- Gender: Female
- Personal Status: Other
- Religion: Jewish - Unaffiliated, Jewish Renewal, Progressive
- Profession: Other, Cultural
- Interests: Diaspora cuisine, Jewish food customs and rituals, Jewish art and culture, rediscovering traditions and finding creative ways to keep the traditions vital, plus all of the general topics covered by IFF. enlarging the tent
- Birthday: February 5, 1949
- Hometown: New York
I'm a food writer who writes and lectures extensively on Jewish cuisine and culture. My latest book, Jewish Holiday Cooking: A Food Lover's Treasury of Classics and Improvisations, was named 2009 James Beard Finalist in the International Cookbook Award category (www.jewishholidaycooking.com). I believe that food is a metaphor for all that is delicious in life, for everything that we share with those we love. Jewish holidays are about more than food: they are about celebrating with family and friends. By inviting others to share in our holiday meals, we connect them to the warm embrace of our family.