- Writing about and creating cocktails for over 10 years
- Stir and Strain has been a finalist for Saveur Magazine Best Food Blog Awards 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2018
- Globally seen on SimplyRecipes.com, TheKitchn.com, Bravotv.com, Buzzfeed.com, Imbibe.com, HuffingtonPost.com, FoodRiot.com, Liquor.com, as well as a contributor on Serious Eats, and NPR's Dinner Party Download.
Stir and Strain's Elana Lepkowski has an extensive background in the gourmet and celebrity food industries. As veteran creative director of Surfas in Culver City (a 'chef's paradise' and foodie destination), she led public outreach and liaised with promotional partners, coordinating on-site events with food and equipment brands as well as with the Food Network, Bravo, and other major media outlets. She has been writing for Simply Recipes since fall 2019 and writing for various media outlets since 2006.
Favorite soundtrack while cooking: "Buck Owens Ultimate Collection"
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