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The Whole Foods Kosher kitchen

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Recipe

Posted on 25th of May, 2012 by Lévana

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries hardly a recipe, just a wonderful gift from yourself to yourself and a few dear friends, deliverable at the drop of a hat. Luxurious and gluten-free without even trying. Everyone loves that on Passover too, where I make it right on the spot and get lots of excited...
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Filed under: Berry Recipes, Chocolate Recipes, Chocolate Sauce Recipes, Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes, Orange Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Passover Desserts Recipes, Recipes

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday June 4th: Cooking for Crowds

Posted on 23rd of May, 2012 by Lévana

Attention all moms of large households, harried rabbis-rebetzins, and other hosts regularly cooking up a storm for crowds: This is for you! Here’s just one exciting menu that will give you a really good idea how to do it simply and naturally, and of course economically, without running yourself ragged!...
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Filed under: Cooking Demos Gift Certificates, Kosher Cookbooks, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City

The Art of the Letter Revived

Posted on 23rd of May, 2012 by Lévana

My dear friend Joe Blank, who was my original demo assistant ages ago at Lincoln Square Synagogue, wrote me yesterday that he found in his drawers a letter he sent me almost twenty years ago. It really made my day, so I thought I’d share. Since I am low tech...
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Filed under: Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Levana Kirschenbaum, Stories

Cheese Babka Recipe

Posted on 23rd of May, 2012 by Lévana

Cheese Babka Recipe

Let me tell you flat out: You won’t get this cheese babka in any commercial bakery. In this cheese babka, the ricotta filling is wonderful, but you might prefer to use it in combination with farmer cheese, just as long as you use 2 cups total. This will make you 2...
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Filed under: Babka Recipes, Dairy Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Jewish Holiday Recipes, Jewish Recipes, Shavuot Recipes, Yeasted Pastry Recipes

Delicious New Chocolates: Thank You Dear Coco!

Posted on 23rd of May, 2012 by Lévana

Dear Coco

I think after all the tumult Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chips caused this week, I have the perfect antidote: New Chocolate Kid on the block: Dear Coco. Rachelle Ferneau, the owner, had the inspiration to send me some samples of her chocolate truffles, all twelve flavors in a cool lucite-like box,...
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Filed under: Artisanal Chocolates, Chocolate Truffles Recipes, Dairy-Free Chocolate Truffle Recipes, Dear Coco Chocolate, Stories

My Demo at De Gustibus Last Week!

Posted on 22nd of May, 2012 by Lévana

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An All-Moroccan Feast: Yum! As delicious as it was easy, and of course all natural, all excerpted from my new cookbook, The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen: Judge for yourself from the thank-you note Salvatore Rizzo, director of De Gustibus,  sent me: “On behalf of all of us at De Gustibus...
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Filed under: DeGustibus, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Kosher Food, Levana Kirschenbaum, Levana Restaurant, Stories, Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen

Trader Joe Chocolate Chips Going Dairy. A Gastronomic Uproar

Posted on 17th of May, 2012 by Lévana

Trader Joe Chocolate Chips

This week I received dozens of messages about these national news that are causing a total uproar: Trader Joe chocolate chips are going to be made in dairy equipment from now on To name just one example, here’s an alarmed message  from Rachel: Worst news ever!  Please take action. Spread...
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Filed under: Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes, Chocolate Recipes, Chocolate Sauce Recipes, Chocolate Truffles Recipes, Cookie Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Menachem Lubinsky, Orthodox Kosher Supervision, Recipes, Stories, Trader Joe's

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday May 21st: Shavouot Feast

Posted on 17th of May, 2012 by Lévana

My new version of onion soup includes an ingredient that is invisible but tastes magnificent: Manchego. Let’s enjoy this rare dairy splurge! Fabulous Menu I’ll be demonstrating: French onion soup Salmon with fennel and olives Artichoke and fava bean casserole Endive pear parmesan salad Ricotta lemon babka My gorgeous Hardcover...
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Filed under: Cooking Demos Gift Certificates, Kosher Cookbooks, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Levana Kirschenbaum, Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen

Turnip Cakes with Dipping Sauce and Wasabi Oil Recipe

Posted on 17th of May, 2012 by Lévana

Turnip Cakes

What a pity we can’t find this treat in Kosher Sushi Restaurants! they are so much fun: Turnip Cakes are a Chinese Dim Sum dish made of shredded turnip and radish  and rice flour. It is steamed, then chilled and cut into cubes. It starts by being just a bland...
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Filed under: Asian Recipes, Daikon Recipes, Dim Sum Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Levana, Levana Kirschenbaum, Recipes, Turnip Recipes, Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen

Mother’s Day Brunch

Posted on 11th of May, 2012 by Lévana

Mother’s Day Brunch

This past week we went to three BBQs, including last night’s Lag Baomer gig, with our Rabbi, his lovely wife and his delightful children-sous chefs. I wasn’t sure  what was harder to resist: The kids or the delicious goodies they were flipping. In one short week I ate as much...
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Filed under: Berry Recipes, Brunch Recipes, Cake Recipes, Cauliflower Recipes, Cheddar Scones Recipes, Dairy Recipes, Frittata Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Levana, Levana Kirschenbaum, Recipes, Whole Foods Cookbook, Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen