Jewish Journal

Big Men

By Rob Eshman

November 5, 2009 | 7:24 pm

Beautiful and talented Dana Goodyear has a portrait of favorite living food writer Jonathan Gold in this week’s New Yorker.  You know you’ve arrived when they... More.

  • Pico Kosher Deli, Part 2 [SLIDESHOW]

    By Rob Eshman

    October 30, 2009 | 4:00 pm

    In the wake of the Great Deli Cover of 2009, I had a lunch meeting at Pico Kosher deli, which I had reviewed in a blog post yesterday.

    I met Rabbi... More.

  • Pico Kosher deli

    By Rob Eshman

    October 27, 2009 | 7:03 pm

    Last week The Jewish Journal featured an excerpt from David Sax’s new book, “Save the Deli.”  Sax did a worldwide tour of delis, at great expense to his... More.

  • Man-o-Man-o-Sephardic

    By Rob Eshman

    October 22, 2009 | 7:56 pm

    Food crosses boundaries.  We all have appetites, we all have a genetic compulsion to look at what’s on someone else’s plate, and most of us are willing to... More.

  • Meditations on a Goat

    By Rob Eshman

    October 20, 2009 | 6:45 pm

    I’ve never been a sit-still meditator.  I tried it once when I was 23 and living in San Francisco and trying things.  One week I read Ram Dass and that... More.

  • The Crush [SLIDESHOW + RECIPE]

    By Rob Eshman

    October 19, 2009 | 4:42 pm

    Find more photos like this on EveryJew.com

    Last weekend I noticed that the pomegranates that I had been waiting all year to ripen were now overripe.... More.

  • What Happens in the Sukkah….

    By Rob Eshman

    October 5, 2009 | 12:18 pm

    In her sermon on Friday night, Naomi talked about Sukkot. She said the rabbis called the holiday, “The time of our happiness,” and command us to be... More.

  • Sukkot for All

    By Rob Eshman

    October 2, 2009 | 9:25 pm

    Last year at this time we were sitting in our Sukkah with a few friends when one of them said, “Why isn’t Sukkot everyone’s holiday?”

    I remember... More.

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