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

Moroccan Harira Soup Recipe

This hearty soup is brimming with vegetables and tastes even better the next day.

How to Make Kreplach, Two Ways

Opt for a classic chicken filling or a vegetarian mushroom and cabbage filling. Or both!

Israeli Honey-Sesame Cake is the Perfect Rosh Hashanah Dessert

An nutty, sweet treat perfect for the High Holidays or a snacking cake year-round.

Why Russian Jews Are Obsessed With This Salad

Plus they're super easy to make, and get better the longer they sit in the fridge.

Georgian Chicken Tabaka and Garlic Sauce Recipe

Golden and crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside.

The Best No-Bake Israeli Ice Box Cake

This no-bake cake is super easy and super delicious.

Blueberry Cheesecake Danish Recipe

Crisp on the outside with a buttery, flaky dough and fruity cheesecake filling.