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  • The Rest of Passover—Third Night

    By Rob Eshman

    April 9, 2012 | 2:31 pm

    This week I vowed to supply you with a Passover’s worth of dinner ideas beyond the seder.

    Today’s Passover recipe comes from a rainy July night in Amsterdam.

    It was pouring, and we were hungry.  There was a café near our bed and breakfast, Inn Old Amsterdam,  in the Nieumarkt... read on

  • The Rest of Passover Cooking [RECIPE]

    By Rob Eshman

    April 6, 2012 | 12:34 am

    The food challenge of Passover is not the seder.  It’s the seven days that come after.

    After all, you know what to make on seder.  Torah and tradition are right there by your side, cooking: matzo, charoset, chicken or brisket, kugel if you’re Askenazi, something people actually... read on

  • Sex and the Single Chicken

    By Rob Eshman

    April 4, 2012 | 11:11 pm

    The New York Times is late to the backyard chicken trend story, which has appeared for years in every paper from The New Yorker (three years ago) the Petersborough Examiner (4 days ago) to the Intermountain Jewish News (this week).  Google News lists 302 results for “backyard... read on

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  • Drinking with the Booksteins

    By Rob Eshman

    March 29, 2012 | 5:09 pm

    Rabbi Yonah Bookstein and his wife Rachel stopped by our house last week bearing two perfect pre-Passover gifts.

    The first was a bottle of Shirah Wines 2009 Power to the People, a Syrah blend from Santa Barbara county grapes that The New York Jewish Week picked, out of 200 wines, as... read on

  • Frank Bruni Diets for Our Sins [RECIPE]

    By Rob Eshman

    March 26, 2012 | 4:36 pm

    Something is happening in the food world when Frank Bruni is a hijiki frond away from going full vegan.  In his Friday New York Times column, the paper’s former restaurant critic declared that due to a recent diagnosis of gout, he has completely reformed his diet.  Gone are the... read on

  • Passover at Street [RECIPE]

    By Rob Eshman

    March 21, 2012 | 4:09 pm

    STREET restaurant is offering a second night seder menu for April 7 that looks… delicious.  Not exactly sure what seder and street food have in common, except, well, the Israelites probably just had time to grab a bite before they made their hasty exodus. 

    So in that spirit,... read on

  • RFK’s Kansas Declaration

    By Rob Eshman

    March 21, 2012 | 2:32 pm

    Forty four years and two days ago, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy gave a speech at the University of Kansas that outlined his vision for America.  He had just declared his candidacy for President. Here’s what RFK said:

    If we believe that we, as Americans, are bound together by a common... read on

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