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  • 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...

  • Katsuji Tanabe takes ‘Chopped!’

    By Rob Eshman

    August 6, 2013 | 10:19 pm

    Katsuji Tanabe is the onion of kosher chefs-- every time you think you've figured him out, you find there;'s a whole other layer.

    Tonight Katsuji held a party at the Mexican Consulate near downtown Los Angeles to screen the episode of the Food Network show, "Chopped!" on which he...

  • Olive oil poached wild salmon

    By Rob Eshman

    August 2, 2013 | 11:27 am

    Wild salmon season is here.

    That means we have hit the ethical food sweetspot, where the most sustainable overlaps with the most delicious.   Add one more circle to the Venn diagram-- it's kosher!-- and you have a Foodaism trifecta in our home.   From June to September, we eat...

  • World of Flavor

    By Rob Eshman

    July 17, 2013 | 3:22 pm

    Every two years, the Culinary Institute of America hosts its World of Flavors conference in its castle-like Napa Valley compound.

    Some of the planet’s best chefs show up, along with food purveyors from across the globe, and the endless meals, spread out in a massive hall lined...

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  • Eggplant with Mint Yogurt and Harissa Oil

    By Rob Eshman

    June 30, 2013 | 12:15 am

    Last night I made dinner for my mother's 83rd birthday.  I know my mother likes cooking for us at her home-- because mothers like being mothers.  But I like cooking for the woman who cooked for me for so many years.  

    It wasn't nearly as hot in Venice, CA as it was in the rest of...

  • Taking Leaves

    By Rob Eshman

    May 30, 2013 | 1:12 am

    For two years, from 1984-1986, I lived in Jerusalem.  I went to learn Hebrew, to work as a writer, to break up a relationship without facing the breakup.

    I had been living in San Francisco after college, typing out plays and freelance articles. I was trying my best to be a...

  • Boulettes Larder: When Cool Chefs Serve Hot Food

    By Rob Eshman

    May 24, 2013 | 12:54 am

    We didn’t know anything about Boulettes Larder when we stumbled upon it in a corner of San Francisco's Ferry Building last February. That in and of itself seems to be a faux pas in food-obsessed San Francisco, if not an actual Class B Felony.

    The counter was filled with jars of...

  • 7 Rules for Perfect Hummus

    By Rob Eshman

    May 16, 2013 | 12:18 pm

    When was the last time you opened a tub of hummus and swooned?  When was the last time a restaurant put a plate of hummus in front of you, and you said, “Oh my God.”

    Most of the hummus recipes you come across on web sites, in print, on YouTube—they’re just wrong.   Most of the...

  • Israel à la Tarte Tatin

    By Rob Eshman

    May 8, 2013 | 5:11 pm

    Restaurants have souls.

    It comes across as much in the food as in the feeling you get from being there. You don’t find it out from the advertising. Otherwise every time you ate in an Applebee’s you’d feel comfy and at home, instead of bored and dissatisfied. You don’t discover it...

  • You Got a Fast Charge

    By Rob Eshman

    April 25, 2013 | 2:36 pm

    Downtown Nissan is having a big celebration this Saturday April 27 to mark the installation of their Fast Charger.  There will be  test drives, discounts, demonstrations and a free "delicious lunch, brunch or dinner made from 100-percent organic plant-based ingredients."  If you're...

  • Oh, Jerusalem, the Cookbook [RECIPE]

    By Rob Eshman

    March 22, 2013 | 1:27 pm

    In this week's Jewish Journal, Joan Nathan reviewed Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi's beautiful cookbook, Jerusalem.  When I first got hold of the book last year, I knew the dream reviewer would be Joan.  She lived in Jerusalem decades ago, serving as an assistant to then mayor,...

  • Who is Yair Lapid? [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal

    January 22, 2013 | 4:14 pm

    Shmuel Rosner, Senior Political Editor of the Jewish Journal, speaks with Jewish Journal Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Rob Eshman about the results of the Jan. 23 Israeli election.

  • When Rabbis Attack…Sarah Silverman

    By Rob Eshman

    October 15, 2012 | 3:59 pm

    There’s a particularly nasty post cruising through the Web tubes that attacks the comedian Sarah Silverman.

    It was posted on a Jewish news Web site yesterday, but I already knew all about it.  Why?  We rejected it first.

    The writer, Rabbi Yaakov Rosenblatt, first submitted the...

  • The gift of water

    By Rob Eshman

    October 10, 2012 | 4:25 pm

    On Sept. 2, I drove to the Valley, where it was 95 degrees. I pulled my car over onto the dirt shoulder of Woodley Avenue, walked down an embankment to the Los Angeles River, slipped a kayak into the cool, deep water,  and paddled away.

    For most Angelenos, the L.A. River is a...

  • Woody Allen Film in Israel: “Certainly a Possibility”

    By JewishJournal.com

    July 13, 2012 | 12:41 pm

    Woody Allen is open to the idea of filming a future movie in Israel.

    That’s the official response from a spokesperson for Woody Allen’s publicists, who responded to an inquiry from The Jewish Journal.

    “While it is certainly a possibility at some point,” wrote Ashton Fontana of...

  • Woody Allen talks about Israel

    By Rob Eshman

    July 11, 2012 | 2:19 pm

    The Woody Allen Israel Project has created a mini-media frenzy.  My column calling for funding to have the filmmaker shoot a film in Israel—accompanied by a crowd funding campaign on jewcer.com—went viral.  The LA Times Patrick Goldstein weighed in with a particularly insightful post...

