About Tori & The Shiksa in the Kitchen: If you have never visited this blog, you are in for a real treat! The “Shiksa” behind the site is Tori Avey, a Culinary Anthropologist and avid cook. Tori believes that the food we eat should feed both the body and the soul, and that it’s a hugely expressive means of communication. Her blog digs into the history of Jewish cuisine and every recipe has a great story behind it. Step by step photos make recreating her meals a breeze–everything from Baba Ghanoush to butter cookies.