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Adeena Sussman

For The New York Times best-selling author, Adeena Sussman, cookbooks aren’t just a collection of recipes —  they’re love letters.


At just nine years old, Adeena was tackling complicated recipes in her family’s kosher home. Yet, she was more interested in fostering connections than mastering recipes. Adeena relished the shared stories and camaraderie that occurred when family, friends, and guests gathered together for meals. 


Adeena’s early success writing columns for Gourmet Magazine, Time Out New York, and The New York Times, positioned her to co-author cookbooks with over a dozen high-profile personalities, most notably, Chrissy Teigen. Eventually, Adeena would re-discover her unique voice and create two cookbooks of her own — a journey that led her to Israel where she used food to navigate a new way of life.


Have a seat at the table as Gil and Adeena explore the cultural dynamics and personal passions that inspire Adeena’s culinary pursuits.

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