Now Inducting into the Challah Fame: Sienna Ricca

The Challah Fame is a OneTable series that celebrates someone who loves to make challah (or other delicious food!) and does so as a form of self-care, self-expression, as a business, or for any other reason.

Throughout the pandemic, for most of us, lockdown meant more time at home, and in turn (maybe?!) more opportunities to cook. We got the scoop on how OneTable hosts have used this unusual time to level up and try new recipes and traditions at their Shabbat table. Now, we’re sharing their dishes and stories to celebrate the power of Shabbat during  *an unprecedented time* and inducting them into the Challah Fame!

Know someone who needs to be inducted ASAP? Fill this out with the info you have and we’ll be in touch, or send it over to them to complete!

Then, we invite you to make this dish or one of your favorites and tag us @onetableshabbat. 

We’ve been drooling over pictures of your challah for a while, but where can other people see your creations? 


Where do you do your baking? 

Los Angeles, CA

How did you get into baking challah?

Through becoming a professional chef, and being inspired by my roots.

What does a typical Shabbat look like for you?

A mindful night in nature, surrounded by friends, family, and food.

What does this ritual/practice add to your week? 

it gives me joy to take part in a traditional act while staying true to my beliefs in the power of plant-based food, while being able to share that gift with others!

What is the most delicious challah you’ve ever made or had? Spare no details!

Not to brag, but my recently perfected plant-based Challah is better than any other I have had – vegan and non vegan! It’s based on this great recipe from Challah Hub.

Any baking tips or tricks that you’d like to share?

Maple syrup + plant-based milk = best egg glaze replacement!

OneTable empowers people who don’t yet have a consistent Shabbat dinner practice to build one that feels authentic, sustainable, and valuable. The OneTable community is funded to support people (21-39ish), not in undergraduate studies, and without an existing weekly Shabbat practice, looking to find and share this powerful experience.


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