Olya was born in Moscow, Russia. She moved to the United States at the age of 16. She lived in Philadelphia and New York, until she met a boy from Canada. She then dropped everything and moved to be with him. They have been happily married since 2011.
The reason Olya is gluten free is because she was diagnosed with an auto immune thyroid condition 4 years ago, which she reversed without any medication by following a gluten free, paleo diet.
1. What is your favourite Jewish food?
Gefilte fish that my grandmother always has for any occasion. My new favourite is the carrot kugel that Marina Frankel made during our test run for the workshop.
2. What is the strangest thing in your fridge?
I am an artist, so I used to keep oil paints in my fridge instead of food. Then I got married, so now there is nothing strange in our fridge, at all.
3. What would you eat for your last meal?
I am gluten intolerant, so I can’t have any junk food or fast food and have not had any for almost 4 years. So I would have a big cheeseburger with poutine (I actually never tasted poutine) and a baguette with loads of butter on it, and jam! Yes! Though the challah that Marina Frankel made gave me similar satisfaction as one gets from eating real bread.
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