Posted on 7th of December, 2011 by Lévana
A few years ago, my husband and I were strolling on La Place des Vosges in Paris. At the outdoor terrace of one of those lovely restaurants sheltered under the arcades, there was a middle adged couple seated in front of their meal: a pot-au-feu, beautifully presented in a red...
Posted on 6th of November, 2011 by Lévana
Cookbooks these days have become works of art. We display them on our coffee tables, give them our coveted, valuable kitchen counter space, we read them in bed as if they were gripping novels. Their pages are glossy, the recipes are illustrated by full-page color photographs, and we all try...
Posted on 4th of November, 2011 by Lévana
Latest Review of my new cookbook, by Helen Schwimmer, in the Jewish Press: Thank you dearest Helen/Chaya Minna! Levana Kirschenbaum, restaurateur, master chef, cooking teacher and author, has just published the ultimate cookbook, “The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen: Glorious Meals Pure and Simple.”This is her magnum opus, a book that...
Posted on 19th of October, 2011 by Lévana
Today is a big day for me! I’ve reached 4,900 fans on Facebook – I even got to watch the dial change from 4,899 to 4,900! Are you a fan of my page yet? If not, please hit the “like” button on our page – you’ll be pleased to see and...
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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 31st of August, 2011 by Lévana
Don’t let the multiple steps daunt you: They are quick and simple, and the end result is a fun and professional-looking coil, perfect for a first course or as hors d’oeuvre. You could just as easily make them with 2 colors meat, like ground turkey and ground beef. Not only...
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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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Posted on 15th of August, 2011 by Lévana
You’ll love ’em! They have a small fraction of the salt and the vinegar of their commercial counterparts, and ten times the flavor. Crunchy and pungent with just a hint of sweetness, and really good for you too, like all fermented foods. I whip them out anytime I need a...
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Posted on 1st of July, 2011 by Lévana
When my son Yakov was a little schoolboy, he would always gush about Eagle Day Camp Baked beans. You must get the recipe, he would always urge me, with great glee. I did call the camp and they were happy to oblige: Heinz cans, reheated. I am happy to report...
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Posted on 16th of June, 2011 by Lévana
MY COOKBOOK IS HERE! I will feel much better after I share this: Instead of the celebration I was envisioning upon its release, it has become my torment for almost 2 weeks now. I am terribly sorry (and deeply embarrassed) to say there were major technical glitches in the production...