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+.

The Caffeinated History of Coffee

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


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


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


Who Was Betty Crocker?

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


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


Discover the History of Chicken and Waffles

Did you know fried, savory chicken was first combined with sweet, fluffy waffles was the 1600s? It has tasted great ever since. Continue


Discover the History of the Sandwich

You know you have a favorite one, but where did sandwiches originate? The Earl of Sandwich doesn’t get all the credit… Continue


Eating and Drinking With Charles Dickens

The beloved English author wrote about food so vividly because he grew up so simply, and felt compassion for those less fortunate. Continue

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