Tori Avey

Tori Avey is a food writer, recipe developer, and the creator of 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. Tori’s food writing and photography have appeared on the websites of CNN, Bon Appetit, Zabar’s, Williams-Sonoma, Yahoo Shine, LA Weekly and The Huffington Post. Follow on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.

Mark Twain: A Little Bill of Fare

Twain’s A Tramp Abroad lists foods that Twain’s character missed fiercely during his European travels. This section is often referred to as Twain’s Little Bill of Fare. Continue


Discover the History of Beets

Beets are most commonly a dark red color, and often a divisive ingredient amongst vegetable eaters. Continue


History in a Jar: The Story of Pickles

Pickles have been around for thousands of years, dating as far back as 2030 BC when cucumbers were pickled in the Tigris Valley. Continue

Judy Garland

Judy Garland and Her Favorite Vegetable Salad

The incomparable actress also had an affinity for one vegetable salad. Learn more about her life from PBS Food. Continue

Cinco de Mayo recipes

Get Cinco de Mayo Recipes for a Festive Celebration

Cinco de Mayo has become a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. Let your menu match the spirit of the occasion! Continue

Vegetarian Passover Recipes

Get Vegetarian Ashkenazi Passover Recipes

Passover has many dietary restrictions that are further complicated for non-meat eaters. Tori Avey shares her meatless Seder suggestions. Continue

Edible Mushrooms

Magical Mushrooms: The Allure of Edible Fungi

The reputation of mushrooms have varied over history before it became a common ingredient. Continue

Edible Aphrodisiacs

Learn Why These 10 Foods Are Edible Aphrodisiacs

Learn about ten foods and their love-inducing properties – obviously chocolate and strawberries are on the list. Continue

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