Susan Barocas

Susan Barocas is a writer, cook, speaker and teacher of cooking to all ages. She proudly introduced several Sephardic dishes when serving as guest chef for three Seders at the Obama White House. She served as founding director of the Jewish Food Experience and co-chaired the 2018 Hazon Food Conference. Susan is at work on her first cookbook.


Articles by Susan Barocas

This Sephardi Rice Pudding Is My Ultimate Comfort Food

I’ve loved quick, creamy sutlach since childhood.

Lemony Stuffed Grape Leaves (Yaprakas)

The only problem with serving this recipe is that your guests will always want more.

Tishpishti Is Sephardi Honey Cake, But Better

This syrup-soaked semolina cake is steeped in history.

A Brief History of Israeli Salatim and Why They’re the Best Appetizers

These small plates of salads, spreads and pickles are a uniquely Israeli experience.

Sephardic Zucchini Casserole Recipe

This classic Sephardic casserole is versatile and can be prepared several days in advance.

Easy Moroccan Carrot Salad Recipe

Seasoned with lemon, olive oil, garlic, herbs, cumin and coriander, this salad is bright, crunchy and flavorful.

Easy Vegetarian Moroccan Tagine Recipe

This all-vegetarian tagine will transport you to Morocco, if only just for dinner.

Pumpkin Bourekas Recipe

Bourekas de kalavasa or "pumpkin turnovers" are the perfect Sephardic dish for fall.

Chicken with Preserved Lemons and Olives Recipe

A delicious dish to revive and nourish after the fast.

Sephardic Leeks with Tomato Recipe

This traditional Sephardi dish is perfect to prepare ahead of time.