Elana Amsterdam

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Elana Amsterdam
Elana Amsterdam.jpg
Nationality American
Occupation Food Blogger, Author
Website elanaspantry.com

Elana Amsterdam is the New York Times Bestselling author[1] of Paleo Cooking from Elana's Pantry. She writes cookbooks for gluten-free cooking, using almond flour and coconut flour as a gluten-free alternative to wheat flour. Her book, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook, was named one of the "Best Cookbooks of 2009" by The Denver Post.[2] Amsterdam has partnered with the California Almond Board in conjunction with her works.[3] Her blog, elanaspantry.com, was named one of the top 50 food blogs by Cision.[4] Amsterdam contributed an article to Shape Magazine[5] and she was featured on Fox News's On the Hunt with Jonathan Hunt.[6]

Amsterdam was added to Crains New York Business 40 under 40 in 1998.[7]


In November 2006 Amsterdam started Elana's Pantry, a go-to website for healthy, gluten-free, grain-free, paleo recipes and lifestyle tips.


In 2009, Amsterdam published her first cookbook The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook with Celestial Arts. It was mentioned as ‘’one of the best cookbooks of 2009’’ by The Denver Post.

Her second book, Gluten-Free Cupcakes: 50 Irresistible Recipes Made With Almond And Coconut Flour was released in 2011 by Celestial Arts.

Amsterdam’s third cookbook, Paleo Cooking from Elana's Pantry: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes was released in 2013 by Ten Speed Press. It made the New York Times best seller list on July 7, 2013.

Early life and education[edit]

She attended an Ivy League school.[8]

Personal life[edit]

She lives in Boulder, Colorado.[9] She is married to CEO of "Vail Resorts", Rob Katz.[10]


  1. ^ Cowles, Gregory. "Print & E-Books". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ Shaw, Tucker (December 2, 2009). "Causing a STIR: Best cookbooks of 2009". The Denver Post. Retrieved 19 December 2011.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ Board, Almond. "California Almond Board". Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  4. ^ http://blog.us.cision.com/2013/05/top-50-food-blogs-2/
  5. ^ "Almond Flour: The New Super Food?" (PDF). Shape. April 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. 
  6. ^ "Elana's pantry: Paleolithic Diet offers gluten free options". Fox News. March 14, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Elana Amsterdam, 30". Crain Communications Inc. October 12, 2012. 
  8. ^ Amsterdam, Elana. "About". Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  9. ^ Board, Almond. "Gluten Free Living". Retrieved 23 December 2011. 
  10. ^ http://www.barrons.com/articles/vail-resorts-ceo-transforming-the-business-of-skiing-1416023916

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