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"Wrap and Boil" Bags: My Latest Kitchen Friend

Wrap and Boil Bags: A fan of my cooking demos recently bought me this very low-tech marvel: Wrap and Boil bags: I love' em: They are very elastic large expandable cheesecloth tubular pouches, sewn in at one end, so you put anything you like,…
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A Date at Wolf and Lamb Restaurant

My first time at Wolf and Lamb: So much fun! I am guilty, in my typical reverse-chic way, when it comes to serious dining out, of hardly ever considering any of the midtown New York restaurants, preferring the more intriguing adventure of…

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC. Monday January 9th 2012. Chocolate Fantasies

Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate! Of course I mean the REAL thing: What a nice delicious way to start the new year! The good news is, it’s good for you! Innocent, affordable and delicious fantasies! I'll be demonstrating: Chocolate bread…

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday December 19th: Chanukkah. Latkas International

Latkas: The wonderful foods we love to hate! In addition to a delicious dinner, you will learn a thing or two about frying safely and efficiently. Latkas even for dessert! We are serving our goodies with homemade fruit sauce. I'll be demonstrating: …
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More Good Chocolate, Mom, Please!

Good Chocolate or No Chocolate! Recently I mentioned to my daughter Bella I was going to Montreal soon for a demo, and she said with great urgency: "Mommy, whatever you do, make sure you go back to the store where we had those heavenly good…

Royally Annoying Review on Royal Challah Silicone Mold

The challah silicone mold It was created to obediently take on a beautiful braid's shape for dutiful but less-than-dexterous bakers. But it also elicited many comments, a few of them of a gastronomic nature, most of them of a reconstructive-surgery…
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Kosherfest 2011! My Review

Kosherfest 2011: What fun! Would it make me sound like a dinosaur if I said I remember early Kosherfest shows taking place, ages ago, with flocks of young mothers pushing strollers and turning the show into a giant lunch break in an industrial…

Review of my Cookbook by Tara Barker

Thank you so much Tara Barker for your glowing review of my Latest Cookbook! Cookbooks these days have become works of art. We display them on our coffee tables, give them our coveted, valuable kitchen counter space, we read them in bed as…

A Review of my Cookbook by Helen Schwimmer

Latest Review of my new cookbook, by Helen Schwimmer, in the Jewish Press: Thank you dearest Helen/Chaya Minna! Levana Kirschenbaum, restaurateur, master chef, cooking teacher and author, has just published the ultimate cookbook, “The Whole…
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Perfect Turkey. Tips, Recipes and Leftover Ideas

Perfect Turkey: The Whole Scoop! Thanksgiving was our busiest day all the years we had our Restaurant, Levana. I suspect the reason was, beside bringing many families together and offering complete and delicious Thanksgiving meals with bells…

Pardes Restaurant Tasting Menu: A Multi-Level Feast

Chef Moshe Wendel of Pardes Restaurant looks, sounds and cooks like a pure force of nature. I was there last Sunday with my friends Larisa and Gene, and their precious daughter Chasya, and rather than order specific dishes, we willingly submitted…

Nobo Teaneck Tasting Menu Do not Order: Trust Chef Josh!

Our last Nobo Teaneck Tasting Menu was amazing! Once in a while when I know the restaurant is great, and the chef perfectly knowledgeable and perfectly at home with his creations, I call the restaurant and tell the chef, make us what you like.…