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  • Gratitude

    By Rob Eshman

    July 26, 2011 | 5:08 pm

    Susan Orleans gets it almost exactly right when she writes in her New Yorker blog Free Range about the simple, concrete pleasure of waking up in the morning and feeding the chickens.

    She lives out in the country now and has a few chickens.  Every morning she lugs them a bucket of... read on

  • The Sabbath Lunch Savior

    By Rob Eshman

    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

  • A New Leaf [RECIPES]

    By Rob Eshman

    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

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  • The Artichoke Evangelist [RECIPE]

    By Rob Eshman

    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

  • SinoSoul’s Tony Chen Names Foodaism a Favorite Blog

    By Rob Eshman

    May 11, 2011 | 4:17 pm

    Thanks to Tony Chen, the hard-hitting maven at SinoSoul, for shouting out to Foodaism at CitysBest.com.  Here’s what Tony answered when asked what blogs he likes:

    What food blogs do you read and why?

    I’ve stopped reading “amateur food blogs.” I read, like, the Vanity Fair or the... read on

  • Keeping Passover Fresh

    By Rob Eshman

    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

  • Israel’s Best Hummus: Naji in Abu Ghosh

    By Rob Eshman

    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

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