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Learning to Cook with a Sephardi Mother

My Sephardi Mother is the original master. I am always asked whether I have received formal cooking training, and the answer – Machane Imma: I learned mostly from my mother – at first seems somewhat ambiguous, until I introduce her in earnest: My Sephardi mother, known as Maman to the whole family and even to […]

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Levana Cooks with Osem’s Matzah Products

Osem often comes to the rescue of people who seek to expedite dinner preparation. I have always chuckled at the old joke that in Israel, every child’s first words are “Ima, Abba, Bamba”. Bamba is a peanut-butter snack manufactured by Osem that children in Israel and beyond seem to be connected to almost surgically: Can’t leave […]

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LEVANA COOKS WITH OSEM MATZAH PRODUCTS: APPLE RAISIN FARFEL RECIPE

Apple Raisin farfel is a wonderful Passover and year round comfort food. This delicious and super-nutritious dish is sure to be equally at home as a side dish and as a breakfast or even dessert! Kind of a new-age Matzah Brei but without the eggs. I created it years ago for my then-small daughter Bella, […]

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Kitchen Talk With Chef Lévana Kirschenbaum

Great story about my demos by Elizabeth Alpern in the Jew and the Carrot “If I catch one of you putting garlic powder in your soup…oy va voy…I’ll sue you”. On a recent Monday evening, Moroccan born Chef Lévana Kirschenbaum welcomed guests to her Upper West Side home for a cooking class on Moroccan street food. Switching between […]

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Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday April 4th. Seder Feast!

The Killer Banquet for Seder Feast The menu speaks for itself: I hope you don’t miss it! Gluten-free to boot! I’ll be demonstrating: Poached salmon in tomato basil sauce Roasted garlic artichoke soup Brisket in coffee brandy sauce Herbed diced vegetables Quinoa with chestnuts and onions Chocolate dipped coconut meringues Strawberry rhubarb molds CLICK HERE […]