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

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

An Egyptian specialty, this dish is considered low-brow, but looks festive enough for a special meal.

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

Date honey, called silan throughout the Middle East, changes everything.

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 ...

Roasted Chicken with Fresh Pineapple Recipe

I make chicken so often that my kids once told me we were all going to grow feathers and start ...

How to Make Perfect Cheesecake 5 Ways

Cheesecake is the iconic Shavuot dessert, as sacrosanct as a Hanukkah latke or Passover matzah ball.