Tori Avey is a food writer, recipe developer and the creator of ToriAvey.com where she authors two popular cooking blogs: The Shiksa in the Kitchen and The History Kitchen. She is the resident food history writer for PBS Food and Parade.com. She explores the story behind the food – why we eat what we eat, how the foods of different cultures have evolved and how yesterday’s food can inspire us in the kitchen today. She carefully researches the history of every dish she covers, putting recipes within the context of the time period, ethnicity, and family traditions where they originated. Tori specializes in adapting historical and vintage recipes for the modern kitchen while telling the stories behind those recipes, allowing readers to recreate and enjoy the flavors of the past. The Shiksa in the Kitchen was recently named the IACP People’s Choice Award winner for Best Culinary Website.
Tori’s food writing and photography have appeared on PBS, Parade, CNN, Bon Appetit, Williams-Sonoma, Yahoo Shine, Refinery 29 and LA Weekly. Her cooking tips, styling advice and recipes have appeared in many online and print publications including The Kitchn, FoodieCrush Magazine, Spry, Kveller, The Chicago Tribune and The Jew and the Carrot. She’s been a featured guest on ABC 7Live in San Francisco, New Day Northwest, NBC Today in LA, Fox Good Day New York, Weekend Today in New York, WGN Chicago Midday News and many more. She’s been a featured guest on The Joan Hamburg Show, Dining Around with Joel Riddell, Chef Jamie Gwen’s radio program and Martha Stewart Living Radio. Tori was recently featured on the New York Times “What We’re Reading” List.