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Tiny Smelly Fish

By Rob Eshman

August 5, 2009 | 9:23 pm

A non-Saveur quality image of my grape-leaf wrapped grilled sardines

Last night, just past sunset, Naomi and I took a walk on the Venice pier.  It was jammed with fishermen—men, women, kids, black, white Korean, Latino. All it... More.

  • My Backyard Chicken Craze

    By Rob Eshman

    August 4, 2009 | 9:05 pm

    The New York Times finally got around to writing about the backyard chicken- raising craze, which makes it official: there’s a backyard chicken-raising... More.

  • The Young Married Man and the Sea

    By Rob Eshman

    August 4, 2009 | 1:28 am

    My wife woke up on the first morning of our honeymoon, turned to my
    side of the bed, and I was gone.

    That’s what they call a sign.

    We were staying at... More.

  • Los Angeles: BEST DELI TOWN

    By Rob Eshman

    July 24, 2009 | 7:03 pm

    I just got a peek inside David Sax’s new book, “Save the Deli,“ due out Oct. 19, and can report that it is official: L.A. is the best deli city in... More.

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  • Shtiebels with Coffee

    By Rob Eshman

    July 24, 2009 | 6:15 pm

    A shteibel is a small neighborhood synagogue.  You pronounce it to rhyme with “Weeble”—it’s as cozy and cute. Every religion has its shteibel.  Walk the... More.

  • Good As (Jonathan) Gold

    By Rob Eshman

    July 23, 2009 | 8:56 pm

    I give myself credit for very little in this world, but I will take it for discovering Jonathan Gold before the Pulitzer committee did.

    Gold is The L.A.... More.

  • Food Section Meditations

    By Rob Eshman

    July 22, 2009 | 7:09 pm

    Wednesday is Food Section day—one of the holiest days of the week.

    For me the observance of Food Section day began in 1982, when I graduated college and... More.

  • God and the Gastrosexual

    By Rob Eshman

    July 20, 2009 | 5:10 pm

    I learned a new word this week: gastrosexual. That’s a straight man whose knowledge of food and proficiency in the kitchen makes him attractive to... More.

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