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

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.

The One-Bowl Passover Cake You Have to Make This Year

A gluten-free blueberry snacking cake so good you'll make all year long.

Vegetarian Stuffed Cabbage Recipe

Classic, tangy stuffed cabbage, filled with rice and eggplant instead of meat.

How to Make Classic Jewish-American Rice Pudding with Raisins

This sweet treat is a bowl of comfort for many traditions around the world.

Savory Mushroom Blintzes Recipe

No matter what you call them, these savory crepes are delicious every time.

Vegan Turmeric Maple Challah Recipe

A fluffy, egg-free recipe you will make on repeat.

Tahini Coffee Cake Recipe

Classic coffee cake gets a sweet tahini upgrade.