Posted on 7th of December, 2011 by Lévana
A few years ago, my husband and I were strolling on La Place des Vosges in Paris. At the outdoor terrace of one of those lovely restaurants sheltered under the arcades, there was a middle adged couple seated in front of their meal: a pot-au-feu, beautifully presented in a red...
Posted on 1st of December, 2011 by Lévana
Tajines are a glowing example of how you can work on a dish very little and end up with something glorious! Such is the magic of Moroccan cooking. Tajine is the name of the earthenware pot that gave its name to all dishes cooked in it. In our native Moroccan...
Posted on 27th of November, 2011 by Lévana
Chanukkah is around the corner. Fear of Frying? Start by going over my tips for frying efficiently and safely. Forget about those insipid and processed patties in the frozen section of your supermarket or health food store: processed is processed, organic or otherwise! Rather, make your own delicious vegetable latkas...
Posted on 24th of November, 2011 by Lévana
The appeal of Moroccan food is universal. The aromas and flavors of the dishes do their magic every bit as much as the simplicity of their preparation. There’s just one more secret: What we call somewhat dismissively “side dishes” and which gets shuffled around on our dinner plate simply doesn’t...
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Posted on 20th of November, 2011 by Lévana
Whenever I make a turkey, I have not only a feast to offer on Turkey day, but a leftover-turkey feast on post-turkey days: you just wouldn’t believe how many hats this bird can wear, one more becoming than the next. The trick with turkey – and all – leftovers is...
Posted on 17th of November, 2011 by Lévana
At my Cooking Demo this past Monday night, Thanksgiving Feast, my guests were simply amazed we finished the preparations of a whole Thanksgiving dinner with more than half an hour to spare, not including the 2 hours baking time we started the turkey on before demo started, during which we...
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Posted on 14th of November, 2011 by Lévana
Would it make me sound like a dinosaur if I said I remember early Kosherfest shows taking place, ages ago, with flocks of young mothers pushing strollers and turning the show into a giant lunch break in an industrial playground? Then the show moved to Javitz Center sans strollers, then...
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Posted on 6th of November, 2011 by Lévana
Cookbooks these days have become works of art. We display them on our coffee tables, give them our coveted, valuable kitchen counter space, we read them in bed as if they were gripping novels. Their pages are glossy, the recipes are illustrated by full-page color photographs, and we all try...
Posted on 2nd of November, 2011 by Lévana
Although the number of gluten-free commercial offerings is expanding daily, I am sorry to say they are quite often loaded with trashy worthless ingredients, and not terribly tasty, which makes gluten-free eating an unhealthy and uninspiring experience, defeating the whole purpose. You would be amazed how resourceful you can get...
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Posted on 1st of November, 2011 by Lévana
You will be pleased to see that in my new cookbook I make extensive use of pumpkin all shapes and sizes, for both savory and sweet dishes. I should also tell you I never like stuffing turkey directly, so I make lots my stuffing “outside”, in a separate dish. This...
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