  • Heart of Syria

    By Rob Eshman

    June 6, 2012 | 2:52 pm

    In the constant argument that is Middle East politics it is very rare to achieve anything like universal agreement, but no one can begrudge what Hazem Chehabi did.

    He quit. 

    Since Chehabi resigned last week as honorary consul general of Syria in Southern California, he has...

  • The Rest of Passover Cooking- Fourth Night

    By Rob Eshman

    April 10, 2012 | 3:26 pm

    It’s coming up on Dinner #4 in the “What to Eat the Rest of Passover” series. Are we even at the hump yet?  There are still a few days of Passover left to go.  This is no time to fall back on hackey “cheese ‘n matzo pizza” recipes that pop up every time you Google “Passover...

  • The Rest of Passover—Third Night

    By Rob Eshman

    April 9, 2012 | 2:31 pm

    This week I vowed to supply you with a Passover’s worth of dinner ideas beyond the seder.

    Today’s Passover recipe comes from a rainy July night in Amsterdam.

    It was pouring, and we were hungry.  There was a café near our bed and breakfast, Inn Old Amsterdam,  in the Nieumarkt...

  • The Rest of Passover Cooking [RECIPE]

    By Rob Eshman

    April 6, 2012 | 12:34 am

    The food challenge of Passover is not the seder.  It’s the seven days that come after.

    After all, you know what to make on seder.  Torah and tradition are right there by your side, cooking: matzo, charoset, chicken or brisket, kugel if you’re Askenazi, something people actually...

  • Comfort Food [RECIPE]

    By Rob Eshman

    February 23, 2012 | 11:30 am

    Our friend Danny Brookman’s dad lingered for months, then died.

    The news came like much news does these days, in a text message. Dec. 15, 2011, 8:54 a.m.

    “Need you guys: My Dad just passed.”

    What caught me up short was the plural: you guys. I know he needed my wife, Naomi...

  • Steve Jobs, His Father and Sukkot

    By Rob Eshman

    October 10, 2011 | 3:19 pm

    Only after Steve Jobs died did I learn that his birth father is still alive.  His name is Abdulfattah John Jandali. He is 80 years old, He lives in Reno, Nevada.  And Jobs, who died last week at age 56, never spoke to him.

    That’s right: the man who devoted his life to making it...

  • Humane Kapparas

    By Rob Eshman

    October 7, 2011 | 12:09 am

    I think my wife Naomi struggles to find the good in the farm I’ve crammed onto our city lot.  Sometimes she reaches her limit—like when the goats escape and barge into the house—or when she’s trying to write or study and the chickens are clucking and the dogs are barking and...

  • Great Kosher Duck

    By Rob Eshman

    October 4, 2011 | 12:06 pm

    Over Rosh Hashanah I used meat that I bought through Kol Foods Los Angeles buying club.

    The Washington, D.C.-based company sells beef, chicken, turkey, lamb and duck that is raised on open pasture and killed according to the highest standards of humane slaughter and kashrut...

  • How to Make Gribenes[VIDEO]

    By Rob Eshman

    September 28, 2011 | 7:38 am

    Okay, I don’t know if it’s a craze exactly, but The New York Times reported this week that fried chicken skin is showing up on menus across America, from Mexican food trucks to retro Jewish haunts to swank West Village eateries.

    Foodaism has been evangelizing the Jewish take on...

  • Gratitude

    By Rob Eshman

    July 26, 2011 | 5:08 pm

    Susan Orleans gets it almost exactly right when she writes in her New Yorker blog Free Range about the simple, concrete pleasure of waking up in the morning and feeding the chickens.

    She lives out in the country now and has a few chickens.  Every morning she lugs them a bucket of...

  • Was Anders Behring Breivik Anti-Semitic?

    By Rob Eshman

    July 23, 2011 | 11:02 am

    Anders Behring Breivik is not an anti-Semite.  That’s what makes my head spin.  If the translations of his writings that I’ve read are accurate, he might even be a pro-Israel, philo-Semitic racist Nazi. 

    Go figure.

    With his atrocious massacre of over 90 innocent Norwegian...

  • The Artichoke Evangelist [RECIPE]

    By Rob Eshman

    May 13, 2011 | 12:34 am

    The evangelical impulse in foodaism is strong.  The only meat vegetarians eat is the tongue they have to bite to keep from commenting on your meal. We all want others to listen to our advice on what to eat, what’s good for you, what’s good for the planet, where the best tacos are. ...

  • Oscar Party Food

    By Rob Eshman

    February 25, 2011 | 2:56 pm

    A couple of years ago I interviewed Chef Micah Wexler, who was then working at Craft in Century City, the West Coast Tom Colicchio outpost.  It was Oscar weekend, and Wexler was tasked with making the hors d’oeuvres for Craft’s Oscar night party.  He shared them with me, and I, in...

  • Hitchens, Wolpe, Harris, Artson and the Afterlife [EXCERPTS & VIDEO]

    By Rob Eshman

    February 22, 2011 | 6:35 am

    Listen to audio from the event here: part 1 / part 2

    Last week, I took a break from all the news and cares of this life to spend a couple of hours thinking about the next one.

    My role was to serve as moderator in a discussion titled “Is There an Afterlife?” featuring two...

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