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How Joan Nathan Braids a Challah

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Watch Joan Nathan braid her challah recipe using 6 different dough ropes. Six! I only use three in my challah recipe because any more than that seemed too fancy.

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Meal and a Spiel heats up Miami!

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Just came back from Miami where I taught 4 cooking classes in 4 days! This video says it all --  it's not only about the food ♥

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Persian Dance Party Cooking Class

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Cooking sexy cuisine can often lead to some sexy dancing. Click on the video to watch when our cooking class turned into a dance party!

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How to Make Kosher Pigs in a Blanket

The most delicious crowd pleaser! These are better and way less expensive when made at home.

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How To Eat Pasta Like An Italian- World Cup 2014

I was inspired by the World Cup. Here is a video on how to twirl your pasta like an Italian and not make a mess!

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When a Gourmet Cleanses: Day One

Why even do a cleanse, especially when you love food?

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Cooking Tips | How To Open and Use Garlic

A one minute spiel on garlic that will change your life.

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How to Use Your Food Processor

Let me teach you how to NOT be scared of your food processor.

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Spiels from the Sheets

What are "Courses in Cooking for SMART Girls"? Let me explain who that includes and why.

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Why Non-Jews Should Celebrate Thanksgivukkah

Taking you to the inside of Thanksgivukkah and telling you what you probably don't know.

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Noshing at Nate ’N Al’s Deli in Beverly Hills

Eating at the oldest, most famous Jewish deli in Beverly Hills

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Soup and a Spiel

A peak at Sunday Soup class with Lynn Chen of The Actors Diet

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How To Make the Healthiest Cocktail

How to make a cocktail that tastes amazing minus the sugar and the hangover.

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Healthy Coconut Dessert | Skinny Sundae with Unsweetened Chocolate and Sunflower Butter

These ingredients can be kept in your home without risk of devouring them all in one sitting, but together...YUM

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How to Start a Cooking School by Meal and a Spiel

How Elana became a no-fuss cooking teacher by sharing the experience of making good food.

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Cooking Tips | How To Use and Choose Salt

The value of salt - really! - and how to cook with it.

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Parmesan vs. Parmigiano: Whats the Difference?

Ditch that parmesan! The RIGHT cheese is sure to take your food over the edge!

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How To Make Perfect Al Dente Pasta: Easy Step By Step

Elana takes you through the steps for cooking a perfect al dente pasta.

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How To Learn to Cook | The Ingredient that Every Italian Knows

In Italy, Elana learned that the secret ingredient in food is LOVE.

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How To Choose an Olive Oil

How to choose a good quality extra virgin olive oil for cooking good healthy food.

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Choosing Pots and Pans | What All Home Cooks Need

Want to know the best pans you should have at home? Elana breaks it down.

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Good Day L.A. : Valentines Tuscan Dinner

Elana's first televsion appearance ever on Fox Good Day LA. Talking a Tuscan pop-up dinner with Gilt City LA.

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Cooking Tips | Using Canned Tomatoes: Choosing The Best

Not all canned tomatoes are the same, and knowing how to choose them is key to good cooking.

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