Posted on 23rd of July, 2012 by Lévana
We all observe a sort of frenzy that sets in right before (and right after) a holiday that is marked by some food restrictions. Like hoarding in prevision of a period of austerity. Let’s start with the most egregious example: Pessach. I recently attended a cook-off event for a famous...
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Posted on 17th of July, 2012 by Lévana
Moroccan food never needs help from fish or meat, all our flavors being so assertive and bold. Starring the humble and wonderful whole grains! I’ll be demonstrating: Swiss chard tajine with chick peas and raisins Summer vegetable couscous with harissa Semolina soup Fennel, radish and orange salad Anise sesame cookiesClick...
Posted on 8th of July, 2012 by Lévana
We Moroccans love squash in every way shape of form, and goodness knows it comes in countless shapes and sizes. They turn up in many Moroccan dishes (Couscous on top of the list). Their spicy sweetness is equally at home in savory dishes (I love Pumpkin Corn Pudding) and in...
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Posted on 1st of February, 2012 by Lévana
Picture via http://foodlanerecipes.blogspot.com There is no Moroccan cooking without preserved lemons, and the store-bought variety doesn’t even begin to compare with homemade. They take minutes to prepare and two weeks to “incubate,” totally unassisted, and the result is a few months’ supply of the single element that will convert many of...
Posted on 12th of December, 2011 by Lévana
This soup is overlaid with Moroccan flavors, and smells as heavenly as it tastes. For many years, my classroom was in Lincoln Square Synagogue. The teacher himself later told me that he found teaching exquisite torture on Monday nights. I could have told them what I had known all along:...
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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 22nd of September, 2011 by Lévana
Photo courtesy Jamie Oliver Pastilla is one of the world’s great dishes, and it takes just one delightful bite to understand why. It epitomizes Moroccan cuisine, spicy and sweet, delicate and intriguing. More labored than the dishes I usually share, but then this is a very special treat. I admit...
Posted on 20th of September, 2011 by Lévana
I couldn’t resist drawing liberally from my Sephardi heritage to make my Rosh Hashanah menu selection. Our holiday dishes as I remember them served in my childhood home and beyond still make my tongue smile, even after all these years. And if all the pre-Rosh Hashanah cooking demos I have...
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Posted on 20th of September, 2011 by Lévana
Sweet-and-sour combinations are a great Sephardi favorite, and work beautifully with salmon. The onions caramelize and contribute a sweet counterpoint to the vinegar. Another quick and delicious dish, just the way I like it—one pan, one step. Ingredients: 1 whole side salmon, no skin, no bones, about 3½ pounds, trimmed,...
Posted on 24th of August, 2011 by Lévana
Couscous is wonderful and fun, the rock star of Moroccan cuisine. Couscous is native to Morocco, and the word refers to both the grain and the traditional dish made with the grain. It is semolina, or durum (the heart of the wheat kernel), ground to the consistency of coarse cornmeal...
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