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Gazans for Sweets

By Rob Eshman

June 10, 2010 | 3:32 pm

Interviewed by Ethan Bronner of The New York Times, a Gaza sweets manufacturer had Foodaism’s quote of the week:

I can’t get cocoa powder, I can’t get malt, I can’t get shortening or syrup or wrapping material or boxes,” said Mohammed Telbani, the head of Al Awda, a cookie and ice cream factory in the central town of Deir al Balah. “I don’t like Hamas, and I don’t like Fatah. All I want is to make food.

 

  • The Sacrament

    By Rob Eshman

    May 25, 2010 | 4:26 pm

    Before he came to Los Angeles to die, my cousin Lloyd lived in a courtyard apartment in Oakland. He was 34. That year, the doctors diagnosed his twitchy arm and
    trippy legs as Lou Gehrig’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). He saw a specialist at UC San Francisco who... read on

  • How to Make Blintzes—The Movie

    By Rob Eshman

    May 14, 2010 | 12:04 pm

    Here’s the video Jay made of me making blintzes.  It has the recipes and shows the steps.  We try to keep these video short and fun.  I guarantee that if you watch to the end, you’ll enjoy Jay’s visual joke based on a movie that has nothing to do with Shavuout, except that once upon... read on

  • How to make Blintzes [VIDEO RECIPE]

    By Rob Eshman

    May 11, 2010 | 5:43 pm

    Over the weekend our Web Master and VideoJew Jay Firestone came over to our house to video me making Lemon Ricotta Blintzes for Shavuout.

    Judaism has developed two main ex post facto reasons why we traditionally eat dairy foods on Shavuout: because the holiday commemorates the... read on

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  • The Hummus Wars

    By Rob Eshman

    May 11, 2010 | 9:52 am

    Finally there’s a Middle East war we can enjoy.

    Last January Israeli chefs cooked up a five ton plate of hummus, that otherworldly combination of garbanzo beans, tahini, garlic, lemon, salt and the secret ingredient.  The dish entered th Guiness Book of World Records as the largest.... read on

  • Is Sushi Dead?

    By Rob Eshman

    May 7, 2010 | 1:03 am

    Tonight on my way home from a lecture I ate in a popular Japanese restaurant in West L.A. The chef/owner joined me, and we fell into talking about the state of fish.  This is a man with 30 years experience in the Japanese restaurant business in Los Angeles—sushi, bento, ramen,... read on

  • Rob on “Good Food”

    By Rob Eshman

    April 29, 2010 | 1:13 pm

    What better way to spend a bit your Saturday than listening to “GOOD FOOD” with EVAN KLEIMAN on KCRW, this Saturday at 11 am?

    This Saturday, I’ll be one of Evan’s guests, talking about ways to make LA food culture better.

    You can also hear a live stream online at www.kcrw.com; podcasts/on-demand/web videos at www.kcrw.com/goodfood

  • Santa Monica Farmers Temple… I mean Market

    By Rob Eshman

    April 21, 2010 | 6:24 pm

    So I walked through the Santa Monica Farmers Market this morning before it opened.  Officially they can’t sell before the opening blast, but they will, they do.  I just bought some ramps and some tangerines for the office, but really, I went because it is a breathtaking place to be... read on

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