Cel­e­brate Jew­ish Book Month with #30days30authors! JBC invit­ed an author to share thoughts on #Jew­Lit for each day of Jew­ish Book Month. Watch, read, enjoy, and dis­cov­er! 

Today, Shan­non Sar­na, the author of the new cook­bookMod­ern Jew­ish Bak­er: Chal­lah, Bab­ka, Bagels and More, shares some of her favorite food­ie books. 


Shan­non Sar­na is found­ing edi­tor of The Nosh­er, the widest-reach­ing web­site ded­i­cat­ed to Jew­ish food, which is part of the 70 Faces Media group. Shan­non grew up in upstate New York immersed in per­for­mance and music as well as sur­round­ed by diverse culi­nary expe­ri­ences: Her Sicil­ian Amer­i­can moth­er loved to bake, her Ashke­nazi Jew­ish father loved to exper­i­ment, and her grand­fa­ther was a food chemist who patent­ed Tang, among oth­er prod­ucts. Her writ­ing and recipes have been fea­tured in Bake from Scratch Mag­a­zine, Taste of Home Mag­a­zine, Parade Mag­a­zine, Food52, The Kitchn, Tablet Mag­a­zine, JTA News, New Jer­sey Month­ly Mag­a­zine, Vine­pair, and Mod­ern Loss. She grad­u­at­ed from Smith Col­lege in Northamp­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts, with a degree in com­par­a­tive gov­ern­ment and Span­ish lan­guage and lit­er­a­ture and lives in South Orange, New Jer­sey, with her hus­band, three chil­dren, two res­cue dogs, and a bun­ny named S’mores. Her first cook­book, Mod­ern Jew­ish Bak­er: Chal­lah, Bab­ka, Bagels & More, was released in Sep­tem­ber 2017 by Coun­try­man Press.