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  • Friday the Rabbi Eats Tofu [RECIPE & SLIDESHOW]

    By Rob Eshman

    March 5, 2010 | 10:08 am

    In his “Off the Pulpit” e-mail column today, Rabbi David Wolpe declares his long-time vegetarianism.  Rabbi Wolpe is one of the leading rabbis in the country—an accomplished author and speaker who leads one of the major Conservative congregation in the west, Sinai Temple.  In the... read on

  • Nine Ways to Make LA the “Ultimate Food City”

    By Rob Eshman

    March 2, 2010 | 11:00 pm

    Touchy touchy.  Last week in Foodaism I dared suggest that Saveur magazine may have been overhyping things by declaring Los Angeles “The Ultimate Food City.” To read the bawling, angry, acting-out reactions to my post you’d think I called for every Yelper to be sent to bed... read on

  • Norman Lear Finds God

    By Rob Eshman

    March 1, 2010 | 12:30 pm

    Has Norman Lear found God?  I don’t mean, has the television pioneer become religious, I mean: maybe the guy has really uncovered Who and What God is.

    I read his blog on Huffington Post and kept hearing a little voice saying, “Yeah, yeah,” and then realized that little voice was my... read on

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  • 10 Reasons Saveur Magazine Is Wrong

    By Rob Eshman

    February 21, 2010 | 11:09 pm

    Saveur magazine’s March issue is devoted to Los Angeles.  But is it a little too devoted?

    The best food journalism—like the best journalism—  describes its subjects fully, both the positives and negatives.  This package, written by some of our finest food writers, is edited to... read on

  • International cooking and local mingling with Birthright Israel Next [RECIPE]

    By Jay Firestone

    February 18, 2010 | 5:10 pm

    In my family, women have historically dominated the kitchens.  My grandmother is an extraordinary baker.  My mother is a wiz at Shabbas meals. My oldest sister is the most phenomenal pastry chef I have ever encountered.  And my other sister is a serious force on the grill.

    But just... read on

  • Be Vewy Vewy Quiet

    By Rob Eshman

    February 17, 2010 | 4:01 pm

    We are wild, we are violent, we devour, defile, despise and destroy: that is man, unplugged.

    There’s a theory that religion developed to tame the beast.  By channelling mans natural impulses into positive forces that build and sustain society, religion keeps every human group from... read on

  • Guest Blogger: A Sustainable Deli?

    By Rob Eshman

    February 10, 2010 | 6:58 pm

    In 1984 I moved to Israel and lived there for two years.  One of the first people I met was an aspiring journalist named Ilana DeBare.  We worked on stories, met some of the same mildly shady Old City characters, hung out, and then eventually Ilana went back to the States for J... read on

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