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Shavuot Menu with Recipes

This Yom Tov we are hosting just one meal, Shavuot lunch. Here’s my Shavuot menu: All at Room Temperature, except what needs to be served chilled cold feasts In this Shavuot menu, as with all other menu, play up the Trademark ingredient (here: Dairy), but don’t play it up so much that it becomes repetitive and tiresome. So […]

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A Kid Craving Stuffed Morels: Yuppie City Here I Come!

This comment from Arel Mishory on my blog makes my day. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t hear, with undiminished pleasure, how much people miss my eponymous Restaurant. Great to know we left a great legacy! Upscale Kosher Restaurateurs, Pardes  and a few others, the ball is in your court!  A seven year […]

Ask Levana: Is Coconut Yogurt Dairy-Free?

Ask Levana: Is Coconut Yogurt Dairy-Free?

I was recently asked if coconut yogurt is a dairy-free product.  The answer is Yes!  Coconut yogurt is dairy-free, and most importantly its flavor is very unobtrusive and doesn’t compete at all with the other two major flavors I am starring in this dish: Chocolate and peanut butter. You will also see in health food […]

Ask Lévana: What is a Terrine?

The term terrine can cover a number of different preparations. All of these preparations have one thing in common – they are made in a large loaf pan. Most commonly, a terrine is a baked meat- or fish-loaf item. A dessert terrine can imply a frozen dessert, molded in the pan and inverted and sliced […]

Ask Lévana: Can We Use Processed Spices in Our Cooking?

 Ask Lévana: Can We Use Processed Spices in Our Cooking? At a recent demo, one of the guests asked me, “If I ever run out of garlic powder, can I settle for fresh?” Garlic in every form other than fresh (powder, freeze-dried, frozen, peeled and goodness knows what other calamity) is awful and will ruin […]