Media Features

Features of Elena Davis in the Media.

(CucinabyElena formerly MamaMiaMangia)

A little more into the projects and collaborations from Elena and her food and stories blog. The features highlight her authentic Italian roots and love for sharing food with others as well as building a community around food, family, and tradition. For more about her, MEET ELENA .

Magazine Features

The Mediterranean Lifestyle Magazine

This magazine is for all who want to discover the elements that make up this enriching way of life. It is a great pictorial and editorial resource for all enthusiasts worldwide wishing to discover and explore the famous Mediterranean Diet, Food Recipes, Lifestyle, Travel, Art, Culture and Sustainability. Because it’s not only a diet, it’s a way of living. 

Recipes Included:

Italian Seafood Salad (Insalata di Mare Antipasto)

King Crab Salad Recipe (simple and easy)

Seared Scallops in Lemon Butter

Podcast Features

Cake By Courtney’s Beyond the Cake Podcast

Episode: “Where Tradition Meets Table” with Elena Davis

Elena Davis was born in Sardegna, Italy – home to her mother’s family and where she’s spent nearly every summer of her childhood and adulthood since moving to the states when she was seven years old. Italy is home, just as much as Salt Lake City is for Elena now. It’s where her roots planted and grew deep over years and years of returning to visit her “nonna” and “nonno.” It’s where she fell in love with cooking, baking and most of all, sharing food around tables of new acquaintances, old friends and family. Elena’s website,, is filled with these family recipes, stories and traditions, along with new creations and a passion for sharing the joy food brings to our lives. In addition to dreaming up recipes, Elena is a mother to three children and a part-time reading specialist at a high school in Salt Lake City, Utah. She enjoys running, hiking, and traveling with her family, including yearly Sardegna trips.

Listen to the Podcast on any platform such as: Audible, Google, Apple, Amazon

Recipes and Stories discussed in the Podcast

Sugo al Pomodoro (Classic Italian Tomato Sauce)

Polpette Con Sugo (Italian meatballs in tomato sauce) di Nonna Laura

Softest No Knead Bread

Saturday Story: Sweet Summer Mornings

Saturday Story Spotlight: Slow Walks by the Sea with Nonno Livio

Megan Porta’s Eat Blog Talk Podcast

Episode: “The Power of the Story Behind the Recipe” with Elena Davis

In episode 203, we talk with Elena Davis about how the concepts of love, food, culture and tradition are important in blogging to create a delicious food experience for your audience. We cover information about how it is true your audience wants facts and information but they also want YOU, keep heart written in what you share and make yourself relatable by showing a little of you to your world!

Television Features

KSL Channel 5 Food History Documentary

If you want a real sneak peak into Elena’s Sardinian family and her summers growing up in Italy this documentary will give you that direct experience. See the family that she refers to in all her stories!

Food fuels our body…but it also feeds our soul. It’s the unspoken truth that true “foodies” have always known: the real power of a good recipe goes beyond its ingredients. Food can serve, heal, connect, bind, and uplift human hearts. Food is service. Food is love. See how women are using food to express their faith, and share their beliefs, in unique ways…to take “comfort food” beyond the kitchen, and share it with people around the world.

Watch the Episode

News Segment Features:

KSL Studio 5

Elena is featured on Studio 5 with Brooke Walker as a guest chef. Elena contributes by sharing kitchen tips, authentic Italian recipes, and MORE!

Watch ALL the Episodes KSL Studio 5!

ABC4 Good Things Utah

Elena is featured on the Utah morning show Good Things Utah as a guest chef. Elena contributes by sharing kitchen tips, authentic Italian recipes, and MORE!

Watch ALL the Episodes ABC4 GTU!

Article Features

Elena was featured in the local Davis County Clipper Newspaper: Local Blogger Shares Recipes, Stories And More.

Elena was also featured as a guest contributor on Allison Carter Celebrates for her EASY DINNER IDEA: POLPETTE CON SUGO (ITALIAN MEATBALLS IN TOMATO SAUCE) DI NONNA LAURA

Elena’s Twice Baked Zucchini went viral after an article from TheKitchn. Read about it HERE.