Ask Lévana: Can We Use Canned Food in Our Cooking?

Ask Lévana: Can We Use Canned Food in Our Cooking?

Can We Use Canned Food in Our Cooking? Depends what your recipe is. There are some ingredients that we want processed, and many that aren’t available fresh. Artichoke hearts, hearts of palm and coconut milk are products that you must get canned or jarred. They aren’t available any other way. Processed tomato products are indispensable […]

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Pessach 2014 in Brewster Mass Review

With Bruce Backman, Guest Feige Benshimon and her baby. I almost spelled Brewster Bruce-Ter,  inspired by one of our children’s quips. We Bruced him all day long, so the vamped-up spelling would be quite apt. For more pictures copy and paste the following link: http://on.fb.me/1i4pra4/ Thank you so much Meir Pliskin for the beautiful pictures you took […]

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Baked in the White House and Glazed with Antisemitism

Photo Courtesy georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov My Note to Former White House Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier Sharing with you a note I sent to Retired 26-year (five Presidencies) White House Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier, guest speaker at yesterday’s Fabulous Event: Jewish Cuisine Throughout the Ages, at the Omni Hotel New Haven (Sunday March 23rd). He regaled us with endearing […]

Rinku Bhattacharya: Spices and Seasons. Simple, Sustainable Indian Flavors

Rinku Bhattacharya: Spices and Seasons. Simple, Sustainable Indian Flavors

Rinku Bhattacharya: Spices and Seasons. Simple, Sustainable Indian Flavors: http://amzn.to/1h8jVmP Rinku Bhattacharya’s much-anticipated beautiful new book, will be hitting the shelves in May. Spices and Seasons. Simple, Sustainable Indian Flavors. It lives up to its title and subtitle, with flying colors. The operative word here is Sustainable. The book is chock-full of gorgeous pictures with […]

No Knead Bread Book. The New Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day. Zoe Francois and Jeff Hertzberg.

No Knead Bread Book. The New Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day. Zoe Francois and Jeff Hertzberg. Book Review

The New Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day. Zoe Francois and Jeff Hertzberg:  http://amzn.to/1of8SgA I have a good problem with Zoe François: I don’t mind her radiant smile and her luminous curls. I don’t even mind that she is always photographed in a skimpy t-shirt, even though she lives in mind-numbing-ly frigid Minnesota. No, none […]