Review of my Cookbook by Tara Barker

Thank you so much Tara Barker for your glowing review of my Latest Cookbook! 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…

A Review of my Cookbook by Helen Schwimmer

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…
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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…
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Fruit Salad Recipes. All Variations

For Fruit Salad and all Salads: Please do not find me too finicky if I tell you I treat all salads, whether fruit salad or vegetable ones, just the same way I would a flower assortment. I always look for a short and sweet selection of colors…
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Eating Out: Good Example of Bad Service

Nothing like Bad Service to put a damper on a date. See the tuna in the picture? That's what my order most decidedly didn't look like! This is My Seared Tuna, thank you very much! The other day I and a couple ladies I was meeting to discuss…
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Para Español, Oprima el Dos!

Para Español, Oprima el Dos! 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…
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My Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe: CCC? Si si si!

My Chocolate Chip Cookies are famous! We all think of eating 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…
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Welcome to our Venus and Mars Home!

Venus and Mars are not just planets, they are often the distance that measure the distance between a man's and a woman's reasoning. I came home late one recent evening, and found my husband uncharacteristically agitated. “I just put out…
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Have Tea Mug, Will Travel!

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…
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Our Passover Vacation: Honeymoon at the Fairmont Scottsdale

 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…
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Truffle Oil: The Dark Side of Labeling

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…