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Latkes with Leah Koenig

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We speak with cookbook author and Jewish cooking expert Leah Koenig about one of the greatest holiday food of all time: latkes! From the surprising role that cheese plays in the history of latkes to tips for frying them up perfectly, this is your latke playbook. And, yes, you should have a latke playbook even if you don’t celebrate the holiday.

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About Our Guest: Leah Koenig

Leah Koenig is the author of seven cookbooks including her latest, Portico: Cooking and Feasting in Rome’s Jewish Kitchen, a book that explores Rome’s historic Jewish cuisine. 

Leah’s writing and recipes can be found in The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Food & Wine, Epicurious, Food52, and Tablet, among other publications. She also writes a weekly newsletter, The Jewish Table, which shares recipes and stories from the world of Jewish food.

In addition to writing, Leah leads cooking demonstrations and workshops around the country and world. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and two children.

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