Jewish Journal

Memorial Day BBQ: Beer Can Chicken

By Julie Bien

May 21, 2014 | 1:31 pm

Memorial Day means it's time to fire up the BBQ, raid the local farmer's market and crack open an ice cold beer (or soda).

This recipe for Beer Can Chicken comes from my co-worker's... read on

  • Why Ditmas Kitchen and Cocktails on Pico Will Succeed

    By Rob Eshman

    February 11, 2014 | 5:30 pm

    High-end kosher restaurants in LA last about as long as an American Idol’s singing career.

    Every few months, one arrives in a blaze of publicity and expectation—Prime Grill, La Seine, etc.— and a captive audience of people who keep kosher and are wealthy enough to drop a couple... read on

  • 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

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