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  • Top Ten Cooking Shows of All Time

    By Rob Eshman

    March 15, 2011 | 5:00 pm

    To quote myself, television is littered with lousy food shows.  When I was writing a column about Anthony Bourdain and No Reservations, I decided to make a list of my favorite cooking and food shows of all time.  Here it is:

    1.  The French Chef with Julia Child

    As did many... read on

  • Anthony Bourdain: Visit Israel Already

    By Rob Eshman

    March 15, 2011 | 4:50 pm

    Television is littered with lousy food shows. I know I risk sounding like some grumpy old coot wondering whatever happened to Jack Paar, but I do wonder what the spirit of the great Julia Child would make of the utter mediocrity, the sheer lack of aspiration, the game show approach... read on

  • Oscar Party Food

    By Rob Eshman

    February 25, 2011 | 2:56 pm

    A couple of years ago I interviewed Chef Micah Wexler, who was then working at Craft in Century City, the West Coast Tom Colicchio outpost.  It was Oscar weekend, and Wexler was tasked with making the hors d’oeuvres for Craft’s Oscar night party.  He shared them with me, and I, in... read on

  • Yes, the McFalafel

    By Rob Eshman

    February 8, 2011 | 12:24 pm

    It can only be good that McDonalds in Israel is now featuring the McFalafel, a fast food version of the ubiquitous Israeli snack food. In today’s Haaretz, there’s a long story by Tracy Levy on the McFalafel, but here’s what you want to know: how’s it taste:

    Then we braced ourselves... read on

  • Free Egypt, Eat Ful

    By Rob Eshman

    January 28, 2011 | 12:34 pm

    Here’s one little clue I had that the uprising in Egypt had legs. What started as a street protest now looks like it may become a revolution.  Back on Tuesday morning, when the first Tweets started coming out of Cairo, one in particular caught my eye:

    Fast food shops around Tahir... read on

  • Fireplace Cooking [RECIPE + PHOTOS]

    By Rob Eshman

    January 20, 2011 | 2:06 pm

    This was my column in today’s Foodaism.  Photos to follow.  Yes, I know you can buy fancy steel inserts for your fireplace, such as the Tuscan Grill.  In my recipes I just set a cast iron skillet or grill on top of the existing grates or the embers.  This isn’t a... read on

  • French Jewish Cooking With Joan Nathan [VIDEO]

    By Rob Eshman

    January 7, 2011 | 9:53 am

    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 Los Angeles, and I want to speak with you about your new cookbook. I think you should know that... read on

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