Vered Guttman is an Israeli chef and food writer living in Washington DC. Her columns on Israeli and Jewish food appeared in Haaretz for six years. Vered’s writing on food and culture has also been published in The Washington Post, Slate, Moment and other venues .
In 2005 Vered launched a catering company and had the pleasure of bringing modern Israeli and Middle Eastern flavors to private parties, diplomatic events, and even to the White House, where she was invited to help cook the Passover Seder in 2014.
Vered grew up in Israel where she learned her first lessons in cooking sitting by the kitchen tables of her grandmothers: one from Iraq and the other from Poland. Her writing and recipes draw from the Israeli fusion kitchen and are based on the ethnic melting pot of the variety of cultures that make up Israel’s society.