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The Whole Foods Kosher kitchen

The Art of the Letter Revived

23rd of May, 2012

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

23rd of May, 2012

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!

23rd of May, 2012

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!

22nd of May, 2012

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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

17th of May, 2012

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

17th of May, 2012

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

17th of May, 2012

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

11th of May, 2012

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

Chocolate Truffles Recipe. All Variations

10th of May, 2012

Chocolate Truffles Recipe. All Variations

photo via bloglovin.com I think you can tell: These Chocolate Truffles are nothing but trouble! A snap to make, dairy-free, luxurious, luscious. I am including all variations. I would walk miles for the Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Truffles, my favorite. But trust me: All of them are worth making. Reinventing Cream:...
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Filed under: Chocolate Recipes, Chocolate Truffles Recipes, Coconut Milk Recipes, Coconut Oil Recipes, Dairy-Free Chocolate Truffle Recipes, Dairy-Free Dessert Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Levana, Levana Kirschenbaum, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Vegan Chocolate Truffle Recipes, Vegan Chocolate Vegan Recipes, Whole Foods Cookbook, Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday May 14th: Glorious Asian Morsels

9th of May, 2012

Fish and vegetable Asian delicacies, made naturally and elegantly. Wasabi oil: pure seduction! I’ll be demonstrating: Nori rolls Sea bass poached in dashi sake broth Sashimi salad Mock crab spring rolls Turnip cakes with dipping sauce and wasabi oil Vegetable dumplings We are selling The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen at...
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Filed under: Cooking Demos Gift Certificates, Cooking for two, Kosher Cookbooks, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Levana, Levana Kirschenbaum, Recipes, Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen