Jewish Journal

Best Passover Entree Ever?

By Rob Eshman

March 25, 2010 | 11:50 am

Just a quick post, but I didn’t want to let Passover go by without pointing out the BEST PASSOVER BRISKET RECIPE EVER.

My neighbor Holly Wiland makes it, and wrote about it in a the... read on

  • Passover Recipes

    By Rob Eshman

    March 17, 2010 | 10:08 pm

    In my cover story this week, I write about infusing Passover with the flavors of spring.  Here are those flavors:

    Gefilte Lettuce (Ceviche-Stuffed Butter Lettuce)

    Let’s fac e it.  If you grow up with jarred gefilte fish, you may eventually develop a taste for it.  After all,... read on

  • Happy Passover, Danny DeVito

    By Rob Eshman

    March 15, 2010 | 1:27 pm

    In Barry Levinson’s 1987 movie Tin Men there’s two scenes that always struck me as getting to the emotional core of Passover. The first takes place at a bar.  Danny DeVito plays Tilley, a guy whose wife just left him for a man he loathes, and whose house and car have just been... read on

  • Saving LA, or The Front Yard Artichoke [RECIPE}

    By Rob Eshman

    March 7, 2010 | 9:07 am

    Over the weekend, I was mulling my second list—Nine Ways To Make LA an Ultimate Food City—as well as the comments it provoked, and it occurred to me that by making LA a better food city, we will make it a better city in general.  Cleaner, more prosperous, more just, more... read on

  • 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

  • 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

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