August 4, 2011 | 4:17 pm
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July 26, 2011 | 5:08 pm
July 1, 2011 | 12:33 pm
When it comes to Shabbat, I’m more of a lunch/nap Jew than a pray/sermon Jew.
I’m not anti-synagogue—some of my best friends are Jewish— but by the time Saturday rolls around, the place I most want to be is home. I spend my waking, working hours deep up the business of the... read on
June 22, 2011 | 1:54 pm
Our home is getting almost insufferably sustainable. To the artichoke farm front yard, the flock of hens and two goats in the backyard, the Prius in the driveway, I added a new 2011 all-electric Nissan Leaf. Pretty soon people are going to knock on our door looking for Ed Begley,... read on
May 13, 2011 | 12:34 am
The evangelical impulse in foodaism is strong. The only meat vegetarians eat is the tongue they have to bite to keep from commenting on your meal. We all want others to listen to our advice on what to eat, what’s good for you, what’s good for the planet, where the best tacos are. ... read on
May 11, 2011 | 4:17 pm
April 22, 2011 | 7:11 pm
The 12 days of Christmas. The 30 days of Ramadan. The 8 days of Passover. Holidays that come with built in sequels present major food challenges. All the anticipation and excitement over the special foods, the familiar smells, the favorite recipes, plummets along with your appetite... read on
April 7, 2011 | 7:09 pm
This past week in Israel I stopped in Abu Ghosh, an Arab town a few miles west of Jerusalem off Highway 1. Abu Ghosh is famous for its hummus. The Guiness World Record for the largest bowl of hummus was claimed by a chef in the town a few years back. There are several restaurants... read on