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Alex Levin

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Alex LevinAfter graduating from Yale and working in finance and event planning, Alex Levin decided to leave corporate America and attend the Culinary Institute of America to follow his passion in pastry. He then trained in New York under industry-leading pastry chefs. In the fall of 2013, Levin was tapped by Michael White to serve as Pastry Chef of DC’s Osteria Morini, and in 2015 he was promoted to Executive Pastry Chef. In 2017 he joined Schlow Restaurant Group as Executive Pastry Chef.

Challah

Recipe by Alex Levin

Challah

SAF Instant yeast can be purchased online. It is the same as rapid rise yeast, but different from active dry yeast that’s sold in supermarkets. Active dry yeast is an unreliable substitute for this recipe. If you do not have a stand mixer, scale the recipe down to two-thirds of the weight and make three loaves

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Chef Alex Levin’s Savta’s Kugel

Recipe by Alex Levin

Chef Alex Levin’s Savta’s Kugel

From Laura Kumin: Rich-tasting and not too sweet, this is the noodle pudding that chef Alex Levin’s grandmother made for several Jewish holidays as well as Sunday brunches. He tweaked the recipe and won Tzedek DC’s first celebrity chef kugel cook-off on Sept. 25. Notes: This will fit in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish (see the

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LGBTQ Festive Pride Cupcakes

Recipe by Alex Levin

LGBTQ Festive Pride Cupcakes

There’s been a lot of change in the world in the past year. A lot of difficulties and challenges lie ahead, and there is a real threat to the rights of the LGBT community. I am prepared to fight in every non-violent way that I know and use my voice in every outlet I have

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Brioche Doughnuts with Caramelized Apple Compote

Recipe by Alex Levin

Brioche Doughnuts with Caramelized Apple Compote

Every year as a kid I celebrated Chanukah with the traditions of candle lighting, traditional games, family time and feasts. My grandparents, Rabbi Judah and Martha Nadich, always hosted on the Sunday night of the holiday. They were the most amazing people, bringing happiness and joy to the community on a public level and so much love

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Apple Tart with Oat Streusel

Recipe by Alex Levin

Apple Tart with Oat Streusel

My Savta (Hebrew for grandmother) and I had an unusually close relationship growing up that was forged through the time we spent together in her kitchen cooking and baking. I have such fond memories of baking desserts with her, particularly for the holidays as she prepared bountiful feasts. One of her staples was a table

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