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+.
Pumpkin Pudding recipe

Thanksgiving, Lincoln and Pumpkin Pudding

Despite earlier origins, Thanksgiving took its modern shape during Abraham Lincoln’s presidency. Try a pudding recipe his wife enjoyed. Continue


Cary Grant’s Oven-Barbecued Chicken

Did you know the famed actor had a passion for chicken? Tori Avey shares his recipe and potentially the dish’s inspiration. Continue

Halloween Devil's Food Cupcakes

Halloween: A Foodie History

Tori Avey shares the spooky history behind your favorite Halloween traditions. Continue


Emily Dickinson: A Poet in the Kitchen

Emily Dickinson was a great American poet, but did you know she was also an accomplished cook? Try one of her recipes and learn more. Continue


Civil War Cooking: What the Union Soldiers Ate

Blogger Tori Avey examines the food and challenges involved in feeding the Union army during the Civil War. Continue


Discover the History of Sushi

Join Tori Avey as she explores the history of sushi, and shares some great recipes to make your own. Continue

The Peach Melba

Opera, Escoffier, and Peaches: The Story Behind the Peach Melba

Read the fascinating account of how the peach melba came to be and get the original recipe. Continue


Brave, Curious, Bright and Fearless: A Tribute to Julia Child

Tori Avey pays tribute to the fearless nature of Julia Child in The History Kitchen. Continue

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