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A Date at Wolf and Lamb Restaurant

6th of January, 2012

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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...
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Filed under: Kosher Restaurants, New York Kosher Restaurant, Stories, Wold and Lamb Restaurant

More Good Chocolate, Mom, Please!

27th of November, 2011

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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 good chocolate danishes. You just can’t go to Montreal without having...
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Filed under: Chocolate Cake Recipes, Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes, Chocolate Recipes, Kosher Chocolate Products, Kosher Recipes, Stories, Trader Joe's

Kosherfest 2011!

14th of November, 2011

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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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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

4th of November, 2011

My No-Sweat Thanksgiving Feast: Complete Menu and Recipes!

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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Filed under: Kosher Poultry Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Thanksgiving Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Recipes, Stories, Thanksgiving Recipes, Turkey Burgers Recipes, Turkey Leftover Recipes, Turkey Recipes, Turkey Salad Recipes

Secrets of Good Whole Grain Baking with Recipes

2nd of November, 2011

Secrets of Good Whole Grain Baking with Recipes

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...
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Filed under: Bread Recipes, Challah Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Low Gluten Recipes, Recipes, Spelt Baking, Spelt Bread Baking, Spelt Challah Recipes, Stories

Going to Nobo Teaneck soon? Do not order: Trust Chef Josh!

7th of October, 2011

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...
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Filed under: Chef Josh Massin, Kosher Restaurants, NoBo Restaurant, Nobo Teaneck, Sous Vide, Stories

Shopping in “Heimish” Stores: What Fun!

15th of August, 2011

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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...
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Filed under: High Food Costs in NYC, Kollel Store, Manahattan Food Markets, Stories, Wesley Kosher

Eating Out: Good Example of Bad Service

5th of August, 2011

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  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...
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Filed under: Eating Out, Fresh Tuna Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Restaurants, Restaurant Service, Stories, Surfside Kosher Restaurants

Cheese Cheese Cheese: Natural and Kosher. Oh, and Delicious!

24th of June, 2011

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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...
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Filed under: Goat Cheese Recipes, Kosher Cheeses, Kosher Recipes, Natural and Kosher Recipes, Natural Cheeses Recipes, Natural Kosher Cheeses Recipes, Scones Recipes, Stories

Para Español, Oprima el Dos!

11th of June, 2011

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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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Filed under: Behind the kitchen scenes, Burritos Recipes, Chocolate Recipes, Espanol Stories, Gluten Free Recipes, Jewish Book Council, Kitchen Stories, Kitchen Wisdom, Kosher Recipes, Latin Cooking, Nice Stories, Recipes, Spanish Recipes, Stories