Cooking Demo Monday May 10th

International Shavouot Flavors OK guys, we are all allowed cheating once in a great while and pack it in, with dairy as the prime suspect, and today is the day! So don’t go ruin it and say the D word and wipe that smile off anyone’s face: Relax, we get back on the wagon tomorrow! […]


A Cold Vegetarian-Fish Shabbos Lunch. Menu and Recipes

As often when we host lots of singles for Shabbos, this week I went Shabbos shopping with a totally open mind. Since I was right in the area of Whole Foods on 97th St and Columbus Ave, I thought to myself, surprise me, and decided my Shabbos lunch menu will be predicated on my discoveries. […]

Levana Wholesome Spelt Desserts

Promise I don’t want to be coy here: After more than two years of incredibly hard work to get my line of Natural Spelt Desserts in place, it looks like it’s finally happening. They are called, what else, Levana. I made a dry run of the desserts a couple weeks ago, and served them at […]

The Seduction of Dashi

The Seduction of Dashi

This morning I received something which for years I used to perceive as a berating lecture,  but which I have long since identified as an unmitigated compliment, indeed a tribute: It has to do with being dogged, and never taking no for an answer. From one of the owners of Sushi Metsuyan, Daniel Berlin. His […]

Monday May 3rd: The Art of the Brunch: Mother’s Day

Surprise Mom (or that special lady in your life) with your new culinary skills. Show her how it’s done the simple, quick and nutritious way. I’ll bet you thought there was no way to make a delicious Hollandaise Sauce without all the usual kitchen’s culprits (eggs, butter, cream), so wait till you taste mine! Instead […]