On her popular food and lifestyle blog, Tori Avey shares authentic recipes and food history from the Mediterranean and around the world. On ToriAvey.com you will find hundreds of authentic and well-tested recipes for the adventurous home cook, as well as cooking tutorials and tips for enjoying a healthy, balanced life.
How it began
Tori was introduced to global cuisine by her grandparents, who spent their retirement years traveling the Mediterranean in a VW camper bus with a kerosene-fueled kitchenette. The flavors they brought back from their adventures expanded Tori’s palate, while their passion for history inspired her to learn the deeper story behind each recipe. After meeting her husband, who was born in Israel, Tori learned about the Middle Eastern side of Mediterranean and Jewish cuisine. Through her own travels, Tori has made friends with culinary experts in kitchens all around the world. Her passion for home cooking, cultural exploration, and healthy living led to the creation of her website.
“Tori Avey weaves delectable tales with delicious recipes to create the perfect balance of wit, wisdom, and wonderment. She brings our culinary history to life and inspires our modern day kitchens with her timeless recipes. Every morsel is delicious!”
-Mark Dacascos, The Chairman – Iron Chef America
- Cooking Channel
- PBS Food
- Hallmark Channel Daytime
- Parade Magazine
- Smithsonian Institution
- BlogHer Food
- IACP – People’s Choice Award Winner
- Bon Appetit
- Williams Sonoma
- American Profile
Tori’s food writing, recipes and photography have appeared in several major publications including PBS, Parade, Bon Appetit and Williams-Sonoma. She has been a recurring expert guest on Cooking Channel’s Food: Fact or Fiction and has appeared on dozens of TV shows including Hallmark’s Home and Family, Inside Edition, Daytime, NBC Today in LA, Weekend Today in New York, Fox Good Day New York, and Martha Stewart Living Radio. Tori has been a speaker at BlogHer Food, IFBC, and the Smithsonian in Washington DC. She was featured on the New York Times “What We’re Reading” List.
Her cooking tips, advice, recipes and photography have appeared on FoodieCrush Magazine, Spry, Buzzfeed, Mom.me, Kveller, Hadassah Magazine, The San Diego Jewish Journal (regular print column), Gluten-Free Living (print), American Profile (print), Relish (print, online), and Bitayavon (print).
“Mediterranean cuisine that sparkles in a California kitchen! Olives, citrus, chickpeas, sesame, lean proteins, wine, laughter, life… these are the ingredients that Tori Avey uses… feels like you’re cooking alongside a friend.”
– Michael Twitty, James Beard Award-winning author of The Cooking Gene
She’s been a featured speaker at BlogHer Food, IFBC and the Smithsonian in Washington DC. Michael Ruhlman gave Tori a shout-out as a food blog he admires and she was featured on the New York Times “What We’re Reading” List. Tori’s blog was named the IACP People’s Choice Award winner for Best Culinary Website, and she was elected to chair the IACP Food History Interest Section as well as the IACP Historical Cookbook Award Committee.
Tori Avey has quickly become one of my very favorite food personalities on the web. She has made me appreciate the history of the foods we eat, and has inspired me to branch out beyond my culinary comfort zone. I absolutely love what she does.
-Ree Drummond, #1 NYT Bestselling Author of The Pioneer Woman Cooks
Tori lives in Los Angeles with her husband, daughter, and two dogs. She regularly travels the U.S. and the Mediterranean. In addition to her website, Tori is a screenwriter and development executive for TV and film. She also serves on the International Executive Committee for Genius 100 Visions, an active and engaged community of luminaries inspired by the life and work of Albert Einstein.
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“Tori’s captivating voice speaks to generations young and old. Her passion for food and knowledge of history make for a truly entertaining collection of stories and recipes.”
– Catherine McCord, author of Weelicious and Weelicious Lunches