Main Content

A lawyer turned food writer, recipe developer and culinary instructor, Emily brings passion, a sharp intellect and attention to detail her global Jewish cuisine.  She is the author of four cookbooks: the upcoming Instantly Mediterranean (Tiller Press 2021); the best-selling Epic Air Fryer (Harvard Common Press 2019); 2017’s The Joys of Jewish Preserving (Harvard Common Press) and Food Swap: Specialty Recipes for Bartering, Sharing & Giving (Storey 2016). You can find more of Emily’s recipes and writing on her acclaimed blog West of the Loop and in such print and digital outlets as Midwest Living, Taste, Eater Chicago, Allrecipes magazine and The Nosher. Emily lives outside of Chicago with her husband and two children.