Jewish Journal

Admony, Feniger, Wexler, Oh My

By Rob Eshman

October 22, 2013 | 3:37 pm

Einat Admony's Balaboosta

Three new events-slash-developments in the LA food world are worth putting on your calendar.  I'll list them in chronological order:

October 27. Einat Admony will cook for you

You can... read on

  • Anthony Bourdain (Finally) Goes to Israel

    By Rob Eshman

    September 24, 2013 | 11:43 am

    This week I columnized about Anthony Bourdain's visit to Israel, which aired as an episode of his "Parts Unknown" series on CNN.

    Two years ago I wrote a column in the Jewish Journal urging Bourdain, the most articulate of all the food personalities on TV, to include Israel as... read on

  • Israeli Breakfast Buffet Parfait

    By Rob Eshman

    September 24, 2013 | 8:19 am

    The Israeli Breakfast Buffet Parfait is my attempt to recreate Israel in a glass.

    The normal breakfast in an Israeli hotel is an endless buffet of fresh vegetables, pickles, olives, salted fish, fresh cheeses, boiled eggs, fresh breads, olive oil and za'atar.  I was 12 when I... read on

  • Pro-Chicken Kapparot

    By Rob Eshman

    September 13, 2013 | 12:56 pm

    Every year some stalwart traditional Jews in LA observe the Yom Kippur custom of kapparot, and every year there are completely justifiable protests and public revulsion in response.


    This year is no different.  As the Jewish Journal documented, Orthodox Jews in the Pico... read on

  • Joan Nathan Makes Her Own Couscous

    By Rob Eshman

    August 29, 2013 | 6:58 pm

    Joan Nathan is still the uber-Jewish food writer, and she proves it in a spare, original story in last Wednesday's New York Times, where she reveals the technique for making your own couscous.

    By "making your own" I'm not talking about pouring water over a bowl of couscous from... read on

  • Jews and wine: A timeline

    By Rob Eshman

    August 28, 2013 | 12:36 pm

    3000 B.C.E.

    Remains of ancient wine presses dating back 5,000 years may be found today throughout Israel, from the Galilee to the Judean Hills and the Negev Desert. Archeologists have uncovered hundreds of jars for storing and transporting wine.

    500 B.C.E.

    In... read on

  • People of the Vine: Rob Eshman talks Jews, wine and history with Jeff Morgan

    By Rob Eshman

    August 28, 2013 | 12:13 pm

    Jeff Morgan is winemaker and co-owner of Covenant Wines, based in Napa Valley, where he makes kosher wine under the Covenant, RED C and Landsman labels.

    Rob Eshman: To start, let’s put aside, for a moment, the distinction between kosher and non-kosher wine and pose a more... read on

  • Michael Israel Wins ‘Chopped!’—Now Where’s Our Restaurant??

    By Rob Eshman

    August 22, 2013 | 12:41 pm

    If L.A. has such great kosher chefs, why don’t we have at least one great kosher restaurant?

    This month,  two L.A. kosher chefs competed on separate episodes of the popular Food Network show, “Chopped!” -- and both won.  So our chefs can win national cooking competitions, but our... read on

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