Jewish Journal

What Am I?

By Rob Eshman

January 28, 2010 | 7:53 pm

Afshan's Chicken Koubideh

What am I?

Isn’t that the question any religion worth its holy water forces its believers to confront. 

Food begs the question too.  As Michael Pollan... More.

  • Redefining Deli at Saul’s

    By Rob Eshman

    January 27, 2010 | 8:32 pm

    Here’s an event worth attending—hopefully we’ll be able to get a reporter to cover it.

    On Feb. 9, a group of leading food writers and activists will... More.

  • Kingsolver v. Safran Foer [RECIPE]

    By Rob Eshman

    January 26, 2010 | 6:14 pm

    Barbara Kingsolver thinks Jonathan Safan Foer is an idiot.

    She doesn’t say it, at least not directly, but that’s the inevitable takeaway from first... More.

  • The Joy of Skin [VIDEO]

    By Rob Eshman

    January 26, 2010 | 1:51 pm

    Here’s my Jan. 24 column in The Jewish Journal, “The Joy of Skin” plus a great How To video made by none other than Adi Eshman…..

    Whatever happened to... More.

  • Holy Knishes

    By Rob Eshman

    January 8, 2010 | 4:28 pm

    Last week in New York we ate at Yonah Schimmel’s Knishes on Houston Street in the Lower East Side. My friend Chuck first took me there in 1981.  Chuck... More.

  • The Omnivore’s Curse [Recipe & Photos Included]

    By Rob Eshman

    January 7, 2010 | 6:16 pm

    So I’ve read Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation and Michael Pollan’s Omnivore Dilemma and In Defense of Food.  I read four new books about... More.

  • Opus Capri

    By Rob Eshman

    December 22, 2009 | 6:09 pm

    In Philly I step into Di Bruni’s, on Chestnut.  Everyone but me has evidently heard of this place, a Zabars-on-the Schuykill stuffed with hundreds of... More.

  • Latkes Without end, Amen

    By Rob Eshman

    December 11, 2009 | 3:21 pm

    A few years back I wrote a story about cooking latkes for my wife’s then-congregation.  In the spirit of the holiday, here it is:


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