About the Author


Vered Guttman

Vered Guttman is an Israeli chef, food writer and food historian living in the Washington DC area. Her columns and articles on Israeli and Jewish food appeared in Haaretz , as well as the Washington Post , Slate , Moment Magazine, NPR and others. Her writings also appear on her blog Vered’s Israeli Cooking. As a chef and a caterer, Vered specializes in Israeli and Middle Eastern cuisines. She has catered private parties, diplomatic events and corporate receptions. In 2014, Vered cooked for President Obama’s Passover seder at the White House.


Middle Eastern Lentils and Rice

Whether you call it Mujadara or Kichri, we have the recipe.

Hamin Macaroni Recipe

Traditional Sephardi summer shabbat stew.

Chicken and Potato Sofrito Recipe

Sofrito is a unique Jerusalem Sephardi dish of meat and potatoes.

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