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Nissan Leaf Fast Charger Comes to Los Angeles

By Rob Eshman

June 27, 2012 | 2:33 pm

The 480v charger at The Toy Factory

Los Angeles finally has its first fast charger for electric vehicles.

The 480-volt charger is located in the parking lot across from the Toy Factory Lofts downtown, along with a bank of... read on

  • Reading Zester Daily

    By Rob Eshman

    June 26, 2012 | 5:56 pm

    There are so many food web sites.  I would say, “Everybody and their mother has a food blog,” but in fact my mother doesn’t.  She reads mine.

    Few people doubt their own tastebuds.  Even the world’s most insecure person knows what he likes to eat.  We may doubt we are experts in... read on

  • Guess Who’s Judging The Beverly Hills Farmers Market Pie Contest?

    By Rob Eshman

    June 7, 2012 | 5:03 pm

    Last month I visited the Beverly Hills Farmers Market for the first time. This Sunday, I’m a judge in their annual “Piesta”—a pie making contest combined with a pie -eating contest and other festivities. 

    I like this market—it’s a good place.  I expected, I don’t know, upscale Bev... read on

  • The Surfing Goat of Pismo Beach [VIDEO]

    By Rob Eshman

    June 7, 2012 | 4:55 pm

    After I wrote my paean to backyard goats and the noble, friendly character of goats in general, I received something I didn’t expect—universal agreement.  Readers came out of the closet/stall/barn to tell me how their hearts, too, have been captured by these animals.  My favorite... read on

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  • Duck liver and the sixth taste

    By Rob Eshman

    June 6, 2012 | 11:49 am

    First, there were four basic tastes — sweet, salty, bitter and sour. Then we learned of a fifth, umami, whose elusive savory-ness underlies everything from Parmesan to well-aged beef to soy sauce.

    But what fascinates me these days is an even more elusive taste, a sixth sense.... read on

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