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The Whole Foods Kosher kitchen

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC. Monday June 11th. Father’s Day Brunch

7th of June, 2012

Huh? A tie, a book, a wine opener? Oh no! Not again! A night out, filled with fun and delicious food: That’s what Dad needs! Children eight to fifteen years old pay only $30.00. I’ll be demonstrating: Bloody mary and screwdriver Feta and spinach dill frittata Linguini with pesto sauce...
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Filed under: Cooking Demos Gift Certificates, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City

Herring Apple Potato Salad Recipe. White Fish Salad Variation

7th of June, 2012

Herring Apple Potato Salad

I suspect many of you have the same problem I do: We all love herring and all briny smoked salty cured foods, but couldn’t dream of indulging in eating them in more than just minute doses, as the amount of salt contained in these dishes is nothing short of prohibitive....
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Filed under: Apples Recipes, Fish Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Herring Recipes, Jewish Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Recipes, Salad Recipes, Smoked White Fish Salad Recipes

Salade Niçoise Recipe. Honoring Julia Child

30th of May, 2012

Salad Niçoise Recipe

In Honor of Julia Child JC100 Anniversary: Salade Niçoise Recipe Salade Niçoise is one of my all-time favorite salads, especially when made with fresh tuna. Frozen Fresh tuna Steaks will work beautifully too, at a fraction of the price and every bit as delicious. Will I sound like a dinosaur if...
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Filed under: Anchovies Recipes, French Recipes, Fresh Tuna Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Julia Child, Main Course Salads Recipes, Recipes, Salad Dressing Recipes, Salad Recipes

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Recipe

25th of May, 2012

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

23rd of May, 2012

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

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