Sonya Sanford

Sonya Sanford is a Portland OR based chef, writer, cooking instructor, and food stylist. Born and raised in Seattle to Soviet Jewish immigrants, Sonya specializes in diasporic modern Jewish food, seasonal + sustainable cooking, as well as Russian Jewish cuisine. Her culinary background includes working as a personal chef in Los Angeles, food styling for television and the web, and founding and executive cheffing Beetroot Market & Deli. You can find more about her and her recipes at www.sonyasanford.com or on Instagram @sonyamichellesanford.


Articles by Sonya Sanford

Apple Matzah Kugel Recipe

Up the kugel ante with a pecan-brown sugar streusel topping.

Mini Potato Kugels Recipe

Crisp on the outside, creamy within, nothing beats a great potato kugel.

Warm Up With Israeli Sachlav This Winter

An aromatic, comforting winter warmer.

These Russian Blinis are Perfect for New Year’s Eve

Whether they feed two or 20, they're inherently festive.

The Best Part of Israeli Food Are the Salads

We love the beautiful array of salads you find on any Israeli table.