Elana Amsterdam is the New York Times Bestselling author 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. Amsterdam has partnered with the California Almond Board in conjunction with her works. Her blog, elanaspantry.com, was named one of the top 50 food blogs by Cision. Contributed by Jonathan Hunt to The Hunt and Jonathan Hunt. Amsterdam was added to New York Crafts Business 40 under 40 in 1998.
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.
She attended an Ivy League School.
She lives in Boulder, Colorado. She is married to the CEO of “Vail Resorts”, Rob Katz.