Leah Koenig
Leah Koenig

Leah Koenig

Title: Contributing Writer

Location: Brooklyn, New York

Education: B.A., University of Oregon; B.A., Middlebury College

Expertise: Food, food history, religion, family, Jewish cooking
- Author of 6 Jewish cookbooks


Leah Koenig is the author of six cookbooks, including The Jewish Cookbook and Modern Jewish Cooking. Her writing and recipes can be found in The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Food & Wine, Epicurious and Food52, among other publications. She also writes a weekly newsletter, The Jewish Table, which includes recipes and stories from the world of Jewish food.

In addition to writing, Leah leads cooking demonstrations and workshops around the country and the world. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two children.
Orange & Almond Coffee Cake
Rating: Unrated
In this orange and almond coffee cake, we swapped the traditional sour cream for tangy yogurt, and swirled applesauce and orange zest into the batter to give the cake its ultra-plush crumb and bright, sunny flavor. A triple dose of almond flour, sliced almonds and almond extract combine to make the cake's thick streusel cap.