Posted on 8th of March, 2013 by Lévana
This star was born of trying to mix and match some goodies at the end of last year’s Passover. I poked around in the refrigerator to see what we’ve got. Now is a good time for some off-the-cuff treat. I saw some dark-fried onions in a little container, a head...
Posted on 18th of October, 2012 by Lévana
I am mighty proud of this rustic creation—a low-cost and low-maintenance feast, and a meal in itself. Since so many of my recipes are so elastic, I might surprise you by asking you: No substitutions whatsoever in this soup, please. I tried playing with it (using dried herbs, skipping the...
Posted on 23rd of September, 2012 by Lévana
Photo Courtesy of www.nectrafoods.com Although this Paté is fabulous as is posted below, there are so many variations on the great French favorite, you can let your imagination run wild, to suit your personal preferences and tastes. Here are some basics that must be present in a Paté: broiled chicken livers,...
Posted on 19th of September, 2012 by Lévana
I just spent hours picking some fellow bloggers’ brains, about how to rename beef cheeks. The name bothers me no end. when I say cheeks, I imagine something inviting, rosy and kissable. But to a cow? It ain’t happening! Now that we had this little talk, let me tell you...
Posted on 9th of September, 2012 by Lévana
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 Ouf! when I was done, not because I didn’t love it....
Posted on 1st of August, 2012 by Lévana
I tinkered with a dessert that would be a nutritionally … hmm not exactly lean, but much more affordable and no less delicious version of creme brulee or creme caramel. The Latin Flan to the rescue! We grew up eating it: it is unpretentious and closely related to its rich...
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Posted on 21st of June, 2012 by Lévana
Dacquoise is that wonderful French classic party cake, made up of layers of meringue and fillings. I have made the fillings much lighter (and much simpler to make), but no less delicious, with the help of my staunch ally tofu: No tofu flavors whatsoever remain, only the great chocolate and...
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Posted on 30th of May, 2012 by Lévana
Will I sound like a dinosaur if I declare that in my view no one, but no one, can fill dearest Julia’s gargantuan shoes and imitate her stentorian voice? I remember going to hear her at the Javitz Center, house packed to the rafters, just a couple years before her...
Posted on 18th of January, 2012 by Lévana
You will never think of macaroons as institutional fare after you taste these elegant and easy treats, close cousins of the amaretto cookies. Gluten-free without even trying! If you get lazy and would rather use store-bought ground almonds, also called almond flour (warning: you will pay dearly for the extra...
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Posted on 11th of January, 2012 by Lévana
Due to the overwhelming response we had for this menu, we are repeating it all over again, so those of you who couldn’t register to our sold-out demo get another chance! Stay home with some French Classics, a good bottle of wine and some baguette: What could possibly beat this...
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