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Hurricane Sandy: Bunking in Style

Hurricane Sandy! We always tell ourselves, as soon as we can set aside a couple days, we will put order in those photo albums, match - or dispose of - those missing socks, write our friends, make play dates. Like so many others, I have finally…
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French Language: French Speaking Friends Only!

French Language: dreamy but complicated And like every language, it borrows from the animal kingdom to describe actions, feelings and character traits: shrewd as a weasle, foxy lady, stubborn as a mule, gay as a pinson, sing like a canary,…
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Levana Cooking Demos: the Portable Feast!

Never Too Young (or Too Old) to Cook! Levana Cooking Demos Going Strong Dear friends, For the past thirty years I have been fortunate to  host weekly cooking demos, at the 92nd Street Y, at Lincoln Square and in my very home. We've had…
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Levana ECookbooks: Gone Digital!

Order Levana ECookbooks for just $4.99 a copy! Levana ECookbooks are the perfect gift to yourself and your friends, at a nominal price. And all those of you who own my hard copy Cookbooks will greatly welcome my ECookbooks, identical to the…
Me and my scrunchies: I made one for each kid and each counselor, and gave them out on end of camp party night - oodles of #DIY

A Big Happy Kid in Summer Camp!

Summer Camp: Having fun with the kids! Me and my scrunchies: This is the new word I learned. I made one for each kid and each counselor, and gave them out on end of camp party night. Don't I look like Mr T here? I was the biggest kid, and a…
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Salade Niçoise Recipe. Honoring Julia Child

 Salade Niçoise In Honor of Julia Child JC100 Anniversary: Salade Niçoise is one of my all-time favorite salads, especially when made with fresh, not canned,  tuna. I was honored to write a review of Julia Child's biography, Dearie,…

The Art of the Hand Written Letter Revived

I just received a Hand Written Letter! It gave me quite a thrill. Forgive me for doing a double take when I checked my mail today. I thought the art form had been extinct since the advent of electronic mail, better known as e-mail. My dear friend…
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My Demo at De Gustibus Last Week!

De Gustibus: Pleasure seeing your crew and cooking with you again! 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…
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Trader Joe Chocolate Chips Going Dairy. A Gastronomic Uproar

Trader Joe chocolate chips are an age old institution. But this week they are at the center of a total uproar: They are going DAIRY! More exactly, they are going to be made in dairy equipment from now on. To name just one example, here's…
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Thought I’d Share this Rave Review of my Chocolate Demo with You!

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…
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My Passover Kitchen Diaries: the Home Kitchen Trenches

My Passover Kitchen is the ultimate Bootcamp! I mean Passover Kitchen Diaries quite literally. Consider this Passover Kitchen Manifesto an Anatomy of a week in the Kitchen Trenches. If you read through it, followed all my recommendations,…
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Taking my Cooking Demo Show on the Road!

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 the Cooking…