Tori Avey is a culinary anthropologist, convert to Judaism, and her familyâ€™s resident chef. Her blog The Shiksa in the Kitchen explores the history of Jewish cuisine as well as other historical culinary topics. She focuses on the story behind the foodâ€“ why we eat what we eat, how cultural foods have evolved, and how yesterdayâ€™s food can inspire us in the kitchen today. She also posts free kosher recipes that include step-by-step photos on TheShiksa.com.
Toriâ€™s food writing and photography has appeared on the websites of CNN, Bon Appetit, Zabars, LA Weekly and The Huffington Post. Sheâ€™s also been a featured guest on Martha Stewart Living Radio and Chef Jamie Gwenâ€™s radio program. Her websiteâ€™s fan page is currently one of the fastest growing food pages on Facebook.