. She is the author of The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook. Ms. Elana has been featured in such prestigious magazines as Shape, Delicious Living, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. Ms. Elana’s website receives an astounding 1 million visitors per month and is coveted for its weekly recipes, ingredient selection, food purchasing, and food preparation tips.

Paleo Cooking from Elana's Pantry
Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry

I didn’t have my regular segments. Instead, I talked about the Farm to Table International Symposium I attended co-sponsored by the SoFab (Southern Food and Beverage) Institute. I talked about:

Friday, August 2, 2013
* William Rubel keynote aobut Early Modern Kitchen Gardens
* New Farming, New Farmers session
* The cool farm to table luncheon
* My interview with White House Executive Pastry Chef, Bill Yosses
* Journalism session

Saturday, August 3, 2013
* White House Pastry Chef Bill Yosses’ keynote about the Science Behind Food
* Great American Seafood Cook-off as part of the Louisiana Foodservice and Hospitality Expo sponsored by the Louisiana Restaurant Association
* Chef David Binkle, Food Service Director of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s keynote about Changing School Lunches
* SoFAB Gala

Sunday, August 4 , 2013
* Book Signing at A Tisket A Tasket in the French Quarter

That’s it for this week! Join me next week when I interview Lisa Wagner, Author of Cool World Cooking: Fun and Tasty Recipes for Kids.

Bon Appetit, Kid Chef Eliana

By Chef Eliana

Kid Chef Eliana is the author of two cookbooks, Cool Kids Cook: Louisiana and Eliana Cooks!; the host of a weekly radio show called Cool Kids Cook on Voice America, the Internet's largest talk radio network with over 9 million monthly listeners; and a media personality. Named one of the “Top 10 Most Famous Kid Cooks” in the world by The Daily Meal and Fox News, Kid Chef Eliana is a young entrepeneur on the move. She is a 2012 Winner of New Orleans’ Gambit Weekly’s “40 Under 40” award, the youngest recipient in their history. She was a competitor in SuperChef Kids, a national webisode series produced by the creators of Iron Chef®. In 2010, Kid Chef Eliana was profiled in an exhibit at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. She is featured in a book called The Parents’ Guide to Raising CEO Kids by Dr. Jerry Cook and Sarah L. Cook. She is also a featured kid chef on, a national website for kid foodies. She is an Ambassador for Healthy Fare for Kids, an organization that helps restaurants across the nation add healthy options to their kids’ menus. During Superbowl XLVII, Eliana worked with the Taste of the NFL to help “kick hunger.” In the future, Eliana plans to design chef wear and cookware for kids, create a line of spices, and host her own TV cooking show. Her mission is to educate and encourage kids to become culinary explorers. As Kid Chef Eliana always says, “Cool kids cook and get creative in the kitchen!”

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