Jewish Journal

  • Eggplant with Mint Yogurt and Harissa Oil

    By Rob Eshman

    June 30, 2013 | 12:15 am

    Last night I made dinner for my mother's 83rd birthday.  I know my mother likes cooking for us at her home-- because mothers like being mothers.  But I... More.

  • French Fries at Home, With Kids

    By Rob Eshman

    June 20, 2013 | 4:39 pm

    Cooking with my kids makes me ridiculously happy.  It’s unfair, really, the power they have over my moods simply by saying, Yeah, sure when I ask them... More.

  • Seltzer Man

    By Rob Eshman

    June 13, 2013 | 12:11 pm

    I think the love of seltzer is passed down from father to son.

    Seltzer, just the word "seltzer" puts a smile on my dad's face.  He will never refuse a... More.

  • The Word of the Day Is Knaidel

    By Rob Eshman

    May 31, 2013 | 5:58 am

    How do you spell knaidel?  M-a-t-z-o-h B-a-l-l.

    The word that 13 year-old Arvind Mahankali from Queens, NY spelled to clinch the 2013 Scripps National... More.

  • Taking Leaves

    By Rob Eshman

    May 30, 2013 | 1:12 am

    For two years, from 1984-1986, I lived in Jerusalem.  I went to learn Hebrew, to work as a writer, to break up a relationship without facing the... More.

  • Boulettes Larder: When Cool Chefs Serve Hot Food

    By Rob Eshman

    May 24, 2013 | 12:54 am

    We didn’t know anything about Boulettes Larder when we stumbled upon it in a corner of San Francisco's Ferry Building last February. That in and of... More.

  • 7 Rules for Perfect Hummus

    By Rob Eshman

    May 16, 2013 | 12:18 pm

    When was the last time you opened a tub of hummus and swooned?  When was the last time a restaurant put a plate of hummus in front of you, and you said,... More.

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