About the Author


Lena Beth Schneider

Lena Beth Schneider (she/her) recently uprooted her life as a nonprofit director of strategic initiatives in Washington, D.C. to become a baker and food writer in Southern Maine. Both professionally and in personal life, she focuses on matters of food insecurity, substance use disorder treatment, and food justice.


I Connect to Judaism Through Food Because of My Mom

How cooking Jewish food brought me close to Mom.

I Like My Challah Hyper-Local and Baked to Order

How COVID spurred a whole industry of home bakers selling challah on instagram.

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