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There Will Be (lamb’s) Blood

By Rob Eshman

November 4, 2015 | 3:44 pm

The night before the slaughter, the goat appeared in my dreams, crying. I awoke, startled, at 3 a.m., then tried to go back to sleep. But when I closed my... More.

  • Eat more cholent

    By Rob Eshman

    January 15, 2014 | 10:50 am

    My resolution for the New Year is to make more cholent.

    Cholent is the traditional Sabbath stew, assembled and put in the oven (or on the stove, or in... More.

  • Katsuji Tanabe takes ‘Chopped!’

    By Rob Eshman

    August 6, 2013 | 10:19 pm

    Katsuji Tanabe is the onion of kosher chefs-- every time you think you've figured him out, you find there;'s a whole other layer.

    Tonight Katsuji held... More.

  • When Benice Became Barnyard

    By Rob Eshman

    July 25, 2013 | 11:26 am

    I walked into Barnyard with a chip on my shoulder.

    Barnyard is the new Venice restaurant from Chef Jesse Barber.  It's very New Venice: farm-to-table... More.

  • Lenny’s Deli steps in to fill the Juniors void

    By Rob Eshman

    July 12, 2013 | 11:35 am

    Last night after seeing a movie at what seems to be the cultural center of West Los Angeles Jewish life — the Landmark Theatres at the Westside Pavilion... More.

  • Eggplant with Mint Yogurt and Harissa Oil

    By Rob Eshman

    June 30, 2013 | 12:15 am

    Last night I made dinner for my mother's 83rd birthday.  I know my mother likes cooking for us at her home-- because mothers like being mothers.  But I... More.

  • French Fries at Home, With Kids

    By Rob Eshman

    June 20, 2013 | 4:39 pm

    Cooking with my kids makes me ridiculously happy.  It’s unfair, really, the power they have over my moods simply by saying, Yeah, sure when I ask them... More.

  • Seltzer Man

    By Rob Eshman

    June 13, 2013 | 12:11 pm

    I think the love of seltzer is passed down from father to son.

    Seltzer, just the word "seltzer" puts a smile on my dad's face.  He will never refuse a... More.

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