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Another Feast at Pardes

6th of August, 2012

Pardes NYC

Another sampling dinner at Pardes Restaurant: I succumbed to the idea yet again, tightening my belt all of that day in prevision for what treats were in store for us. The only thing better than reading and drooling about this menu is actually eating it. I went last week with...
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Filed under: Chef Moshe Wendel, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Restaurants, Nobo Teaneck, Pardes Restaurant, Stories

Vegan A La Mode: Hannah Kaminsky’s Latest Treat!

26th of July, 2012

Vegan A La Mode

Hannah Kaminsky, a baker after my own heart, has done it again with her new book, Vegan A La Mode. Mind you, I care nothing about her fabulous treats being vegan, since I am not afflicted with any of those restrictions, dietary, ideological or otherwise. I make her desserts over...
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Filed under: Dairy-Free Frozen Dessert Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Dessert Sauce Recipes, Hannah Kaminsky, Ice Cream Recipes, Stories, Vegan Desserts Recipes, Vegan Ice Cream Recipes

The Art of the Letter Revived

23rd of May, 2012

My dear friend Joe Blank, who was my original demo assistant ages ago at Lincoln Square Synagogue, wrote me yesterday that he found in his drawers a letter he sent me almost twenty years ago. It really made my day, so I thought I’d share. Since I am low tech...
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Filed under: Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Levana Kirschenbaum, Stories

Delicious New Chocolates: Thank You Dear Coco!

23rd of May, 2012

Dear Coco

I think after all the tumult Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chips caused this week, I have the perfect antidote: New Chocolate Kid on the block: Dear Coco. Rachelle Ferneau, the owner, had the inspiration to send me some samples of her chocolate truffles, all twelve flavors in a cool lucite-like box,...
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Filed under: Artisanal Chocolates, Chocolate Truffles Recipes, Dairy-Free Chocolate Truffle Recipes, Dear Coco Chocolate, Stories

My Demo at De Gustibus Last Week!

22nd of May, 2012

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An All-Moroccan Feast: Yum! As delicious as it was easy, and of course all natural, all excerpted from my new cookbook, The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen: Judge for yourself from the thank-you note Salvatore Rizzo, director of De Gustibus,  sent me: “On behalf of all of us at De Gustibus...
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Filed under: DeGustibus, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Kosher Food, Levana Kirschenbaum, Levana Restaurant, Stories, Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen

Trader Joe Chocolate Chips Going Dairy. A Gastronomic Uproar

17th of May, 2012

Trader Joe Chocolate Chips

This week I received dozens of messages about these national news that are causing a total uproar: Trader Joe chocolate chips are going to be made in dairy equipment from now on To name just one example, here’s an alarmed message  from Rachel: Worst news ever!  Please take action. Spread...
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Filed under: Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes, Chocolate Recipes, Chocolate Sauce Recipes, Chocolate Truffles Recipes, Cookie Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Menachem Lubinsky, Orthodox Kosher Supervision, Recipes, Stories, Trader Joe's

Thought I’d Share this Rave Review of my Chocolate Demo with You!

2nd of May, 2012

Chocolate Demo

From Sharon, one of our chocolate demo guests last night: This lovely comment makes my day! And I’ll bet it will make all chocolate lovers’ tongues smile! So: Are You getting yourself a hammer for your kitchen? Levana, I went to last night’s cooking class: chocolate demo night. Beef stew...
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Filed under: Chocolate Recipes, Kosher Cookbooks, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Levana, Levana Kirschenbaum, Recipes, Stories, Whole Foods Cookbook, Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen

My Passover Kitchen Diaries: Anatomy of a Week in the Home Kitchen Trenches

18th of April, 2012

Passover Kitchen

When it comes to my Passover Kitchen, I mean Kitchen Diaries, Anatomy and Kitchen Trenches quite literally.  Let me start by saying that ALL my Passover Recipes are included in this link, ALL Non-Gebroks I have been asked countless times by fans, family and friends the perennial Passover Kitchen question: “How...
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Filed under: Kollel Store, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Levana Kirschenbaum, Passover Holidays, Passover Kitchen, Passover Planning, Passover Recipes, Recipes, Stories, Whole Foods Cookbook, Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen

Taking my Cooking Demo Show on the Road! The Unflappable Itinerant Cook.

22nd of February, 2012

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You might say I have given My Cooking Demo Shows all my life, in New York as well as around the country and beyond. Giving a Cooking Demo in a room full of fans is in my blood. You might say I am the Cooking Demo Girl. No matter what...
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Filed under: Kitchen Stories, Kitchen Wisdom, Kosher Cookbooks, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Kosher Recipes, Stories

Hot Cereal Recipe for Champions, Future Moms and Everyone in Between. Gluten-Free Variations

11th of February, 2012

Elegant breakfast table with cereals, eggs, flowers and toast

Recently my very pregnant daughter Bella mentioned that her ob-gyn recommended she include more fiber and more vegetable protein in her diet. Always tinkering with the whole gamut of grains, I welcomed the opportunity to experiment, this time setting as my goal, making a hot cereal breakfast that would be...
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Filed under: Barley Recipes, Breakfast recipes, Buckwheat Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-Free Hot Cereal Recipes, Hot Cereal Recipes, Kasha Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Millet Recipes, Oatmeal Recipes, Protein Bars, Quinoa Recipes, Recipes, Soy Protein Isolates, Steel-Cut Oats Recipes, Stories, Storing grains