Meet Our Cool Food Panel!
We can’t even begin to tell you how excited we are to introduce you to our 2014 Cool Food Panel (especially since it’s March Frozen Food Month)! Our Cool Food Panel is made up of influential voices and third-party storytellers in the food world to help tell the frozen and refrigerated foods story on behalf of Easy Home Meals and the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association. Our 2014 Cool Panel is a mix of food experts and bloggers that are here to share recipes, stories, videos and tips throughout the year. We’re extremely happy to welcome back last year’s Cool Food Panelists and are looking forward to the three new bloggers joining the panel this year! Now, drumrolls please…..
The 2014 Cool Food Panel
Alison Lewis of “Ingredients, Inc.” is returning as a 2014 Cool Food Panelist. Alison is a nationally known cookbook author, recipe developer, media consultant and spokesperson, magazine and internet journalist/writer and blogger on food, travel and fitness, health and event speaker, food and travel photographer, culinary nutritionist and president of Ingredients, Inc. She focuses on simple, approachable recipes and lifestyle tips to help her readers make healthy food choices. As part of the 2013 Cool Food Panel, Alison was featured on “Fox & Friends,” “Fox & Friends FIRST” and “KCAL.” Be sure to follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!
Angie McGowan of ”Eclectic Recipes” is returning as a 2014 Cool Food Panelist. Angie is a stay-at-home mom, recipe developer and blogger. She develops recipes for Betty Crocker, Pillsbury and many more; recipes receive hundreds of thousands of hits per month. As part of the 2013 Cool Food Panel, Angie was featured on WorkingMother.com and she also created two videos in the frozen and refrigerated dairy aisles to leverage across social media. Be sure to follow Angie on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!
Estela Schnelle, RD, of “Weekly Bite” is returning as a 2014 Cool Food Panelist. Estela is a Registered dietitian for Produce for Kids. She has a Masters in Nutrition Science from Texas Women’s University and is formerly the Director of Clinical Nutrition at Georgetown University Medical Center and Director of Clinical Nutrition at Sibley Hospital. She is a stay-at-home mom with a diverse background that helps NFRA reach broad audience. As part of the 2013 Cool Food Panel, Estela was featured on CookingLight.com, Shape.com and SheKnows.com. Be sure to follow Estela on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!
Gaby Dalkin of “What’s Gaby Cooking” is a new addition to the 2014 Cool Food Panel. Gaby is a 27-year old Millennial blogger who writes mostly about healthy but sometimes decadent recipes from her everyday life. She believes in eating what you want, when you want it. Gaby has strong skills in video creation, including video recipes like cheesy pull apart bread, that allow readers to tag along on her travel adventures. Be sure to follow Gaby on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube!
Chef Billy Parisis of “Billy Parisi” is a new addition to the 2014 Cool Food Panel. A 31-year old dad and chef, Billy is one of the true culinary media entrepreneurs branching out his brand across the digital and social landscape since 2007. He engages as on-camera talent, speaking engagements, live cooking demonstrations, brand advocacy and culinary consulting. Billy was a finalist on “Iron Chef of Missouri” in 2004 and has been featured on several national TV, radio and print mediums since then. He has a popular video section on his site where he frequently uploads cooking demos. Be sure to follow Billy on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube!
Lauren Brennan of ”Lauren’s Latest” is our newest addition to the 2014 Cool Food Panel. Lauren is a wife and mother of two children (a nine month old and four year old) who shares tips on how to live a happy and big life on a small budget. As a young mom, she is able to connect with a younger audience and also includes a travel and family section on her blog, bringing a diverse perspective to her readers. Lauren enjoys using common ingredients and transforming them into simple, easy meals that taste great and most importantly, are do-able for the at-home cook. Be sure to follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!