Lev­ana Cooks Dairy-Free: Nat­ur­al and Deli­cious Recipes for Your Favorite For­bid­den” Foods

Lev­ana Kirschen­baum; Men­achem Adel­man and Meir Pil­skin, photos.
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By – January 9, 2012
Lévana Kirschen­baum, a well-known restau­rant own­er and cook­ing teacher who was born and raised in Moroc­co, is the author of sev­er­al kosher cook­books. This one will be great­ly appre­ci­at­ed by both the lac­tose-intol­er­ant and those who keep kosher because it makes many pre­vi­ous­ly for­bid­den dish­es avail­able. By using alter­na­tives such as soy, rice, oat, coconut, and almond milks as well as tofu-based dairy replace­ments, she cre­ates a wide range of tasty dish­es that are also low­er in fat. The book includes break­fast and brunch dish­es such as smooth­ies, muffins, and crepes; soups; main cours­es; desserts; dips and spread; and drinks. Tilapia stuffed with spinach and pine nuts, tiramisu, iced mocha, red pear but­ter, and roast­ed toma­to soup are a few of the delec­table, inter­na­tion­al recipes includ­ed. A met­ric con­ver­sion chart will help cooks in need of equiv­a­lents. Illustrations.
Bar­bara M. Bibel is a librar­i­an at the Oak­land Pub­lic Library in Oak­land, CA; and at Con­gre­ga­tion Netiv­ot Shalom, Berke­ley, CA.

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