Kid Chef Eliana is an extraordinary young girl who is an accomplished cook, an author of two cookbooks, and the host of her own weekly radio show on VoiceAmerica, the Internet’s largest talk radio network with over 9 million monthly listeners. She has shared the cooking stage with Chef John Besh, filmed with Chef Aaron Sanchez (Food Network) and Chef Carla Hall (ABC’s The Chew), and appeared on The Wendy Williams Show. Notable guests on her radio show feature some of the top chefs in the nation including Jose’ Andres (Made in Spain on PBS), Andrew Zimmern (Bizarre Foods on Travel Channel), Pastry Chef Gale Gand, and so many more.
Eliana’s new full-color, hardcover cookbook entitled Cool Kids Cook: Louisiana (Pelican Publishing) showcases food from her native Louisiana with simplified recipes the whole family can cook together. Eliana says, “It’s important to preserve your family’s traditions and culture. My whole family taught me how to cook and food is what brings us together. I want to encourage kids like me to get in the kitchen, taste new foods, and learn their family’s stories through the meals they cook.” Octavia Books in New Orleans will host Kid Chef Eliana’s book debut party on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 1:30pm.
A current honoree of New Orleans’ Gambit Weekly’s “40 Under 40” award, Eliana was also a competitor in SuperChef Kids, a national webisode series produced by the creators of Iron Chef®. Eliana also received a letter of recognition from United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu for her achievements as a young chef and was chosen by Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority to receive an award for her preservation of Louisiana culture. She is an Ambassador for Healthy Fare for Kids, an organization that helps restaurants across the nation add healthy options to their kids’ menus. During Superbowl XLVII, Eliana worked with the Taste of the NFL to help “kick hunger” with a special edition of her radio show and media coverage of the event.
Despite such a full plate, Eliana still manages to maintain an “A” average in school and spend time hanging out with her family and friends. Her mission is to encourage families to cook together and to inspire kids to become culinary explorers. As Eliana always says, “Cool kids cook and get creative in the kitchen!”
Visit http://www.KidChefEliana.com for more information.