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The Sacrament

By Rob Eshman

May 25, 2010 | 4:26 pm

Before he came to Los Angeles to die, my cousin Lloyd lived in a courtyard apartment in Oakland. He was 34. That year, the doctors diagnosed his twitchy arm and
trippy legs as Lou... read on

  • How to Make Blintzes—The Movie

    By Rob Eshman

    May 14, 2010 | 12:04 pm

    Here’s the video Jay made of me making blintzes.  It has the recipes and shows the steps.  We try to keep these video short and fun.  I guarantee that if you watch to the end, you’ll enjoy Jay’s visual joke based on a movie that has nothing to do with Shavuout, except that once upon... read on

  • How to make Blintzes [VIDEO RECIPE]

    By Rob Eshman

    May 11, 2010 | 5:43 pm

    Over the weekend our Web Master and VideoJew Jay Firestone came over to our house to video me making Lemon Ricotta Blintzes for Shavuout.

    Judaism has developed two main ex post facto reasons why we traditionally eat dairy foods on Shavuout: because the holiday commemorates the... read on

  • The Hummus Wars

    By Rob Eshman

    May 11, 2010 | 9:52 am

    Finally there’s a Middle East war we can enjoy.

    Last January Israeli chefs cooked up a five ton plate of hummus, that otherworldly combination of garbanzo beans, tahini, garlic, lemon, salt and the secret ingredient.  The dish entered th Guiness Book of World Records as the largest.... read on

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  • Is Sushi Dead?

    By Rob Eshman

    May 7, 2010 | 1:03 am

    Tonight on my way home from a lecture I ate in a popular Japanese restaurant in West L.A. The chef/owner joined me, and we fell into talking about the state of fish.  This is a man with 30 years experience in the Japanese restaurant business in Los Angeles—sushi, bento, ramen,... read on

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