priligy quanto dura

The Whole Foods Kosher kitchen

Category Archives: Stories

Para Español, Oprima el Dos!

11th of June, 2011


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,...
Read More

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

My Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe: CCC? Si si si!

11th of June, 2011

Chocolate-Chip-Cookies-LevanaCooks copy

We all think of cookies as a short-lived and vaguely illicit pleasure. Except I honestly think, and you can ask anyone, there’s no cookie in the world more worshiped and more baked than my smart little chocolate chip cookies. I will attempt to give you an idea just how much mileage it gets....
Read More

Filed under: Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes, Cookie Recipes, Dairy-Free Dessert Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Gluten-free Cookie Recipes, Household Stories, Jewish Book Council, Recipes, Spelt Desserts Recipes, Stories, Vegan Cookie Recipes

Welcome to our Venus and Mars Home!

11th of June, 2011


I came home late one recent evening, and found my husband uncharacteristically agitated. “I just put out a fire!” he said, panting. “I have no idea how it started, I just wanted to microwave some dinner and put in a foil container to warm, and flames started leaping out!”  Now...
Read More

Filed under: Household Stories, Jewish Book Council, Marriage Humor, Stories, Venus

Have Tea Mug, Will Travel!

18th of May, 2011


Recently I bought myself a great overnight bag, and decided my spiffy and capacious new purchase would be the  bag to end all bags: I would give away all others, but I decided to check into all the pockets first, to make sure nothing valuable was being discarded before the...
Read More

Filed under: Kosher Recipes, Moroccan teapot, Opera, Placido Domingo, Samovar, Stories, Tea mug

Our Passover Vacation: Honeymoon at the Fairmont Scottsdale

1st of May, 2011


 Lynda and I at a Wild West BBQ at the Fairmont In nearly thirty five years we have been married (that’s right, my marriage predates my electronic Facebook marriage announcement by about thirty-three years, but thank you all anyway for your recent and misguided avalanche of heartfelt good wedding wishes:...
Read More

Filed under: Fairmont Hotel, FRank Lloyd Wright, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Levana Restaurant, NoBo Restaurant, Nobo Teaneck, Passover Holidays, Pessach catering, Presidential Kosher Holiday, Stories, Tlaquepaque

Truffle Oil: The Dark Side of Labeling

15th of April, 2011


This bottle of “Truffle Oil” was part of a gorgeous Mishloach Manot/birthday present basket I received from my daughter Bella. Reading the ingredient list created an uproar among my guests. Not a single drop of truffle oil. Intrigued, I looked online for the price, which created some more consternation….I am...
Read More

Filed under: Misleading Food Labels, Pasta Recipes, Porcini Oil Recipes, Porcini Powder, Recipes, Stories, Truffle Oil, Wild Mushrooms Recipes

If I had a Hammer….I Would Eat my Veggies More Often!

15th of April, 2011


In answer to the very frequent question: “how did you get the idea to use a hammer in the kitchen?” You may find the use of a hammer in the kitchen somewhat odd and unbecoming, but you will quickly change your mind when you see how many thankless tasks it...
Read More

Filed under: Hammer for Cutting Vegetables, Stories

My Mother: Learning to Cook, the Sephardi Way

14th of April, 2011


I am always asked whether I have received formal cooking training, and the answer – Machane Imma: I learned mostly from my mother – at first seems somewhat ambiguous, until I introduce her in earnest: My mother, known as Maman to the whole family and even to all our friends,...
Read More

Filed under: Cooking with Mother, Moroccan Recipes, Sephardi mother, Sephardi Recipes, Stories

New York Beggar, Three Ways

26th of March, 2011


Growing up in Morocco, each family had their own “beggar” they looked after. Our beggar, a courteous middle-aged man dressed poorly but with elaborate dignity, would sit silently on our steps every Thursday night, waiting for my mother to  resurface from her kitchen and come out to him. And every...
Read More

Filed under: Beggars Stories, Levana Kirschenbaum Stories, New York Beggars, Rudyard Kipling, Stories

My Favorite Pizza: Basil Pizza and Wine Bar!

25th of March, 2011


Every time I go to Basil, I -not so- discreetly eye what everyone seated next to me  – and even a little further: Foodies, what do you expect?- is having. Yesterday it was those luscious poached eggs on toast with saute spinach and home fries, which two young men were...
Read More

Filed under: Basil Restaurant Brooklyn, Good Junk Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Restaurants, Stories