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

Syrian Meatballs with Tamarind Sauce Recipe

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