Jewish Journal

The end of the farm

By Rob Eshman

June 9, 2016 | 10:01 am

Pygmy goat. Photo from Wikipedia

Four years ago, for the holiday of Shavuot, I wrote about my two pygmy goats. How I’d rescued one from a butcher shop, another from an abusive home, and... More.

  • Moroccan Candied Eggplant

    By Rob Eshman

    May 3, 2016 | 10:22 am

    My partner David Suissa returned from a family Passover in Montreal with a gift for me from his mother, Meme Suissa: berenjenitas en dulce.

    Moroccan... More.

  • Jonathan Gold on eating your entire city

    By Rob Eshman

    March 16, 2016 | 9:43 am

    The first question I asked Jonathan Gold after watching “City of Gold,” the new documentary about his life, was basically this: Did you set out to... More.

  • Kombucha lessons

    By Rob Eshman

    February 3, 2016 | 12:04 pm

    Over the winter holiday, I got really good at making kombucha.

    I did my online research, copied and pasted a basic recipe from a website called... More.

  • There Will Be (lamb’s) Blood

    By Rob Eshman

    November 4, 2015 | 3:44 pm

    The night before the slaughter, the goat appeared in my dreams, crying. I awoke, startled, at 3 a.m., then tried to go back to sleep. But when I closed... More.

  • Breaking good: recipes for the High Holy Days

    By Rob Eshman

    September 16, 2015 | 11:49 am

    By the time break fast comes along, I’m broken.

    I’ve spent 25 hours without food or water. Much of that time I’ve been in synagogue. In the morning,... More.

  • Where to Eat in Koreatown, 5776 Edition

    By Rob Eshman

    September 4, 2015 | 5:32 pm

    A couple of years ago, I posted a list of restaurants in Koreatown for the many, many people who attend High Holiday services in the neighborhood.  This... More.

  • In a pickle: Meditation on Yonah Schimmel

    By Rob Eshman

    September 3, 2015 | 1:06 pm

    I can’t help but think that the fact that I am mired squarely in middle age has a lot to do with my return to pickles. In college, I started making... More.

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