Jewish Journal

Sex and the Single Chicken

By Rob Eshman

April 4, 2012 | 11:11 pm

My hens resting their cloacas on Ollie

The New York Times is late to the backyard chicken trend story, which has appeared for years in every paper from The New Yorker (three years ago) the Petersborough Examiner (4 days ago) to... read on

  • Drinking with the Booksteins

    By Rob Eshman

    March 29, 2012 | 5:09 pm

    Rabbi Yonah Bookstein and his wife Rachel stopped by our house last week bearing two perfect pre-Passover gifts.

    The first was a bottle of Shirah Wines 2009 Power to the People, a Syrah blend from Santa Barbara county grapes that The New York Jewish Week picked, out of 200 wines, as... read on

  • Frank Bruni Diets for Our Sins [RECIPE]

    By Rob Eshman

    March 26, 2012 | 4:36 pm

    Something is happening in the food world when Frank Bruni is a hijiki frond away from going full vegan.  In his Friday New York Times column, the paper’s former restaurant critic declared that due to a recent diagnosis of gout, he has completely reformed his diet.  Gone are the... read on

  • Passover at Street [RECIPE]

    By Rob Eshman

    March 21, 2012 | 4:09 pm

    STREET restaurant is offering a second night seder menu for April 7 that looks… delicious.  Not exactly sure what seder and street food have in common, except, well, the Israelites probably just had time to grab a bite before they made their hasty exodus. 

    So in that spirit,... read on

  • RFK’s Kansas Declaration

    By Rob Eshman

    March 21, 2012 | 2:32 pm

    Forty four years and two days ago, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy gave a speech at the University of Kansas that outlined his vision for America.  He had just declared his candidacy for President. Here’s what RFK said:

    If we believe that we, as Americans, are bound together by a common... read on

  • A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

    By Rob Eshman

    March 15, 2012 | 6:44 pm

    [NOTE: THE RESTAURANT REVIEWED BELOW IS NOT KOSHER. If this offends you, please don’t keep reading.  However, two points: The vast majority of Jews don’t eat at exclusively kosher restaurants, even if they follow some kosher precepts.  Second, if you are strictly kosher, reading... read on

  • Gefilte Fish Season

    By Rob Eshman

    March 13, 2012 | 1:50 pm

    How do you know it’s Spring?  The gefilte fish are running.  The news is full of stories, references and recipes to the iconic Passover food.

    This morning on the Howard Stern Show, supermodel Elle MacPherson weighed in by recounting how she hand-fed her first boyfriend gefilte fish,... read on

  • Comfort Food [RECIPE]

    By Rob Eshman

    February 23, 2012 | 11:30 am

    Our friend Danny Brookman’s dad lingered for months, then died.

    The news came like much news does these days, in a text message. Dec. 15, 2011, 8:54 a.m.

    “Need you guys: My Dad just passed.”

    What caught me up short was the plural: you guys. I know he needed my wife, Naomi... read on

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