From Publishers Weekly
Trying to prepare a dairy-free mustard sauce is no mean feat; even trickier is concocting a convincing dairy-free crème caramel, tiramisu or yogurt fruit soup. But this imaginative and beautifully-photographed cookbook contains tricks for all these recipes and more, each written in a friendly, step-by-step manner. That Cold Yogurt Fruit Soup, for instance, is a perfect summer snack: a mixture of fresh kiwis, grapes, honeydew and apples, blended with soy milk and tofu, it's good on its own, but even better, as Kirschenbaum suggests, over a scoop of sorbet. Another soup, Crème of Watercress and Asparagus has a more complicated preparation, but turns out a lovely, subtle puree of fresh vegetables and herbs. Spinach Lasagna is slightly less appealing; it's hard not to miss the milky tang of fresh mozzarella, for which tofu cream cheese is no substitute. But the author, a New York-based kosher cooking teacher and restaurateur, more than makes up for lackluster lasagna with outrageously tasty desserts, including Pistachio Halva Mousse with Maple Sauce, which turns the Middle Eastern candy into a seductive, creamy pudding, and Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars full of crunchy puffed rice; they taste great with a few spoonfuls of vanilla ice cream, and Kirschenbaum, happily, provides a wonderful dairy-free recipe for that too.
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"Levana Kirschenbaum's passionate approach and great attention to detail result in dairy-free recipes that work on every level--taste, texture, and visual appeal." -- Judith Fertig, co-author of The BBQ Queens' Big Book of Barbecue
"An absolute must have for every kitchen. Levana invites formerly forbidden foods back onto the table with elegance and flavor. . . . Not a single guest will believe they are completely dairy-free and natural." -- Alisa Fleming, founder, GoDairyFree.org
"Levana's rich international background adds so much color and flair to her recipes that you won't miss the dairy--they truly taste as good as they look!" -- Jennifer Abadi, author of A Fistful of Lentils
"Only Levana, whose intelligent hands and generous heart, could deliver such a culinary promise with so much expertise. Just wait till you try the cheesecake! It tells the whole story." -- Rozanne Gold, award-winning chef and author of the "1-2-3" cookbook series
With her recently released cookbook, "Levana Cooks Dairy Free," Kirschenbaum finds herself once again on the cutting edge of kosher cuisine. -- World Jewish Digest