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Restaurant Review: Superba Snack Bar

By Rob Eshman

August 14, 2012 | 11:11 pm

Roasted Watermelon & Burrata

Say you want to go home and eat, but you don’t want to go home.  You want to eat the kind of food you’d make yourself, if you had the day to buy it, think it over, cook it, invite some... read on

  • Kosher WHAT?

    By Rob Eshman

    July 18, 2012 | 5:01 pm

    Last week, we launched our newest blog at jewishjournal.com. It’s called “Kosher Bacon.”

    Just about everyone who hears the name is offended by it. They assume we’re being cheeky just for the sake of provocation. After all, would we call a funeral blog “Shivah Me Timbers”? Would we... read on

  • Nissan Leaf Fast Charger Comes to Los Angeles

    By Rob Eshman

    June 27, 2012 | 2:33 pm

    Los Angeles finally has its first fast charger for electric vehicles.

    The 480-volt charger is located in the parking lot across from the Toy Factory Lofts downtown, along with a bank of ten 220-volt chargers. 

    For Nissan Leaf drivers like me—and Tesla drivers like Arnold... read on

  • Reading Zester Daily

    By Rob Eshman

    June 26, 2012 | 5:56 pm

    There are so many food web sites.  I would say, “Everybody and their mother has a food blog,” but in fact my mother doesn’t.  She reads mine.

    Few people doubt their own tastebuds.  Even the world’s most insecure person knows what he likes to eat.  We may doubt we are experts in... read on

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  • Guess Who’s Judging The Beverly Hills Farmers Market Pie Contest?

    By Rob Eshman

    June 7, 2012 | 5:03 pm

    Last month I visited the Beverly Hills Farmers Market for the first time. This Sunday, I’m a judge in their annual “Piesta”—a pie making contest combined with a pie -eating contest and other festivities. 

    I like this market—it’s a good place.  I expected, I don’t know, upscale Bev... read on

  • The Surfing Goat of Pismo Beach [VIDEO]

    By Rob Eshman

    June 7, 2012 | 4:55 pm

    After I wrote my paean to backyard goats and the noble, friendly character of goats in general, I received something I didn’t expect—universal agreement.  Readers came out of the closet/stall/barn to tell me how their hearts, too, have been captured by these animals.  My favorite... read on

  • Duck liver and the sixth taste

    By Rob Eshman

    June 6, 2012 | 11:49 am

    First, there were four basic tastes — sweet, salty, bitter and sour. Then we learned of a fifth, umami, whose elusive savory-ness underlies everything from Parmesan to well-aged beef to soy sauce.

    But what fascinates me these days is an even more elusive taste, a sixth sense.... read on

  • Foodaism’s Berlin Restaurant Guide

    By Rob Eshman

    May 31, 2012 | 12:41 pm

    I was at a banquet for the USC Shoah Visual History Foundation a few weeks ago.  Phil Rosenthal, the creator of Everybody Loves Raymond, was the MC.  He killed—mostly by contrasting the sumptuous surroundings—the Four Seasons—and the lavish food, with the fact that we were all... read on

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