Crystal Rivera

Crystal Rivera, once a poet, is now a food stylist, food photographer, and recipe developer located in New York City. Born a Russian-Puerto Rican Jew in Queens, NY and having spent many years cooking with her second family, Italian-Syrian Jews in Brooklyn, many of her dishes merge cuisines into poems.

Articles by Crystal Rivera

Chicken Soup with Caramelized Cabbage Matzah Balls Recipe

Caramelized cabbage and onion get added right into the matzah balls with this rich soup.

Syrian Meatballs with Tamarind Sauce Recipe

These meatballs are a holiday favorite and serious crowd-pleaser.