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
Recently I mentioned to my daughter Bella I was going to Montreal soon for a demo, and she said with great urgency: “Mommy, whatever you do, make sure you go back to the store where we had those heavenly chocolate danishes. You just can’t go to Montreal without having one!”...
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...
Filed under: Apples Recipes, Fennel Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Poultry Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Thanksgiving Recipes, Recipes, Thanksgiving Recipes, Turkey Recipes
Posted on 17th of November, 2011 by Lévana
This challah silicone mold, which was created to obediently take on a beautiful braid’s shape for dutiful but less-than-dexterous bakers, elicited many comments, a few of them of a gastronomic nature, most of them of a reconstructive-surgery nature (vaguely reminding one as it does of some enhancement plan…), and just...
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...
Filed under: Chocolate Bark Recipes, Chocolate Recipes, Dairy-Free Frozen Dessert Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Jack's Gourmet Sausage Recipes, Kosher Cheeses, Kosher Cookbooks, Kosher Ice Cream, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Levana Kirschenbaum, Natural Kosher Cheeses Recipes, Pardes Restaurant, Stories, THe Kosher Scene
Let’s Talk Turkey: The Whole Scoop. In Search of the Perfect Roasted Bird! Roasting Tips.Turkey Leftovers Ideas and Recipes
Posted on 4th of November, 2011 by Lévana
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 and whistles, quite simply, some people are afraid of turkey. And who could blame them? I often see...
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Posted on 2nd of November, 2011 by Lévana
Since I use spelt flour for all my baked goods (except the gluten-free ones), both sweet and savory, let me start with a word about spelt: While I see no reason to put the whole nation on a gluten-free diet (you will see throughout my latest cookbook that I make...
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...
Filed under: Dairy-Free Pie Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-free Pie Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Lean Classics Recipes, Pudding Recipes, Pumpkin Recipes, Recipes, Stuffing Recipes, Thanksgiving Recipes