Jewish Journal

  • 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.


  • The Sacrament

    By Rob Eshman

    May 25, 2010 | 4:26 pm

    Before he came to Los Angeles to die, my cousin Lloyd lived in a courtyard apartment in Oakland. He was 34. That year, the doctors diagnosed his twitchy... More.

  • How to Make Blintzes—The Movie

    By Rob Eshman

    May 14, 2010 | 12:04 pm

    Here’s the video Jay made of me making blintzes.  It has the recipes and shows the steps.  We try to keep these video short and fun.  I guarantee that if... More.

  • How to make Blintzes [VIDEO RECIPE]

    By Rob Eshman

    May 11, 2010 | 5:43 pm

    Over the weekend our Web Master and VideoJew Jay Firestone came over to our house to video me making Lemon Ricotta Blintzes for Shavuout.

    Judaism has... More.

  • The Hummus Wars

    By Rob Eshman

    May 11, 2010 | 9:52 am

    Finally there’s a Middle East war we can enjoy.

    Last January Israeli chefs cooked up a five ton plate of hummus, that otherworldly combination of... More.

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