August 29, 2009 | 3:59 am
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August 14, 2009 | 2:41 pm
I’ve been absolutely stupendously busy, and this blog, favorite of all my blogs, has suffered. So here’s a quick fun post, because Foodaism teaches us that you have to grab those quiet moments where and when you can.
Running between meetings three days ago, I stopped at a tiny... read on
August 12, 2009 | 3:00 am
Just when things seem to be on the verge of coming together—or a split second from spinning wildly out of control—that’s when a lot of people would turn to God and pray for strength, wisdom, guidance.
It’s not even that I don’t believe in God—it’s just that... read on
August 10, 2009 | 7:51 pm
In the Foodaism pantheon, She is as close to deity as you get.
I learned to cook by watching her shows and working my way, recipe by recipe, through The French Chef Cookbook. I was 11. I took a paperback copy with me to college, to San Francisco, to LA. When I needed comfort, I... read on
August 7, 2009 | 7:07 pm
If you read my post on how a small, quiet restaurant can be as quiet and holy a place for me as a sanctuary, you won’t be surprised that a fruit and sundries vendor at the corner of Harvard St. and James Wood (the developer, not the actor) took the idea a step farther, making his... read on
August 6, 2009 | 3:18 pm
Sue Fishkoff reports on JTA that Subway is now the largest kosher chain restaurant in the world.
This proves one thing: kosher may be at a higher ethical standard than non-kosher, but it is not at the highest ethical standard. Kosher is not as kosher as people think it is, or as... read on
August 5, 2009 | 9:23 pm
Last night, just past sunset, Naomi and I took a walk on the Venice pier. It was jammed with fishermen—men, women, kids, black, white Korean, Latino. All it needed was a velvet rope by the lifeguard station and you’d think it was the most popular club in LA.
It was a warm... read on