Risa Lichtman

location-pin Portland, OR

School: Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts

Expertise: Recipe Development; Cooking Techniques; Baking

Risa Lichtman

  • 5 years writing and creating recipes for Taste of Home
  • Chef/owner of Lepage Food & Drinks
  • Lead organizer of the Portland chapter of Queer Soup Night and regularly participates in community-building events and fundraising for local grassroots organizations


Risa Lichtman is a chef and writer living in Portland, Oregon. In addition to writing and developing recipes for Taste of Home, she's the chef/owner of Lepage Food & Drinks, a small food company featuring Jewish seasonal fare, providing takeaway all around Portland and running a soup group—like a CSA but for soup! Risa weaves her passion for local, sustainable and ethically sourced food into her writing. She lives with her wife, Jamie, their dogs, Cannoli and Reuben, their cat, Sylvia, and four chickens.


  • Vanderbilt University, bachelor's in creative writing
  • Bar-Ilan University, master's in creative writing
  • Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts, culinary degree

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Articles & Recipes

Popcorn Shrimp

You'll really taste the herby, garlicky seasoning in the breading of these popcorn shrimps. Pair it with your favorite dipping sauce and a side of fries or salad for a complete meal. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Amaretto is a much loved almond-flavored Italian liqueur, perfect to have on hand in your home bar. But did you

Creamy Tuscan Chicken

This creamy, rich chicken dish is special enough to serve to company. Even better, it comes together in only 45 minutes. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen