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The Ceremony Of The Table

The Ceremony Of The Table

I may be a chef, but I am also a diner. I love to entertain, and as any host, table setting is one of the most enjoyable parts when preparing a dinner party. I just love picking the china, silverware, glassware ( I love to mix them) and flowers. And then, lingering on the table(…)

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Apple Cake for Thanksgiving

Apple Cake for Thanksgiving

If you are looking for dessert ideas to make for Thanksgiving, but don’t have tons of time to invest, I have a great suggestion for you: Apple Cake. Adapted from Dorie Greenspan’s cookbook Around My French Table (she is simply amazing!), this Apple Cake is the answer to all of your dessert problems, and cravings too.(…)

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Yom Kippur and The Art of Deleting

Yom Kippur and The Art of Deleting

I was reading an interview with a writer, and suddenly I realized the importance of his opinion regarding literature with embroidery, in which you go over and over with the unnecessary ribbons and paths of words. According to him, a good writer knows how to clean the manuscript to the back bones. It’s when we(…)

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Joyful Occasion

Joyful Occasion

Last spring my daughter Bianca Laila had her Bat Mitzvah party. Between choosing dresses, buying make up, and bedazzling shoes, it was one of the most joyful occasions of my life! (If you don’t know what are bedazzled shoes, don’t worry. I didn’t know either. See on the photo) Arlene Rosenthal helped me a lot(…)

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Leticia’s Portuguese Soup on Kosher Eye

Leticia’s Portuguese Soup on Kosher Eye

  Ingredients: 2 cups bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 2 tablespoons + 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar 3 garlic cloves, finely minced 5 cups chicken stock 4 eggs 5 packed cups of fresh cilantro leaves Directions: Pre-heat the oven to 350˚F. Place the(…)

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Leticia’s Pineapple Smoothie on Extra Crispy

Leticia’s Pineapple Smoothie on Extra Crispy

Ingredients: 2 cups cubed pineapple (about ½ pineapple) ⅓ cup mint leaves 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar, to taste ½ cup water, plus more if needed Directions: Place the pineapple, mint leaves, and sugar in a blender. Add the water and blend until smooth. Serve in a highball glass over ice.

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Leticia Rolled Sausage Bread on The Daily Meal

Leticia Rolled Sausage Bread on The Daily Meal

Ingredients: 4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons (1 envelope) dry yeast 1 2/3 cups warm water 5 tablespoons olive oil 1 pound linguica, or other cured smoked pork sausage, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices Leaves of 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary Directions: Sift the flour and salt in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk(…)

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Leticia’s Feijoada on The Daily Meal

Leticia’s Feijoada on The Daily Meal

Ingredients: 8 ounces carne seca (optional) 1 pound pork shoulder, cut into 2-inch pieces 1 pound fresh pork belly, cut into 2-inch strips 3/4 pound smoked ham hock 4 ounces pancetta, cubed 11/2 pounds linguica, chorizo, or other spicy fresh sausage 1 pound dried black beans, picked and rinsed 3 tablespoons olive oil 5 garlic(…)

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El Diario NY, Lleva Brasil a Tu Mesa

El Diario NY, Lleva Brasil a Tu Mesa

ElDiarioNY July20th 2016

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Fine Cooking Magazine/ Brazilian Skirt Steak with Golden Garlic Butter Sauce

Fine Cooking Magazine/ Brazilian Skirt Steak with Golden Garlic Butter Sauce

6 medium cloves garlic Kosher salt 1-1/2 lb. skirt steak, trimmed and cut into 4 pieces Freshly ground black pepper 2 Tbs. canola oil or vegetable oil 2 oz. (4 Tbs.) unsalted butter 1 Tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley   Peel the garlic cloves and smash them with the side of a chef’s knife. Sprinkle(…)

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