Jewish Journal

  • Yom Kippur and the Lobsterman [VIDEO]

    By Rob Eshman

    September 20, 2010 | 6:03 am

    It’s not just cooking and eating food that brings you closer to God, it’s catching it too.  Even when the food is treyf.  Sam Kestenbaum, a Jewish... More.

  • Jonathan Gold and His Last Langer’s Pastrami [VIDEO]

    By Rob Eshman

    September 17, 2010 | 2:36 pm

    On the eve of Yom Kippur I came across Jonathan Gold’s latest feature in L.A. Weekly, in which he answers a reader’s query, “What kind of food would you... More.

  • Takosher Kosher Taco Truck: Bringing People Together [VIDEO]

    By Rob Eshman

    September 1, 2010 | 6:33 pm

    Yesterday I checked out Takosher, the world’s first kosher taco truck. It was parked on La Brea just north of Third, by the Trader Joes.

    I was expecting... More.

  • Shilo’s Steak and Kosher Taco

    By Rob Eshman

    August 26, 2010 | 5:10 pm

    Yesterday I had lunch with Chef Kastuji Tanabe, the Japanese-Mexican-Catholic chef at Shilo’s Steak House, a fine dining kosher restaurant in the... More.

  • Buckhorn Campground Shabbat [SLIDESHOW & VIDEO]

    By Rob Eshman

    August 5, 2010 | 2:38 pm

    It took 19 years, but I finally got my wife into a sleeping bag.

    For our entire marriage, we both accepted the fact that, “Naomi doesn’t camp.”... More.

  • A Taste of Peace [Recipe] [VIDEO]

    By Rob Eshman

    July 22, 2010 | 8:53 am

    The closest I ever got to Middle East peace was a kitchen in Napa Valley.

    It was 2008. I was at the headquarters of the Culinary Institute of America in... More.

  • 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.


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