Eleanor Laura Davan Mills (born May 31, 1991) is a British food writer and entrepreneur under the Deliciously Ella brand. She was an advocate of cleanliness and self-sufficiency. Her clean eating series of books was called by The Guardian “arguably the most successful fad diet cookbook series in recent years”.
Woodward was born on 31 May 1991 in Rugby, Warwickshire, England, the daughter of the politician Shaun Woodward and his wife Camilla, daughter of politician Tim Sainsbury and granddaughter of Lord Sainsbury, of the Sainsbury’s supermarket owning family. After attending Rugby School, she graduated with a degree in history from the University of St Andrews in 2013. In April 2016 she married Tessa Jowell’s son, Matthew Mills, who is also her business partner.
Deliciously Ella, which was also the title of her first book, published in 2015. Her second book, Deliciously Ella Every Day was released in January 2016. A third book, Deliciously Ella With Friends was released in January 2017. She was an advocate of clean eating. Her clean eating series of books was called by The Guardian “arguably the most successful fad diet cookbook series in recent years”. In 2015, Ella and her business partner, Matthew Mills, opened The Mae Deli, Seymour Place, Marylebone. In 2016 they opened their second site, Mae Deli, Weighhouse Street, Mayfair. In early 2017, a third site was launched named The Kitchen Counter, in Herne Hill, as an extension to their development kitchen. In March 2018, after a year, the Herne Hill site was closed down, as was the Marylebone deli, due to increased debts of £ 720,000.