Tori Avey

Tori Avey is a food writer, recipe developer, and the creator of ToriAvey.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. 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+.
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What Lewis and Clark Ate

Discover what these historic explorers ate on their groundbreaking expedition west across America. Continue

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The Great Gatsby, Prohibition, and Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous American novel, The Great Gatsby was a lyrical portrait of the Roaring Twenties marked by Prohibition. Continue

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William Randolph Hearst’s Welsh Rarebit

What was Hearst’s favorite recipe? Try his own recipe for Welsh Rarebit, which is actually a simple dish of bread and cheese. Continue

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The Caffeinated History of Coffee

Each coffee drinker has their own preference and taste, but what are the roots of this caffeinated beverage? Continue

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Passover: Healthy Recipes for a Meaningful Seder

Enjoy a Seder meal that still observes the dietary restrictions of the holiday. The Shiksa in the Kitchen shares her recipe ideas. Continue

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Katharine Hepburn’s Favorite Brownie Recipe

The legendary Oscar-winning actress also had a sweet tooth, and we have the recipe to prove it! Don’t forget her baking tip… Continue

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Who Was Betty Crocker?

Synonymous with baking, Betty Crocker actually started out as a “kitchen confidante,” but she was never a real person. Continue

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Speakeasies, Sofas, and the History of Finger Foods

Where did finger food come from anyway? Before you serve some mini-snacks at your next gathering, find out where it all started. Continue

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