Leah Koenig

Leah Koenig is a writer and cookbook author whose work has been published in The New York Times Magazine, Saveur, CHOW, Food Arts, Tablet, Gastronomica, and Every Day with Rachael Ray. Leah writes a monthly food column for The Forward and a bimonthly column for Saveur.com called “One Ingredient, Many Ways.” She is the former Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning blog, The Jew & The Carrot, and she is a frequent contributor to MyJewishLearning.com, where her recipes are very popular, and highly praised. Her first cookbook, The Hadassah Everyday Cookbook: Daily Meals for the Contemporary Jewish Kitchen, was published by Rizzoli in 2011. The book was named one of the “Best Books of 2011? by Library Journal and The Kitchn called it “a big, beautiful book that is also down-to-earth and completely accessible.”


Articles by Leah Koenig

Passover Recipes: Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Shallots

For Passover, writer and cookbook author Leah Koenig brings us a sweet and hearty side dish that looks as good ...

Persimmon and Pistachio Cupcakes

What to eat on the birthday of the trees.

Lavender Cheesecake with Shortbread-Almond Crust

Cheesecake is a natural fit for Shavuot, which falls during springtime right as people's cows and other animals were giving birth, and therefore producing milk.

Pear and Ginger Compote

It's not just sour cream and applesauce anymore.

Easy Chocolate Fondue

A special chocolate treat for Tu Bishvat.

Hungarian Fruit Soup

A yummy fruit soup for Tu Bishvat.

Lemon Tart with Almond Crust

A zesty dessert for Tu Bishvat.

Vegan Walnut Pesto

A tasty dip for your Tu Bishvat seder.

Lima Bean Hummus with Toasted Peanuts

A different bean gives this hummus a slightly sweet taste.

Roasted Garlic Hummus

Hummus with a rich but subtle flavor.