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  • Why I Love Venice, or, The Perfect Shabbat [SLIDESHOW]

    By Rob Eshman

    October 29, 2011 | 5:39 pm

    Wake up.

    Feed the dogs, goats and chickens.

    Collect the eggs.

    Yerba Mate.

    Melanie Murez swings by to drop off the pumpkin we entered in the Venice Farmers Market Giant Pumpkin Contest.

    The winning pumpkin, thank you.

    Noa and I take the dogs for a walk on the canals.  We pop... read on

  • How to Stuff a Pumpkin [RECIPE]

    By Rob Eshman

    October 28, 2011 | 7:03 pm

    Every year I devote more garden space than I should to my Ahab-esque quest to capture one simple prize: Biggest Pumpkin at the Venice Farmers Market.

    I avoid ornamental plants and flowers whenever possible. If you can’t eat it, what’s the point? But I seem to make an... read on

  • Good meats

    By Rob Eshman

    October 19, 2011 | 4:14 pm

    Over the High Holy Days, I used meat that I bought through KOL Foods Los Angeles buying club.

    The Washington, D.C.-based company sells beef, chicken, turkey, lamb and duck that is raised on open pastures and killed according to the highest standards of humane slaughter and kashrut... read on

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  • When Life Gives You Chard Ribs [RECIPES]

    By Rob Eshman

    October 17, 2011 | 5:32 pm

    This is a recipe the world desperately needs.  We all know that the more green leafy vegetables we can stuff down our throats the better.  Kale, collard greens, dandelion, chard—They have vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and, by the way, flavor.  Prepared well, they taste like... read on

  • Bono Does Sukkot

    By Rob Eshman

    October 12, 2011 | 3:57 pm

    Two words you don’t often see in the same sentence: Bono and Sukkot.

    But the rocker/activist’s ONE advocacy group, which fights poverty in the Horn of Africa, released a PDF booklet yesterday that links the desperate situation in Africa with the ancient Jewish holiday.

    On... read on

  • A Very Korean Sukkot [VIDEO + RECIPE]

    By Rob Eshman

    October 12, 2011 | 3:11 pm

    Last year, just before the High Holidays, a producer from TVK24,  Korean Broadcasting emailed me asking if I knew someone whom they could interview for a series about food and tradition in Jewish culture.

    Yes, I said, me.

    Jisung Bahng asked if she could film me in my kitchen.  I... read on

  • Steve Jobs, His Father and Sukkot

    By Rob Eshman

    October 10, 2011 | 3:19 pm

    Only after Steve Jobs died did I learn that his birth father is still alive.  His name is Abdulfattah John Jandali. He is 80 years old, He lives in Reno, Nevada.  And Jobs, who died last week at age 56, never spoke to him.

    That’s right: the man who devoted his life to making it... read on

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