Lévana 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, The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen: Glorious Meals Pure and Simple (March 2012), 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 in The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen 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.
In addition to her native Moroccan cuisine, Lévana recipes include Indian, Italian, French and Chinese cuisine. The book includes three comprehensive indexes:
• A GENERAL INDEX, with more than 350 recipes
• A GLUTEN-FREE INDEX, with natural and delicious gluten-free adaptations of more than 250 dishes
• A PASSOVER INDEX, with more than 250 Passover-friendly recipes
Generously illustrated with beautiful full color photographs, The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen also provides valuable information about processed and packaged foods and how that affects their health quotient. She also provides informative introductions for each recipe and many have sensible adaptations, according to each cook's personal tastes and preferences. There is also an extensive chapter on eating and shopping policies.