Russ Crandall

Russ Crandall created the popular food blog The Domestic Man focused on mainly gluten-free and paleo-friendly recipes with an emphasis on classic, traditional, and international dishes. He is The New York Times bestselling author of three cookbooks and has contributed to’s Kitchen Daily, Food & Wine, and Yahoo! Food. His recipes have also been featured in People Magazine, The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Mashable, and others.


Washington state native Russ Crandall started The Domestic Man in 2010, five years after suffering a stroke at the age of 25 and undergoing serious health issues as the result of a rare autoimmune condition. Not satisfied with the standard prescribed treatment for his illness, he began searching for dietary alternatives that would alleviate his symptoms. Crandall found success adhering to the nutrient-rich “caveman” or paleo diet and so he decided to document his wellness journey through recipes. By 2013 his blog was a finalist in the prestigious Saveur Best Food Blog Awards. Crandall published his first cookbook, The Ancestral Table, in 2014, followed by Paleo Takeout, which landed on Amazon’s list of best books of 2015. In addition to blogging and running the popular YouTube channel Retro Game Corps, Crandall serves as a senior military advisor on active duty in the U.S. Navy in Hawaii.  


Russ Crandall holds a master of healthcare administration degree from Walden University and a bachelor of arts in social studies from the Chaminade University of Honolulu. He also has an associate of arts in Russian language from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center.

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