Leah Koenig

Leah Koenig's writing and recipes have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Saveur, Epicurious, Food52, BonAppetit.com, Departures, More, and Tablet, among other publications. Leah's most recent cookbook, Little Book of Jewish Appetizers (Chronicle Books) came out in August, 2017. Her previous book, Modern Jewish Cooking, (Chronicle) was published in 2015 and featured in Food52's Piglet cookbook tournament. In addition to writing, Leah also leads cooking demonstrations and workshops around the country and in further-flung locales from Toronto to Krakow. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Leah worked for the Jewish environmental organization, Hazon, where she ran their food and agriculture-related programs.


Articles by Leah Koenig

Iraqi Chicken Stuffed With Spiced Rice Recipe

A slow-cooked comfort dish perfect for Shabbat lunch.

Malabi with Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe

A sweet & salty take on this popular Middle Eastern dessert.

Matzah Pie with Leek and Spinach Recipe

A hearty vegetarian meal to enjoy during Passover.

Vegetarian Mushroom Moussaka Recipe

A rich and delicious meatless entree.

Moroccan Orange and Black Olive Salad Recipe

Salty and sweet, this beautiful salad from Leah Koenig is sure to wow your guests.

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.