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What Pots Brand to Buy?

What Pots Brand should I Buy? That is the question I am always asked at my cooking demos. Ages ago, my mother in law bought me a set of Farberware pots and pans for my shower, commenting they had served her right in all her lean years, and…
A whole pot of duck soup, a delicious roast duck

Duck Tale: No Duck Parts Left Behind. Cooking and Recipe Tips

All Duck parts are a great investment, not just the familiar duck parts used in classic dishes found on the menu of good restaurants, such as Duck a l'Orange, Duck Confit, seared Duck Breast. We rarely bother with duck and all duck parts,…
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Mastering the Food Processor. Health Salad Recipe

The food processor is the single kitchen appliance I couldn't live without. I honestly think I am not exaggerating when I say I caused a few thousand people to buy a food processor. My mother loves to joke that I would never have gotten married…
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Great Tips on Fillo Dough

Stick with me: I'll make a Fillo dough pro (you like the way it all rhymes?) out of you! The good news is, fillo dough is wonderfully versatile, melt-in-your-mouth delicious and wonderfully crunchy. We Moroccans and other Mediterranean food…
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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…
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…
Whole Homemade Thanksgiving Turkey with All the Sides

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…
Whole Homemade Thanksgiving Turkey with All the Sides

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…
Ask Lévana: What does "Salt to Taste" Mean, in a Recipe?

Ask Lévana: What does "Salt to Taste" Mean, in a Recipe?

Ask Lévana: What does "Salt to Taste" Mean, in a Recipe? Exactly that - you need to taste the salt in the finished product. Many people add salt to their full batch that would only suffice for one serving. Don't be afraid of salt. Think of…
Ask Lévana: Can We Use Canned Food in Our Cooking?

Ask Lévana: Can We Use Canned Food in Our Cooking?

Can We Use Canned Food in Our Cooking? Depends what your recipe is. There are some ingredients that we want processed, and many that aren't available fresh. Artichoke hearts, hearts of palm and coconut milk are products that you must get canned…
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The Delicious World of Plums. Plum Sauce and Much More. Recipes

I get my fill of plums every summer while they are plentiful and linger until late October. Early November, and they are still there: Bring some plums home while they last! The variety of plums I love is the long, dark, sweet, plump and firm-tender,…
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Let's Talk Turkey: The Whole Scoop. In Search of the Perfect Roasted Bird! Roasting Tips.Turkey Leftovers Ideas and Recipes

Thanksgiving was our busiest day all the years we had our Restaurant, Levana. I suspect the reason was, beside bringing many families together and offering complete and delicious Thanksgiving meals with bells and whistles, quite simply, some…