Shannon Sarna

Shannon Sarna is the editor of The Nosher. Shannon grew up in upstate New York immersed in performance and music as well surrounded by diverse culinary experiences: Her Sicilian-American mother loved to bake, her Ashkenazi-Jewish father loved to experiment, and her grandfather was a food chemist who patented Tang among other products. Her writing and recipes have been featured in Bake from Scratch Magazine, Parade Magazine, Tablet Magazine, JTA News, New Jersey Monthly Magazine, Vinepair and Modern Loss. She graduated from Smith College in Northampton, MA with a degree in Comparative Government and Spanish Language and Literature and lives in South Orange, NJ with her husband, daughters and rescue dogs, Otis and Babka. Her first cookbook, Modern Jewish Baker: Challah, Babka, Bagels and More, was released in September 2017 by Countryman Press. To see what Shannon is cooking and eating, follow her on twitter @shasarna and on Instagram.


Articles by Shannon Sarna

The History of Bagels in America

A brief history of your favorite Sunday morning nosh.

These Are the Best Foods to Eat Before Fasting on Yom Kippur

What to eat, and not eat, for a successful fasting experience.

Trader Joe’s Has All You Need for Yom Kippur Break-Fast

Our favorite one stop shop for your bagel and schmear spread.

9 Things to Do with Leftover Brisket

Leftover brisket? Turn it into something equally delicious.

Nostalgia is My Favorite Ingredient: Talking Jewish Cooking with Julia Turshen

Turshen's new cookbook features menu after menu for readers to enjoy.

Why You Should Be Rendering Your Own Schmaltz

This simple Jewish staple is easy to make and packs a punch.

Please Don’t Do These 7 Things to Your Bagel

Shannon's cardinal rules for how to eat a bagel.

Michael Solomonov Now Runs a Jewish Deli and We Couldn’t Be More Excited

The newest restaurant venture from Solomonov is serving up pastrami and whitefish.

Authentic Israeli Kosher Food Hits Brooklyn

Israeli food goes kosher and upscale at this new Brooklyn eatery.

Is Hummus Healthy? Science Decides

Americans love this Middle Eastern dip, but is it good for us?