Review of my Cookbook by Tara Barker

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 are glossy, the recipes are […]

A Review of my Cookbook by Helen Schwimmer

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 takes kosher cooking to a […]

Whole Homemade Thanksgiving Turkey with All the Sides

Let’s Talk Turkey: The Whole Scoop. In Search of the Perfect Roasted Bird! Roasting Tips.Turkey Leftovers Ideas 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. Big Bird can really look imposing! And who could blame them? I often […]

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

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 with gluten-free baking right in […]

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

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, confident we were in expert […]