Lévana Kirschenbaum is the author of The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen: Glorious Meals Pure & Simple. For thirty two years she was co-owner of Levana Restaurant in Manhattan's Upper West Side, and a pioneer in Kosher upscale dining. She has gained countless devoted fans for her fearless, practical and nutritious approach to cooking. She has written four popular cookbooks, offers private demos, and teaches weekly cooking classes in New York City and around the country.
Glourious Meals Pure & SimpleLévana Kirschenbaum was the driving force and genius behind the gourmet, upscale, kosher dining experience. Her eponymous restaurant on New York's Upper Westside, was a favorite dining spot for thirty years. In her new, updated and revised cookbook, her Magnum Opus as she calls it, Lévana takes healthy cooking to a whole new level. You don't have to be Jewish or keep kosher to appreciate Lévana's healthy, whole foods approach to eating. The recipes prove that healthy eating never has to mean boring or bland. The hundreds of dishes she shares in the book are at once economical and easy to prepare, creating the must-have cookbook for anyone looking to create delicious, health-promoting meals.
Kosher Cooking for EveryoneFor more than 20 years, Levana Kirschenbaum has delighted New Yorkers with her bakery, restaurant, catering business, and cooking classes. Now, for the first time, she shares her kosher recipes and kitchen wisdom with home cooks everywhere. Levana's Table offers 150 recipes that are simple, nutritious, beautifully presented, and 100 percent kosher. Together these dishes form an international mosaic reflecting the author's Moroccan upbringing and other wide-ranging culinary influences and interests: French, Mediterranean, Asian, and vegetarian cooking, as well as her famous desserts, and food for holidays and entertaining.
Natural and Delicious Recipes for Your Favorite "Forbidden" Foods
If you think steering clear of dairy means giving up your favorite dishes, you’re in for a delicious surprise. In Lévana Cooks Dairy-Free!, respected restaurateur, chef, and cooking instructor Lévana Kirschenbaum offers a collection of creative and luscious recipes, made with natural dairy alternatives such as soy, rice, oat, almond, and coconut milks—all significantly leaner than their fatty dairy counterparts. Addressing the needs of the lactose-intolerant community, as well as everyone who keeps kosher, Lévana includes a wide range of both vegetarian and meat fare, from avocado cucumber soup and blueberry scones, to lasagna and ice cream. Regular cheesecake doesn’t hold a candle to hers!
and Other Funny StoriesSometimes the secret ingredient is not comestible; it is just a good story that lets you in on a party, a restaurant, an event. Levana loves to write about the many years she spent in the restaurant business, on the road on catering jobs and cooking demonstrations, teaching, cooking and entertaining. You will enjoy her stories every bit as much as you have enjoyed her cooking, and you will get an education and a good laugh in the process. Levana adds funny stories to her repertoire regularly. Happy Healthy Cooking, Eating and Reading!
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