Posted on 29th of November, 2012 by Lévana
I have my mother-in-law to thank for turning me on to cheese latkas, which she used to whip up anytime we tugged at her heartstrings, Chanukkah or not, and often for a light lunch, as they are only very lightly sweetened. With this recipe, your cheese latkas will be...
Posted on 10th of October, 2012 by Lévana
I recently received Lidia Bastianich’s latest Cookbook, Lidia’s Favorite Recipes, which her publishers sent me for review. Lidia’s cooking show has always been one of the very few cooking shows I actually enjoy watching, for many no-brainer reasons: It is real food, not a fantasy; it has none of that...
Posted on 7th of March, 2012 by Lévana
If it is true that opposites attract, no dish would bear this out better than this one. Tuna and Fennel! Besides, here is a whole new and fun way to eat canned tuna! Do not be alarmed by the fact that I don’t drain it—that’s practically all the oil contained...
Posted on 29th of February, 2012 by Lévana
The perennial favorite is based on basil, olive oil, and toasted walnuts; but we have seen it recast with a different herb or nut, and tasting just as delicious and interesting. Use not only as a pasta sauce but as topping for cooked chicken or fish, or a dip. I...
Posted on 21st of January, 2012 by Lévana
If there was ever a time Caesar salad went out of fashion and was eclipsed by a new salad on the block, however briefly, I can’t remember it. The queen, albeit with a king’s name. What is the secret of its enduring popularity? In my opinion, a short but unbeatable...
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Posted on 25th of October, 2011 by Lévana
I haven’t had the authentic zablaglione, a luscious Italian whipped egg-yolk-sugar-and-port cream, since one day I got sick from -and ashamed of- having splurged on it. But even at small doses, not everyone can afford it: I trust you will like the results of my tinkering: It tastes very much...
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Posted on 25th of October, 2011 by Lévana
The easiest ever! and so much fun, and delicious! You can make both the zabaglione (I am including my delicious recipe!) and the puff pastry layers several days in advance: The perfect no-pressure dessert! I love to use Pepperidge Farm puff pastry, it never lets me down. Just keep it...
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Posted on 18th of October, 2011 by Lévana
Italian flavors at their best! Each dish is a meal in its own right. Except for the dessert, all dishes are gluten-free I have a pretty fantastic egg-free take on the delicious but prohibitively egg yolk-rich classic zabaglione. I’ll be demonstrating: Chicken cacciatore Herb Italian bean soup Panzanella with mock...
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Posted on 17th of August, 2011 by Lévana
Italian flavors at their best and most vibrant: I am making my own special oil for the antipasto. You will love the fish soup! And wait till you taste that plum tart! I’ll be demonstrating: Antipasto Cioppino Arborio with wild mushrooms Balsamic-roasted fennel, endive and radicchio Plum tart Click here...
Posted on 4th of August, 2011 by Lévana
Risotto is our high-maintenance kitchen friend, demanding constant attention as the liquids must be added in stages. The good news, though, is it is very versatile and can easily make a complete meal; besides, the cooking doesn’t take too long. I am including here several interesting combinations, so feel free...