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Flavor versus Taste

By Hava Volterra

June 19, 2014 | 2:39 pm

I recently attended a talk at UCLA about our perception of food. At the entrance we were all given little bags of jelly beans of different flavors for what... More.

  • Fantastic Tagines - Recipe Included

    By Hava Volterra

    February 14, 2014 | 2:51 pm

    I recently traveled to Morocco – a culinary destination that had fascinated me for years - and it did not disappoint.  The food, whether at small street... More.

  • Pumpkin, Raisin, and Pinenut Sufganiot – An Italian Jewish Hanukkah Treat (Recipe Included)

    By Hava Volterra

    November 26, 2013 | 2:44 pm

    Latkes, like bagels and kugel, are one of those foods that we think of as being quintessentially Jewish, when in fact they’re probably best described as... More.

  • On Salt

    By Hava Volterra

    October 9, 2013 | 3:52 pm

    Salt is the most important spice in the kitchen, and also the most fraught.   The most important, because without it, virtually any dish will taste... More.

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  • The Greatness of Cauliflower

    By Hava Volterra

    June 21, 2013 | 6:27 pm

    I recently read a comment from cookbook author Yotam Ottolenghi saying that he considers cauliflower an under-appreciated vegetable, and is focused on... More.

  • My Favorite Cookbooks

    By Hava Volterra

    May 30, 2013 | 10:29 am

    My Favorite Cookbooks

    I get my recipes from many sources - my mother, family, friends, the internet.  But my most consistent and most reliable source... More.

  • What is a Mediterranean Diet?

    By Hava Volterra

    May 9, 2013 | 6:43 am

    As someone that grew up in the Middle East, and counts herself as somewhat of an expert on Mediterranean cuisine, I’m at once thrilled, bemused, and... More.

  • On olive oil

    By Hava Volterra

    April 26, 2013 | 11:15 am

    My father, who grew up in Ancona, a small Italian port town about 200 miles south of Venice, once told about his first encounter with “other” types of... More.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Hava is the chef and owner of Hava’s Kitchen www.havaskitchen.com, an online, subscription-based home food delivery service that provides French, Italian and Mediterranean...

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