What Pots Brand Should I Buy? The Skinny on Pots

What pots brand should I buy? That is the question I am always asked at my cooking demos. Ages ago, my mother in law bought me a set of Farberware pots and pans for my shower, commenting they had served her right in all her lean years, and…
food processor
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Mastering the Food Processor. With Recipes

The food processor is the single kitchen appliance I couldn't live without. I honestly think I am not exaggerating when I say I caused a few thousand people to buy one. My mother loves to joke that I would never have gotten married if the food…
fillo dough
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Great Tips on Working with Fillo Dough

I'll make a Fillo dough pro out of you. Stick with me! The good news is, fillo dough is wonderfully versatile, melt-in-your-mouth delicious and wonderfully crunchy. We Moroccans and other Mediterranean food lovers and beyond couldn't be without…
plums
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The Delicious World of Plums. Recipes

Plums, plums, plums! I get my fill of plums every summer while they are plentiful and linger until late October. Early November, and they are still there: Bring some plums home while they last! The variety of plums I love is the long, dark,…
perfect turkey
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Perfect Turkey. Tips, Recipes and Leftover Ideas

Perfect Turkey: The Whole Scoop! 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…

Ask Lévana!

Do you have a burning question regarding cooking techniques or recipes? Here is the place to ask me! Please leave your question in the comment section below and I will be happy to reply with an answer.  
Kitchen Wisdom: Grinding Bay Leaves

Kitchen Wisdom: Grinding Bay Leaves

Ever get a bay leaf stuck in your throat?  It can create a very suspenseful few minutes! In fact, it just happened to my brother a few days ago, when we attended a dinner party, and the hostess served soup (which was delicious, but she forgot…
Kitchen Wisdom: Grinding Bay Leaves

Ask Levana: Spices and Kosher Supervision

Here is a question I received from Sara M: Lévana, do spices need a hechsher in order to be considered Kosher? Answer: When spices are pure, meaning unblended, they need no Kosher supervision. They do need one when they are mixed, as in…