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  • Pre Passover… Tofu?

    By Rob Eshman

    March 26, 2010 | 11:45 am

    The three things I find hardest to give up on passover are pizza, beer and tofu.  Okay, mostly just beer and pizza.  Oh, and scotch.

    But this salt and pepper fried tofu, which I had for the first time last night at Hop Woo at the corner of Olympic and Sepulveda, is going to be hard... read on

  • Best Passover Entree Ever?

    By Rob Eshman

    March 25, 2010 | 11:50 am

    Just a quick post, but I didn’t want to let Passover go by without pointing out the BEST PASSOVER BRISKET RECIPE EVER.

    My neighbor Holly Wiland makes it, and wrote about it in a the September 14, 2006 issue of The Jewish Journal, and I’m reprinting here, because, trust me, it is a... read on

  • Passover Recipes

    By Rob Eshman

    March 17, 2010 | 10:08 pm

    In my cover story this week, I write about infusing Passover with the flavors of spring.  Here are those flavors:


    Gefilte Lettuce (Ceviche-Stuffed Butter Lettuce)

    Let’s fac e it.  If you grow up with jarred gefilte fish, you may eventually develop a taste for it.  After all,... read on

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  • Happy Passover, Danny DeVito

    By Rob Eshman

    March 15, 2010 | 1:27 pm

    In Barry Levinson’s 1987 movie Tin Men there’s two scenes that always struck me as getting to the emotional core of Passover. The first takes place at a bar.  Danny DeVito plays Tilley, a guy whose wife just left him for a man he loathes, and whose house and car have just been... read on

  • Saving LA, or The Front Yard Artichoke [RECIPE}

    By Rob Eshman

    March 7, 2010 | 9:07 am

    Over the weekend, I was mulling my second list—Nine Ways To Make LA an Ultimate Food City—as well as the comments it provoked, and it occurred to me that by making LA a better food city, we will make it a better city in general.  Cleaner, more prosperous, more just, more... read on

  • Friday the Rabbi Eats Tofu [RECIPE & SLIDESHOW]

    By Rob Eshman

    March 5, 2010 | 10:08 am

    In his “Off the Pulpit” e-mail column today, Rabbi David Wolpe declares his long-time vegetarianism.  Rabbi Wolpe is one of the leading rabbis in the country—an accomplished author and speaker who leads one of the major Conservative congregation in the west, Sinai Temple.  In the... read on

  • Nine Ways to Make LA the “Ultimate Food City”

    By Rob Eshman

    March 2, 2010 | 11:00 pm

    Touchy touchy.  Last week in Foodaism I dared suggest that Saveur magazine may have been overhyping things by declaring Los Angeles “The Ultimate Food City.” To read the bawling, angry, acting-out reactions to my post you’d think I called for every Yelper to be sent to bed... read on

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