Vered Guttman

Vered Guttman is an Israeli chef, food writer and food historian living in the Washington DC area. Her columns and articles on Israeli and Jewish food appeared in Haaretz, as well as the Washington Post, Slate, Moment Magazine, NPR and others. As a chef and a caterer, Vered specializes in Israeli and Middle Eastern cuisines. She has catered private parties, diplomatic events and corporate receptions. In 2014, Vered cooked for President Obama’s Passover seder at the White House.


Articles by Vered Guttman

This Israeli Krembo Cake Is the Perfect Passover Dessert

Rich chocolate cake topped with whipped cream and ganache.

Yemenite Saluf With Nigella Seeds Recipe

This thick, slightly charred flatbread goes with absolutely everything.

4-Ingredient Jerusalem Chicken Sofrito Recipe

So much larger than the sum of its simple ingredients.

Iraqi Chicken, Potato and Herb Patties Recipe

An homage to my grandmother’s aruk.

These Cookies Are Helping Israelis Through Hard Times

A modern, chocolate-y take on classic rolled cookies.

This Quick Sephardic Hamin Tastes Like Fall

This simple, cozy stew is made with lamb or beef and whole chestnuts.

This Easy Balkan Vegetable Stew Is Perfect for Shabbat

Ghiveci or guvech is a comforting, rustic dish.

These Sweet North African Rolls Are Perfect for Yom Kippur Break Fast

Known as bollo or boulou, they're a staple for Jews around the world.

6 Foods to Avoid Eating on Rosh Hashanah

Call it superstition or just playing it safe.