Posted on 6th of January, 2012 by Lévana
I am guilty, in my typical reverse-chic way, when it comes to serious dining out, of hardly ever considering any of the midtown New York restaurants, preferring the more intriguing adventure of being surprised by some talented young up-and-coming chefs who showcase their creations at some affordable distance from the...
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 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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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 7th of October, 2011 by Lévana
Once in a while when I know the restaurant is great, and the chef perfectly knowledgeable and perfectly at home with his creations, I call the restaurant and tell the chef, make us what you like. I do give him some guidelines, such as, no frying; no starches as main...
Posted on 15th of August, 2011 by Lévana
I got such a kick out of this one! We New Yorkers shop mostly local, and sometime the bill kills. For the most part, we tell ourselves that the convenience of living in NYC has its tradeoffs, and we must suck up some unpleasant experiences of overpaying, at some restaurants...
Posted on 5th of August, 2011 by Lévana
What my order most decidedly didn’t look like! The other day I and a couple ladies I was meeting to discuss a cookbook project had dinner at a restaurant in Surfside, where I was spending a week. I placed my order, at the waiter’s recommendation: Seared tuna with grilled...
Posted on 24th of June, 2011 by Lévana
This morning I received a message from Chani Vogel, who with her husband Moshe manage Kosher and Natural Cheeses, requesting I sample some of the cheeses from their line. Next thing I knew, when I got home a couple hours later, an enormous and gorgeous basket was waiting for me...
Posted on 11th of June, 2011 by Lévana
As a language enthusiast I have often deplored the fact that languages, against all wishes, are not contagious or transmissible by any means. In the absence of some reliable formal base, except for some language geniuses there is rarely ever a way to just “pick up” a language, in the streets as it were,...
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