Ronnie Fein

Ronnie Fein gave up a fast-track, high-pay job as an associate at a major Wall Street law firm to become a freelance food and lifestyle writer. Over the years she has written for the food sections of daily newspapers including Newsday, The Connecticut Post, Stamford Advocate and Greenwich Time, and for numerous publications including the New Jewish Voice, Connecticut Bride, Connecticut Magazine, Jewish Woman Magazine, Westport and Greenwich Magazines, Consumer’s Digest, New Canaan Advertiser and others. She writes for on-line sites including The Jewish Week and JoyOfKosher. Ronnie is also author of four cookbooks: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Cooking Basics, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to American Cooking, Hip Kosher, and The Modern Kosher Kitchen. She was also a contributing editor to The New Cook’s Catalogue, the 25th anniversary edition of the James Beard original.


Articles by Ronnie Fein

How to Make Cold Borscht

A smooth, pureed soup of beets garnished with mint and citrus.

Creamy Irish Potato Soup with an Ashkenazi Twist

Based on a combination of Irish potato soup and Ashkenazi kartoffelzup, this dish can be garnished with crispy beef or lamb.

Kreplach Recipe: Jewish Dumplings You Can Make at Home

Too intimidated to make your own kreplach? These Jewish cooking pros make it simple.

Chicken Fricassee: A Jewish Classic

Ashkenazi-style braised chicken and meatballs.

Roasted Goose Recipe: A Hanukkah Tradition From the Middle Ages

I realize that latkes and donuts are iconic foods for Hanukkah, but in my family the holiday wouldn’t be right ...

Koshary: Egyptian Lentil and Rice Recipe

Most of my family loves the classic Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. But there are ...

Cranberry and Roasted Squash Noodle Kugel Recipe

A few years ago I was a judge at a Kugel Cook-off and even a million calories later I was ...

Zimtsterne: Star Cookie for Yom Kippur Break-Fast

When people deny themselves food for an extended period of time they’re usually ravenously hungry and find themselves thinking about ...

Date Honey Cake Recipe

When I was a kid I would shiver at the prospect of eating honey cake, which I thought was too ...

Summer Fruit Crisp Three Ways

The Book of Ecclesiastes (3:1) tells us “to everything there is a season.” Summer? That’s the season for enjoying the ...