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

The Best Part of Israeli Food Are the Salads

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

How to Make My Grandma’s Russian Dumplings

These traditional little dumplings are perfect in soup.

Zucchini Baba Ganoush Recipe

Use all that summer squash for a delicious and rich dip.

Matzah Mac & Cheese Recipe

The cheesiest way to enjoy matzah during Passover.

Passover Popovers Recipe

This vintage Passover staple is making a comeback.

The Best Jewish Food in Los Angeles

Pastrami, Persian cuisine, and just about everything delicious in between.

Spice Up Dinner with These 3 Easy Tahini Sauces

These sauce are addictive and so easy to make.

Pickled Pink Turnips Recipe

They taste as good as they look.