Jewish Journal

  • The Kosher Bacon Donut

    By Rob Eshman

    January 23, 2014 | 3:16 pm

    Harry Ben-Zvi, the founder and owner of something called The Glazed Donut Bistro, had a problem.  He opened a new donut shop, and as a strongly-identified Jew, he wanted to post a mezuzah, the ritual amulet marking the entrance to a  Jewish home or business, on his door.

    The... read on

  • 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 a crock pot) on Friday before the Sabbath, then cooked at a low temperature until Sabbath lunch.

    I made one this past Shabbat.... read on

  • The Food of Azerbaijan

    By Rob Eshman

    November 7, 2013 | 1:34 pm

    I just returned from a week-long trip to Azerbaijan, a country on the Caspian Sea.   I was there for an international conference and to see the remarkable Jewish community that has thrived there for centuries-- that's a whole other story, to come-- but of course, a person has to... read on

  • Fall Recipes: Chicken Braciole and Pomegranate-Glazed Butternut Squash [RECIPES]

    By Rob Eshman

    October 22, 2013 | 3:56 pm

    Time is too precious. A life is a moment in season. A life is one snowfall. A life is one autumn day. A life is the delicate, rapid edge of a closing door’s shadow.

    -Allan Lightman, Einstein's Dreams


    So fall comes and I move indoors and cook in pots and pans, lots of them.... read on

  • Admony, Feniger, Wexler, Oh My

    By Rob Eshman

    October 22, 2013 | 3:37 pm

    Three new events-slash-developments in the LA food world are worth putting on your calendar.  I'll list them in chronological order:

    October 27. Einat Admony will cook for you

    You can fork over $65 and join Israeli-born chef and author Einat Admony, owner of New York's... read on

  • Anthony Bourdain (Finally) Goes to Israel

    By Rob Eshman

    September 24, 2013 | 11:43 am

    This week I columnized about Anthony Bourdain's visit to Israel, which aired as an episode of his "Parts Unknown" series on CNN.

    Two years ago I wrote a column in the Jewish Journal urging Bourdain, the most articulate of all the food personalities on TV, to include Israel as... read on

  • Israeli Breakfast Buffet Parfait

    By Rob Eshman

    September 24, 2013 | 8:19 am

    The Israeli Breakfast Buffet Parfait is my attempt to recreate Israel in a glass.

    The normal breakfast in an Israeli hotel is an endless buffet of fresh vegetables, pickles, olives, salted fish, fresh cheeses, boiled eggs, fresh breads, olive oil and za'atar.  I was 12 when I... read on

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