Jewish Journal

French Jewish Cooking With Joan Nathan [VIDEO]

By Rob Eshman

January 7, 2011 | 9:53 am

Me, Joan Nathan, and some killer choucroute

The first time I ever spoke to Joan Nathan, it was by telephone, and I wrote out for myself what I wanted to say to her: “Hello, Ms. Nathan, this is Rob Eshman with The Jewish Journal in... read on

  • How They Make Extra Virgin Olive Oil [VIDEO]

    By Rob Eshman

    December 3, 2010 | 4:24 pm

    Thanksgiving Weekend 2010 we stopped on the drive from San Francisco to L.A. at Pasolivo Olive Oil Company in Paso Robles, CA.  It so happened they were picking and pressing the first crush of extra virgin olive oil at the moment we arrived. It’s made from Italian varietals including... read on

  • The Double Down Latke Sandwich [VIDEO and RECIPE]

    By Rob Eshman

    November 18, 2010 | 11:09 pm

    Our former Web Editor Jay Firestone was coming over last Sunday to shoot a Foodaism “How to Make Latkes Video.”  Neither one of us was overly excited about the prospect.  There are a lot of latke how to videos on the Web by now,  and I’d already written and posted my magnum latke... read on

  • No Recipe Thanksgiving Turkey

    By Rob Eshman

    November 12, 2010 | 5:10 pm

    Seven years ago, my wife wrote an entire book about praying to God without using formal prayers.

    I’m the same way, but with recipes.

    I love reading recipes, I collect cookbooks, I enjoy food magazines—but they all serve more for inspiration than instruction. I learned to cook... read on

  • Terra Madre 2010: Closing Day Questions

    By Rob Eshman

    October 24, 2010 | 6:37 pm

    I’m trying to wrap my head around Slow Food’s Terra Madre 2010 and Salone del Gusto conferences that drew to a close in Turin, Italy tonight.  I came not knowing what to expect—I just had a sense this was the place to be for someone who cares about these issues. 

    What I take... read on

  • Chefs for Peace in Torino [SLIDESHOW]

    By Rob Eshman

    October 24, 2010 | 2:28 am

    Middle East peace might be dead in the water between Jerusalem and Ramallah, but it’s alive and well—and delicious—in Turin, Italy.

    Last evening, Oct. 24, five chefs, two Arab Israelis, three Israeli Jews, prepared a five course meal for sixty guests at the Le Meridien Art +... read on

  • Kosher, Free-Range Turkey for Thanksgiving

    By Rob Eshman

    October 22, 2010 | 11:27 am

    If you will it, it is no dream, Herzl said.

    And so:  Starting this year, people who care about the way their meat is raised, and the ay it tastes, can finally, easily, get natural, humanely-raised Heritage breed kosher turkey in Los Angeles.

    KOL Foods, an East coast company that... read on

  • Terra Madre 2010: Opening Day [SLIDESHOW]

    By Rob Eshman

    October 21, 2010 | 5:26 pm

    The Tierra Madre 2010 conference started Thursday in Turin, Italy, and I am lucky enough to be here—in Turin—attending.

    Some 6000 people from 161 countries attend this massive, biennial conference to discuss a sane, sustainable approach to food, to sample the fruits of that... read on

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