About Leah Koenig

Leah Koenig is a food writer and cookbook author whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Saveur, and Gastronomica, among other publications. Her first cookbook, The Hadassah Everyday Cookbook, was named one of the Best Books of 2011 by Library Journal. Koenig lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband Yoshie and leads cooking demonstrations around the country.@leah.koenig

Nine potato latkes with apple-date chutney and cinnamon sour cream on a wooden cutting board.

Potato Latkes with Apple-Date Chutney

All fancied up for the holidays, these boast all the perfectly-crisp-on-the-outside-tender-on-the-inside awesomeness of traditional potato latkes as well as a few surprises.

Three fresh figs with ricotta and honey and dipped in pistachios on a white plate

Fresh Figs with Ricotta and Honey

Fresh figs alone, while stunning if savored by you alone in the kitchen, isn’t exactly what you want to serve guests. Here’s what you do want to offer them.