Top Chef
Elana Horwich

Elana Horwich
Born to parents who defrosted, Elana Horwich began cooking as a young child because the kitchen was the only place in the house her mother couldn’t find her. In her 20’s she had an epiphany which took her to Italy for 5 years. There, she worked in bars, fell in and out of love, ate her way through the peninsula, and garnered life experiences that she would one day write about. While devouring every aspect of the local culture, she learned to cook from an Italian mamma in a Tuscan villa.

In 2010, back in her hometown of Los Angeles, Elana founded the “Meal and a Spiel” cooking school out of her parents’ kitchen, and now travels the country teaching people how to make phenomenal food, easily.

Elana has appeared on television as an expert on healthy holiday cooking, and her writing and recipes have appeared in newspapers throughout the country. She is the consulting chef for the UCLA Women’s Cardiovascular Center.
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