Videographer and Columnist | 2010-2011

FOOD52 is a food community website run by Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubs.

From May 2010 – December 2011, Elena was the videographer, shooting and editing weekly videos which featured recipes, instructions, techniques and restaurant visits. Elena also wrote a bi-weekly column during 2011 called “Dinner & a Movie,” which paired the website’s recipes with various feature films. She also contributed to the popular Oscars pairing articles for two years. You can read a profile that Food52 published about her here.

Elena shot all videos with a single camera and typically delivered an edited version within a few days. Elena wrote 19 articles and made over 110 videos for FOOD52 in 18 months. In 2011, her videos were nominated in Saveur‘s 2011 “Best Food Blog Awards” for the ‘Best Video Content’ category.

A Selection of Dinner & a Movie Articles:


Bright Star


Vicky Christina Barcelona

The Age of Innocence

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 

The Hangover

To Kill a Mocking Bird

Some Like it Hot

My Best Friend’s Wedding

Spirited Away

 Little Women 

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