Chaya Rappoport

Chaya Rappoport is a food stylist, baker and recipe developer with a deep love for challah, halva and salty everything. Currently NYC based, you can find her blogging seasonal recipes on and postings snaps of her day to day cooking + baking on instagram, @retrolillies. Her work has been featured on The Feed Feed,, Food and Wine and Conde Nast Traveler.

Articles by Chaya Rappoport

Za’atar Fried Chicken with Spicy Thyme Honey Recipe

This American comfort food classic gets an Israeli twist with plenty of za'atar and fresh thyme.

Cold Sesame Noodles with Chicken and Vegetables Recipe

Noodles tangle together under a sweet, nutty sauce and combine with shredded grilled chicken for an easy make-ahead dish.

Chocolate, Halvah, and Tahini Swirl Buns Recipe

I had my first proper halva experience at The Halva Kingdom in the Machane Yehuda Shuk in Jerusalem. I’d never really ...