- Elise is the founder of Simply Recipes, and she served as the site's CEO from 2003 to 2019
- She was named one of America’s 50 Most Powerful People in Food in 2012 by The Daily Meal
- Elise's recipes reach over 10 million people each month.
Elise Bauer is the founder of SimplyRecipes.com. A blogging pioneer, Elise first created Simply Recipes in 2003 as a way to keep track of her family’s recipes, and over the years grew it into one of the most popular cooking websites in the world. Whether sharing recipes, explaining cooking techniques, or mentoring fellow bloggers, Elise at heart is an educator, and believes that by generously sharing what we know, everyone benefits.
Before diving into the food world she was a marketing executive in Silicon Valley for 17 years, with Internet startups as well companies such as Apple and Symantec.
Elise is a founding board member of The Food Literacy Center, a non-profit that inspires kids to eat their fruits and vegetables.
Best Piece of Cooking Advice: "Don't be afraid to cook, even sear on high heat, with extra virgin olive oil. EVOO is packed with antioxidants which are fantastic for your health and protect the oil from degrading when heated. Just make sure your olive oil, like any cooking oil, is fresh, not rancid. A good extra virgin olive oil will make most anything you cook with it taste even better."
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