Meet the Logo30: Jake Cohen

The queer foodie authored the bestselling cookbook "Jew-ish: A Cookbook: Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Mensch."

Every day during the month of June, we will be spotlighting our 2021 Logo30. This powerful series profiles ordinary and extraordinary people who show pride in unique and provocative ways. Visit the Logo30 homepage to view current and past honorees.

For culinary host and author Jake Cohen, food is about so much more than what you put on your plate.

Cohen became a household name after his debut cookbook, Jew-ish: A Cookbook: Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Mensch, was named a New York Times bestseller. The self-described “nice Jewish boy” lives in New York City with his husband, Alex, and regularly shares snippets of his life — yes, including his drool-worthy cooking and baking — on social media.

As a foodie and recipe developer, it makes sense that Cohen’s most memorable Pride has to do with a good meal.

“I throw a Pride shabbat every year in June, and two years ago, it was my biggest one,” he tells Logo. “I always say it was my family of chosen people, and to be able to celebrate queer identity and Jewish identity in one space, at the same time. Literally, we spelled out P-R-I-D-E in babka. It was truly magical.”

Learn more about Cohen and the rest of our 2021 Logo30 honorees in the video below.

Brooklyn-based writer and editor. Probably drinking iced coffee or getting tattooed.