Aviv Harkov started cooking, perched on a stool, as her mother's sous chef. Raised on the principles and love of Shabbat described in A Taste for Torah, Aviv has since gone from sous chef to local caterer and the head chef at home as she prepares for Shabbat each week in her home. After making aliyah, and graduating high school in Israel, she enlisted in the Israeli Navy where she served as a naval officer. Aviv was then an emissary for World Bnei Akiva in Hong Kong. She is the author of A Taste of Torah cookbook, which provides a weekly portion of great food, Divrei Torah, and Jewish stories.