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Israel’s Best Hummus: Naji in Abu Ghosh

By Rob Eshman

April 7, 2011 | 7:09 pm

Naji's Hummus

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... read on

  • Michal Ansky’s Favorite Restaurants in Israel

    By Rob Eshman

    April 7, 2011 | 3:46 pm

    I promised people who read my story on Michal Ansky that here on the blog they’d find a list of her favorite restaurants in Israel.  Here’s the beginning of my piece:

    Here’s the first thing you notice about Michal Ansky: She’s beautiful. Tall, with long black hair and a strong,... read on

  • Mark Bittman on Animal Rights, and Wrongs

    By Rob Eshman

    March 16, 2011 | 5:49 am

    In his column in today’s New York Times, Mark Bittman contrasts the arrest of a Brooklyn woman for cruelty to a pet hamster with the quite legal state sanctioned brutality and killing inflicted on hundreds of million of meat, egg and dairy producing animals each year.

    The hamster... read on

  • 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

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  • 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

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