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Elsa Giannakoudaki
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Elsa Giannakoudaki is a specialist in content curation, with an emphasis on media placement. She has worked for the creative departments of publications such as Visionaire, Vogue Hellas, Esquire and Harper's Bazaar. A former member of the design team at 2x4 Inc., Elsa also practiced visual communication and branding. Additionally, she has been a faculty member at Lehigh University, teaching art and advertising techniques.

A native of Greece, Elsa worked with the Olympics Committee Hellas and the Hellenic Ministry of Culture previous to studying design at the London College of Communications. Later, she attended New York University, focusing her studies on new media practices.

Formerly covering fashion and art, Elsa has shifted her attention to wellness, nutrition and culinary topics. Always a purveyor and practitioner of a healthy lifestyle, changing her focus to such subjects was an easy transition. When not traveling the world in search of the next best story, she resides dually in New York City and Los Angeles.

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Jon Favreau Is CHEF

(1) Comments | Posted April 29, 2014 | 3:55 PM

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Making a good film is art. Making good food is art. Put them together and you have Jon Favreau's newest film Chef, which hits theaters May 9th. Favreau, best known for directing Elf, Iron Man 1 & 2, and for roles in films...

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Farm to Table: Brenda Brock, Founder of Farmaesthetics

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 10:02 AM

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Brenda Brock knows a lot about natural ingredients. Her beauty line Farmaesthethetics boasts complete natural ingredients and sustainable cultivation practices. The formulae for her products are kitchen-based as opposed to those concocted in a lab. Her ability to work with natural ingredients does...

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Tal Ronnen: Los Angeles' Top Vegan Chef

(1) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 10:30 AM

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Where do Los Angeles celebrities dine? One place that big name personalities visit is Crossroads Kitchen on Melrose Avenue. It's a great-looking spot filled with great-looking people, but what is most remarkable is the plant-based cuisine. Who is behind this "must visit" restaurant?...

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Mayim's Vegan Table

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2014 | 5:52 PM

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It's not always easy trying to please your kids at the dinner table. They have one idea of how and what they should be eating, and you another. With pizza, fish sticks, french fries and a variety of other "not so healthy," foods...

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Kurt Russell: The Star of Winemaking

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 2:56 AM

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Kurt Russell -- you know his movies but do you know his wine? Labeled as "Gogi," it's not about his celebrity; it's about producing distinctive and well-crafted wine. We talked to Kurt about his love, passion and newest endeavor as a...

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A Little Bite of Paris

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 9:08 AM

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There are macarons and then there are Ladurée macarons. A 150-year-old legacy from France, Ladurée produces those beautiful and colorful sweet puffs you picture the chicest of Parisians nibbling on with their coffee. It's what you would picture Marie Antoinette,...

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Raw Talent: Sarma Melngailis

(0) Comments | Posted February 20, 2014 | 9:22 AM

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It was in 2003 when Sarma Melngailis first tried a raw and vegan diet. It was supposed to be a two week trial. That two weeks turned into more than ten years. Today, she is at the helms of one...

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A Love of Food

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 10:22 AM

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If you know Cristina Ferrare, you likely love her. If you haven't been acquainted with this talented impresario, then you will be sure to love her after you try one of her recipes. Counting Oprah as a fan of her...

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Alex Thomopoulos: The Genius of Gluten-free Cooking

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2014 | 11:59 AM

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Alex Thomopoulos, who was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2010, has to be smart about how she eats. Having a diet with "restrictions" does not phase her. She believes the best attitude to take with any dietary concern is to consider...

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Plant Food With Raw Chef Matthew Kenney

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2014 | 4:00 PM

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Everyone thought the raw diet was a fad soon to pass, but it's alive and well. The concept is that cooking obliterates nutrients in food. Award-winning chef, educator and author Matthew Kenney is an expert when it comes to raw cuisine....

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Cooking With Fresh Herbs

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2014 | 4:45 PM

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It is not unheard of these days that our beauty products are laden with what is more conventionally considered food. Some ingredients are nourishing to both our insides and outer appearance. Margo Marrone knows this better than most of us....

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Flexible Cuisine With Elena Brower

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 5:45 PM

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Elena Brower, founder and co-owner of Virayoga in NYC is more flexible than most. Firstly, she takes to the yoga mat with finesse, strength and of course the kind of flexibility you expect from a yoga expert. However, we refer to...

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The Sweetest Guy in Beverly Hills

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2013 | 3:40 PM

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Jonathan Grahm will have you remarking, "what a sweet guy," and that's not only because he is at the helms of the historic Compartes Chocolatier, a Los Angeles institution since 1950. His passion, attention to detail and vibrant personality shine...

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Homemade Greek Yogurt

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2013 | 2:50 PM

This DIY by gluten-free goddess, Alexandra of Alex T Cooks will have you enjoying au naturale homemade goodness straight from her own kitchen...

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Greek yogurt consumption has blown up in the last couple of years, and rightfully so....

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'Love Spell' Tea Cookies

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2013 | 1:23 PM

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This recipe has been developed exclusively for Tay Tea by pastry chef Lizabelle Burke. Master tea blender Nini Ordoubadi's loose-leaf teas are a mild obsession for those familiar with them. Alone, the teas are notable; as ingredients in recipes,...

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The Marshmallowists!

(0) Comments | Posted November 1, 2013 | 5:53 PM

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Marshmallows are having a moment. With fewer calories than a cupcake, these square little fruit-sweetened and essential oil-flavored marshmallows from British duo the Marshmallowists, are taking London by storm! Limiting your sugar intake is important, which is why those...

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Fun With Gluten-Free Food

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2013 | 7:16 PM

Chef Alex Thomopoulos puts a lot of personality into the preparation of food. After all, she is a former stand-up comedian and a regular on MTV's Disaster Date and has voiced several cartoon characters.

On "Hungry," a popular cooking based YouTube...

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Anna Getty - Mother Earth

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 2:57 PM

Anna Getty, of the Getty family fame, has devoted much of her life to eating organically,
employing eco-friendly practices, and utilizing sustainable, natural products. She is also very much a spokesperson for incorporating holistic and green practices into pregnancy and parenting, with an emphasis on organic foods,...

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