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A Dinner to Remember at Pardes Restaurant

Still enjoying the glow of our dinner at Pardes Restaurant. For almost twenty years,  we at Levana Restaurant hosted, indeed pioneered, annual wine pairing dinners. Magnificent dishes, with wines to match them in full measure. The memory I keep from the first of those glorious feasts is something very inconvenient I have yet to live […]

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: The Meatless Feast. Gluten-Free!

The nine days are almost upon us. Thank Goodness we hear less and less grumbling about being “limited” to meatless dining: Incidentally, this is the way we eat at home all week, so no hardship here, only delicious treats, with sizzling international flavors. I’ll be demonstrating: Spanish  white gazpacho Moroccan artichokes and carrots in lemon […]

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday July 18th. Moroccan Feast. Salad Buffet. Gluten-Free

We grew up eating no end of salads at almost every meal: Is it any wonder we loved our veggies and ate them without any prompting? I am even including a dessert salad. True to form, we will bake an authentic Moroccan bread to go with the feast so we don’t leave a drop of […]

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC. Monday July 11th. Moroccan Feast Part 1: Breakfast and Lunch

We never tire of Moroccan fare: these are wonderful breakfast and lunch dishes, for pennies and in minutes! So little work, so much flavor and nutrition: How do they do it? I’ll be demonstrating: Goat cheese green omelet Milk barley soup Couscous with tomatoes and roasted peppers Fish briks Anise and sesame galettes Almond date […]

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Cheese Cheese Cheese. Natural and Kosher

I’m a cheese fiend, all resolutions for restraint notwithstanding. This morning I received a message from Chani Vogel, who with her husband Moshe manage Kosher and Natural Cheeses, requesting I sample some of  the cheese products from their line. Next thing I knew, when I got home a couple hours later, an enormous and gorgeous […]