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Royally Annoying Review on Royal Challah Silicone Mold

17th of November, 2011

Royal Challah Silicone Mold

This challah silicone mold, which was created to obediently take on a beautiful braid’s shape for dutiful but less-than-dexterous bakers, elicited many comments, a few of them of a gastronomic nature, most of them of a reconstructive-surgery nature (vaguely reminding one as it does of some enhancement plan…), and just...
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Filed under: Bread Recipes, Challah Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Royal Challah, Royal Challah Silicone Mold

Kosherfest 2011!

14th of November, 2011

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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 playground? Then the show moved to Javitz Center sans strollers, then...
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Filed under: Chocolate Bark Recipes, Chocolate Recipes, Dairy-Free Frozen Dessert Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Jack's Gourmet Sausage Recipes, Kosher Cheeses, Kosher Cookbooks, Kosher Ice Cream, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Levana Kirschenbaum, Natural Kosher Cheeses Recipes, Pardes Restaurant, Stories, THe Kosher Scene

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday November 14th: Thanksgiving Feast

8th of November, 2011

Fabulous dinner, and all simple and healthy: No, I never lose my head and forget what’s good for you, even on splurging days. You will love my latest frozen dessert creation (check it out: It’s in my latest cookbook!) I’ll be demonstrating: Corn tomato chowder with mock shrimp Maple-roasted turkey...
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Filed under: Cooking Demos Gift Certificates, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Recipes, Thanksgiving Recipes

Review of my Cookbook by Tara Barker

6th of November, 2011

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 if they were gripping novels. Their pages...
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Filed under: Cookbook Reviews, Gluten Free Recipes, Levana Kirschenbaum, Passover Recipes, Spelt Baking, Tara Barker, Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen

“The Cure Is In The Pot” By Helen Zegerman Schwimmer

4th of November, 2011

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 Foods Kosher Kitchen: Glorious Meals Pure and Simple.”This is her magnum opus, a book that...
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Filed under: Cookbook Reviews, Helen Schwimmer, Jewish Press, Whole Foods Cookbook, Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen

Let’s Talk Turkey: The Whole Scoop. In Search of the Perfect Roasted Bird! Roasting Tips.Turkey Leftovers Ideas and Recipes

4th of November, 2011

My No-Sweat Thanksgiving Feast: Complete Menu and Recipes!

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 and whistles, quite simply, some people are afraid of turkey. And who could blame them? I often see...
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Filed under: Kosher Poultry Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Thanksgiving Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Recipes, Stories, Thanksgiving Recipes, Turkey Burgers Recipes, Turkey Leftover Recipes, Turkey Recipes, Turkey Salad Recipes

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday November 7th: Secrets of Gluten-Free Baking

2nd of November, 2011

Although the number of gluten-free commercial offerings is expanding daily, I am sorry to say they are quite often loaded with trashy worthless ingredients, and not terribly tasty, which makes gluten-free eating an unhealthy and uninspiring experience, defeating the whole purpose. You would be amazed how resourceful you can get...
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Filed under: Bread Recipes, Cooking Demos Gift Certificates, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-Free Bread Recipes, Gluten-Free Cooking Demo, Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes, Gluten-free pasta recipes, Gluten-free Pie Recipes, Gluten-Free Pizza Recipes, Gluten-Free Pizza Recipes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Kosher Food, Kosher Natural Foods, Recipes

Secrets of Good Whole Grain Baking with Recipes

2nd of November, 2011

Secrets of Good Whole Grain Baking with Recipes

Since I use spelt flour for all my baked goods (except the gluten-free ones), both sweet and savory, let me start with a word about spelt: While I see no reason to put the whole nation on a gluten-free diet (you will see throughout my latest cookbook that I make...
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Filed under: Bread Recipes, Challah Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Low Gluten Recipes, Recipes, Spelt Baking, Spelt Bread Baking, Spelt Challah Recipes, Stories

Pumpkin Corn Pudding Recipe

1st of November, 2011

Pumpkin Corn Pudding Recipe

You will be pleased to see that in my new cookbook I make extensive use of pumpkin all shapes and sizes, for both savory and sweet dishes. I should also tell you I never like stuffing turkey directly, so I make lots my stuffing “outside”, in a separate dish. This...
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Filed under: Dairy-Free Pie Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-free Pie Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Lean Classics Recipes, Pudding Recipes, Pumpkin Recipes, Recipes, Stuffing Recipes, Thanksgiving Recipes

Pardes Tasting Menu: A Multi-Dish Multi-Level Feast

30th of October, 2011

Chef Moshe Wendel of Pardes Restaurant looks, sounds and cooks like a 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 to Chef Moshe’s magic and ordered a complete tasting menu,...
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Filed under: Chef Moshe Wendel, Kosher Food, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Restaurants, Pardes Restaurant