Episode 18

Jake Cohen: Chef and Author

Meet Jake Cohen, author of the forthcoming Jew-ish cookbook. Jake is a professionally trained chef who has worked in some of New York’s most renowned restaurants and top-tier test kitchens. In this episode, Jake and Kelly chat about:

  • Jake’s journey from working in Michelin-starred kitchens to magazine test kitchens
  • Jake’s most and least favorite elements of being food critic at Time Out New York
  • Jake’s top predictions for 2021 food trends (Hint: Plant-based!)
  • Jake’s three secrets to matzo ball perfection

Jake Cohen

Show Guest

Jake Cohen

Jake Cohen studied at the Culinary Institute of America, during and after which he spent time working the line at NYC institutions, DANIEL and ABC Kitchen. Eventually, Jake transitioned out of restaurants and into food media, first at SAVEUR magazine, where Jake led up recipe testing  in the publication’s test kitchen. After SAVEUR, his career led him to writing and contributing to dozens of food publications, as well as serving as the Food Editor of TastingTable.com and the food critic for Time Out New York.

Recipes From This Episode

zucchini noodle chicken soup

Zucchini Noodle Chicken Soup

Whip up a bunch of matzo balls and add them to this comforting recipe for Zucchini Noodle Chicken Soup!

vegetable fritters

Quick and Crispy Vegetable Fritters

Switch up your latkes this year with this recipe for Quick and Crispy Vegetable Fritters!

Resources From This Episode

Wake & Jake

jew-ish by Jake Cohen



Jake Cohen on Instagram

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