Tori Avey authors The History Kitchen column for PBS Food. She is a food writer, recipe developer, and the creator of two cooking websites: The History Kitchen and The Shiksa in the Kitchen. 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 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 2012 IACP People’s Choice Award winner for Best Culinary Website.
Tori’s mouth-watering recipes and photographs, combined with her storytelling and anthropological approach to food, have proven to be a winning combination. Her fan page is one of the fastest growing food communities on Facebook. 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. She’s also been a featured guest on Weekend Today in New York and Fox Good Day New York, NBC 6 Miami, ABC 7Live in San Francisco, WGN Chicago Midday News, San Diego Living, Daytime, Martha Stewart Living Radio, The Joan Hamburg Show, and Chef Jamie Gwen’s radio program. She was a featured speaker at BlogHer Food 2012, the largest food blogging conference in the country.
Tori is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), the American Anthropological Association, the American Folklore Society, the Association for the Study of Food and Society, and the Culinary Historians of Southern California.