Tori Avey is a culinary anthropologist, convert to Judaism, and her family’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 food– why we eat what we eat, how cultural foods have evolved, and how yesterday’s food can inspire us in the kitchen today. She also posts free kosher recipes that include step-by-step photos on TheShiksa.com.
Tori’s food writing and photography has appeared on the websites of CNN, Bon Appetit, Zabars, LA Weekly and The Huffington Post. She’s also been a featured guest on Martha Stewart Living Radio and Chef Jamie Gwen’s radio program. Her website’s fan page is currently one of the fastest growing food pages on Facebook.