What Pots Brand Should I Buy? The Skinny on Pots

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…
duck parts

Duck Tale: Duck Parts Cooking Tips

All Duck parts are a great investment: Not a single smidgen of the duck will be left behind. All duck parts do their own magic! Not just the familiar duck parts used in classic dishes found on the menu of good restaurants, such as Duck a…
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Mastering the Food Processor. With Recipes

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 one. My mother loves to joke that I would never have gotten married if the food…
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Great Tips on Working with Fillo Dough

I'll make a Fillo dough pro out of you. Stick with me! The good news is, fillo dough is wonderfully versatile, melt-in-your-mouth delicious and wonderfully crunchy. We Moroccans and other Mediterranean food lovers and beyond couldn't be without…
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The Delicious World of Plums. Recipes

Plums, plums, plums! 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,…
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Perfect Turkey. Tips, Recipes and Leftover Ideas

Perfect Turkey: The Whole Scoop! 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…

Ask Lévana!

Do you have a burning question regarding cooking techniques or recipes? Here is the place to ask me! Please leave your question in the comment section below and I will be happy to reply with an answer.  
Kitchen Wisdom: Grinding Bay Leaves

Kitchen Wisdom: Grinding Bay Leaves

Ever get a bay leaf stuck in your throat?  It can create a very suspenseful few minutes! In fact, it just happened to my brother a few days ago, when we attended a dinner party, and the hostess served soup (which was delicious, but she forgot…
Kitchen Wisdom: Grinding Bay Leaves

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…