artichoke soup
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Roasted Garlic Artichoke Soup Recipe

Artichoke soup is  so luxurious, and quite simple to make! I find gorgeous frozen artichoke bottoms in the frozen section of every Kosher supermarket: Someone in the food industry, bless him, has done all the pesky job of snapping the leaves…
Cabbage soup
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Cabbage Soup Recipe

Cabbage Soup Mine tastes so luxurious I often serve it at a holiday meal! Oh I know how plebeian cabbage soup sounds, but just wait till you see how delicious it is: My guests love it! I like this soup nice and broth-y, so I trust…
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Roasted Moroccan Salmon Recipe

This delightful roasted Moroccan salmon is overlaid with our beloved Moroccan flavors: Lemons, olives, tomatoes, cilantro, saffron. It is also a complete meal. After including so many goodies in your roasted salmon, no need to worry about…
levana-cooks-wild-mushroom-soup
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French Wild Mushroom Soup Recipe

Wild Mushroom Soup The luscious French classic! If  you find some exotic mushrooms at a reasonable price, such as chanterelles, porcini, king oyster, throw them in too, or use them in any combination you like: Your wild mushroom soup…
fish fillet
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Fish Fillets in Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe. Chicken Variation

You will love to include these fish fillets in your repertoire. I think you can tell: I am crazy about our Sephardi fish dishes: Glorious in their simplicity and their flavor pairings. Sweet and Sour Sauce done the right, natural homemade way:…
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Baked Almond Stuffed Salmon Recipe

My stuffed salmon is not nearly as hard as the stuffing part might make it sound. Who knew almonds would make a wonderful stuffing for fish? We Sephardis always did: almonds are a staple for both sweet and savory dishes. And when they are…
Tricolor Vegetable Terrine with Red Pepper Sauce Recipe
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Tricolor Vegetable Terrine with Red Pepper Sauce Recipe. White Vegetable Puree

You will create a sensation with this vegetable terrine! It will make you look like a chef without too much hard work. You will like the freedom it gives you on party day, as you can make the vegetable terrine a day or two ahead of time and…
cholent
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Cholent and all Variations Ashkenazi and Sephardi Recipe

Cholent, Dafina, Shkhina, Chamin The name just depends where you grew up. The stuff of nostalgia! And of course one region will always favor one style and one set of flavor over another, but it is still undeniably one big happy cholent family.…
brisket sweet sour sauce
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Brisket Sweet Sour Sauce Recipe

Brisket Sweet Sour Sauce Want to know just how famous it is? Every year, the expert cooking staff at Levana Restaurant showcases Passover programs in four prestigious hotels. A few years ago my son Maimon worked as one of the supervisors…
brownies
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Brownies Recipe with all the Fixings!

Brownies! Here they come! Brownies are the timeless classic, the little black dress of your dessert repertoire. I whip up my brownies at the drop of a hat: I am often asked to do just that, so I double the recipe and pour the batter into a…
Beef Bourguignon
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Boeuf Bourguignon Recipe

Spend a wonderful evening with a few French classics and some wine to go with dinner! By the way, my bourguignon is included in Joan Schwartz’s charming book, deceptively innocent, called Meat and Potatoes. My secret ingredient here is crème…