Posted on 4th of July, 2014 by Lévana
It’s been just a year since my husband Maurice’s mother Fanya – Bubbie – passed away. Bubbie was Fan for her four boys, Maurice, Avrum, Sol and Sam, the ultimate Em Habanim (sons’ mother). My sisters and I gave her name an affectionate old-fashioned Sephardi twist and called her Freha. I never referred to her...
Posted on 30th of April, 2014 by Lévana
photo via www.localfoods.about.com Moroccan Potato Pie (Amhammar) Recipe: A great favorite in our Moroccan cuisine. This rustic dish is a good example of how we make something rich (eggs) or starchy (potatoes) go a long way. When you consider this delicious pie will serve eight to ten people generously for...
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Posted on 3rd of March, 2014 by Lévana
Tajine is the name of the earthenware pot that gave its name to all dishes cooked in it. In our native Moroccan cooking, there is no such thing as a “side dish.” Equal time for vegetable dishes and meat or fish dishes —this is where our respect for veggies comes from. Vegetables...
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Posted on 1st of March, 2014 by Lévana
Photo courtesy www.newthoughtgeneration.com One of my favorite ways of making salmon, so simple and so delicious. We Sephardis are very fond of the Mustard-Caper-Lemon Trinity. Here is just about all you need to know when you make salmon, beside of course that it has to be perfectly fresh, like all fish:...
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Posted on 9th of September, 2013 by Lévana
Moroccan Lima Bean Soup: Another delicious way to showcase our wonderful all-natural, all-vegetarian and inexpensive Moroccan soups. You’ll be happy to have preserved lemons on hand, they do wonders for bean and many other dishes. And if you don’t, settle today for lemon zest, and set aside just a few...
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Posted on 30th of July, 2013 by Lévana
Quick Halvah Bars Recipe: We all love the wonderful taste of halvah, that great Sephardi dessert classic sold all over Israeli and Middle Eastern markets, but hardly ever get near it because of the prohibitive amount of sugar it contains. I tinkered with the flavors until I obtained this delicious and...
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Posted on 18th of June, 2013 by Lévana
Kasha, onions, mushrooms: Perfect expat Jewish food. Kasha, known to much of the world as buckwheat, is a staple in many Eastern European countries. Toasting it gives it a delicious nutty taste, and rolling it in beaten egg keeps every kernel separated and plump. Do not skip either of these very quick...
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Posted on 19th of April, 2013 by Lévana
Sephardi food at its best and most fragrant. Straight from the Moroccan kitchen of my childhood. Ridiculously simple ingredients and hardly any labor. I have included several variations to make it a full one-pot dish, but you can choose to go without and make this a wonderful all-vegetable main course...
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Big News! We’ve Gone Digital! Levana’s Table, Levana Cooks Dairy Free! and The Whole Foods Kosher Cookbook
Posted on 10th of September, 2012 by Lévana
I’m so excited to announce that we are carrying all my cookbooks in digital form: Levana’s Table, Levana Cooks Dairy Free! and The Whole Foods Kosher Cookbook. While you can enjoy the hardcover copy in the comfort of your home, you can now enjoy them on your iPad, iPhone, tablet or PC on the road!...
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Posted on 7th of June, 2012 by Lévana
I suspect many of you have the same problem I do: We all love herring and all briny smoked salty cured foods, but couldn’t dream of indulging in eating them in more than just minute doses, as the amount of salt contained in these dishes is nothing short of prohibitive....