Ask Levana: Spices and Kosher Supervision

Here is a question I received from Sara M: Lévana, do spices need a hechsher in order to be considered Kosher? Answer: When spices are pure, meaning unblended, they need no Kosher supervision. They do need one when they are mixed, as in curry, gram masala, Ras El-Hanout, Hawaidge etc…. This doesn’t apply to Passover, […]

Upcoming: Cooking for Beginners Class Continues…

COOKING FOR BEGINNERS – FROM NEWLYWEDS TO EMPTY NESTERS 4 Part Series  (Resister for 1, or the remaining 2 classes classes) PART 3: DINNER! TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH (please make note that this class is on Tuesday) I am running this series yet again, in response to countless requests.  You will learn to make an entire […]

Cooking For Beginners Series Continues…

As I mentioned before, I am running this series yet again, in response to countless requests! The following demos are nothing short of your survival guide for eating well, in good health and in style, for every occasion and without stress whatsoever, and best of all, even if you have no knowledge of cooking. (You […]

Hope, Utopia, and Friendship in a Crowded Market

This is a must see! It is an opera performance in one of the most unlikely of places. On a day like any other, workers at Spanish food market break out in to song. A great demonstration of hope, utopia and friendship! Even if you do not understand the words, you will be transfixed! (Thank […]

Book Signing This Sunday!

Please join me this Sunday at Yeshiva University’s SOY Seforim book sale where I will be signing copies of my cookbooks! Here are the details: What: Lévana Book Signing When: Sunday, February 7th 12pm-3pm Where: Yeshiva University SOY Sephorim 2495 Amsterdam Avenue, Suite BH116 Contact: 212-960-0156 For more information, visit SOYSEFORIM.ORG. PS- “SOY” stands for […]