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

Everything Bagel Latkes Recipe

There's no excuse not to eat latkes for breakfast when topped with smoked salmon and just the right seasoning.

My Family’s Soviet-Era Rosh Hashanah Dinner Is All About Delicious Food and Freedom

The High Holidays were about more than tradition or food for this family — they were about freedom.

Apple and Honey Ruffle Milk Pie Recipe

This elegant dessert is the perfect Greek-Jewish fusion for Rosh Hashanah.

Roasted Duck With Plums Is the Rosh Hashanah Entrée You Need

Inspired by Eastern European tradition, this dish makes a wonderful High Holiday entrée.

Plum and Rosemary Challah Recipe

This unique and scrumptious challah is a wonderful addition to your Rosh Hashanah spread.

You Are Going to Love This Israeli No-Bake Chocolate Dessert

Israel's favorite no-bake chocolate balls are a delicious and easy dessert for summer.

One-Bowl Sour Cherry Cake Recipe

You can make this Eastern European delight with fresh or frozen cherries.

How to Make the Best Whitefish Salad At Home

This classic whitefish recipe has a secret ingredient.

Flourless Chocolate Tahini Brownies Recipe

The perfect grain-free chocolate tahini treat.