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Levana Cooking Demos: the Portable Feast!

Never Too Young (or Too Old) to Cook! Levana Cooking Demos Going Strong Dear friends, For the past thirty years I have been fortunate to  host weekly cooking demos, at the 92nd Street Y, at Lincoln Square and in my very home. We've had…
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Levana ECookbooks: Gone Digital!

Order Levana ECookbooks for just $4.99 a copy! Levana ECookbooks are the perfect gift to yourself and your friends, at a nominal price. And all those of you who own my hard copy Cookbooks will greatly welcome my ECookbooks, identical to the…
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Dearie: Julia Child, by Bob Spitz. My Review

Julia Child Revisited: Just finished reading Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child, written by author and biographer extraordinaire Bob Spitz. Let me start with my - very few - gripes, then we'll move on to the good stuff. I did say…
Me and my scrunchies: I made one for each kid and each counselor, and gave them out on end of camp party night - oodles of #DIY

A Big Happy Kid in Summer Camp!

Summer Camp: Having fun with the kids! Me and my scrunchies: This is the new word I learned. I made one for each kid and each counselor, and gave them out on end of camp party night. Don't I look like Mr T here? I was the biggest kid, and a…

Another Feast at Pardes

Another sampling dinner at Pardes Restaurant: I succumbed to the idea yet again, tightening my belt all of that day in prevision for what treats were in store for us. The only thing better than reading and drooling about this menu is actually…
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Vegan A La Mode: Hannah Kaminsky. My Book Review

Vegan A La Mode:   Hannah Kaminsky has done it again! Hannah Kaminsky is a baker after my own heart,  Mind you, I care nothing about her fabulous treats being vegan, since I am not afflicted with any of those restrictions, dietary, ideological…
meatless dinners

Wonderful Meatless Dinners. Four Complete Menus and Recipes

Meatless dinners are not just for Mondays! And not just for the "Nine Days' for that matter! They are our chance to showcase all those dishes we all too often think of as supporting actors, a sort of prop to meat-and-potato meals, and which…
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The Healthy July 4th Feast. All Gluten-Free Friendly

July 4th Feast, the healthy way? Growing up abroad (Morocco) I remember glorious outdoors feast, centering around a barbecue. The great difference with the American BBQ counterpart though, is that we serve smaller portions of meat and much…
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Salade Niçoise Recipe. Honoring Julia Child

 Salade Niçoise In Honor of Julia Child JC100 Anniversary: Salade Niçoise is one of my all-time favorite salads, especially when made with fresh, not canned,  tuna. I was honored to write a review of Julia Child's biography, Dearie,…

The Art of the Hand Written Letter Revived

I just received a Hand Written Letter! It gave me quite a thrill. Forgive me for doing a double take when I checked my mail today. I thought the art form had been extinct since the advent of electronic mail, better known as e-mail. My dear friend…

Thank You Dear Coco Chocolates! My Review

Dear Coco Chocolates are the latest homemade chocolate sensation. And I mean it literally: Dear Coco Chocolates come in the most unexpected flavors, and the best part is, it works beautifully. These tiny gems remind me of the French proverb:…
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My Demo at De Gustibus Last Week!

De Gustibus: Pleasure seeing your crew and cooking with you again! An All-Moroccan Feast: Yum! As delicious as it was easy, and of course all natural, all excerpted from my new cookbook, The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen: Judge for yourself from…