My name is Tori Avey. I'm a food writer, recipe developer, and the creator of two cooking websites: The Shiksa in the Kitchen and The History Kitchen. I explore the story behind the food– why we eat what we eat, how the foods of different cultures have evolved, and how yesterday’s food can inspire us in the kitchen today. I'm a regular contributor to PBS Food. The Shiksa in the Kitchen was recently named the 2012 IACP People’s Choice Award winner for Best Culinary Website.