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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • When Benice Became Barnyard

    By Rob Eshman

    July 25, 2013 | 11:26 am

    I walked into Barnyard with a chip on my shoulder.

    Barnyard is the new Venice restaurant from Chef Jesse Barber.  It's very New Venice: farm-to-table food, hot chef with even hotter resume (Tasting Kitchen, French Laundry), local beers, wines that appear on no wine Apps, and of...

  • 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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  • Lenny’s Deli steps in to fill the Juniors void

    By Rob Eshman

    July 12, 2013 | 11:35 am

    Last night after seeing a movie at what seems to be the cultural center of West Los Angeles Jewish life — the Landmark Theatres at the Westside Pavilion — we walked over to the new Lenny's Deli.

    Lenny's filled the void left by Juniors — and I'm talking about a literal void....

  • 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,...

  • Kosher WHAT?

    By Rob Eshman

    July 18, 2012 | 5:11 pm

    Last week, we launched our newest blog at jewishjournal.com. It’s called “Kosher Bacon.”

    Just about everyone who hears the name is offended by it. They assume we’re being cheeky just for the sake of provocation. After all, would we call a funeral blog “Shivah Me...

  • Kosher WHAT?

    By Rob Eshman

    July 18, 2012 | 5:01 pm

    Last week, we launched our newest blog at jewishjournal.com. It’s called “Kosher Bacon.”

    Just about everyone who hears the name is offended by it. They assume we’re being cheeky just for the sake of provocation. After all, would we call a funeral blog “Shivah Me Timbers”? Would we...

  • 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 goat herd: A story of chevre, Shavuot and backyard goats [RECIPE]

    By Rob Eshman

    May 17, 2012 | 12:24 pm

    The most common question people ask when they visit our home is: “Why the goats?”

    We live in the city. A few houses west of us, four lanes of Lincoln Boulevard traffic roar past day and night. Planes from cursed Santa Monica Airport buzz overhead. And on any given night,...

  • Lemon Verbena

    By Rob Eshman

    April 25, 2012 | 12:14 pm

    When I was in my mid-20s, I fought a long, messy and entirely internal struggle over whether to move to Israel.

    Many young Jews living in the Diaspora — more than you think — face this choice. We spend some time there, either as part of an organized program, or, as I did, on our...

  • The Rest of Passover - Sixth Night [RECIPE]

    By Rob Eshman

    April 12, 2012 | 3:23 pm

    What, you’re thinking, STILL no bread?  No pasta?  No BEER!!!  Yes, Passover continues until Saturday evening.  Because the rule of thumb on Jewish holidays is to take something fun and exciting and do it over and over and over until you say, “Dayenu!”  Which is Hebrew for...

  • The Rest of Passover—Fifth Night [RECIPE]

    By Rob Eshman

    April 11, 2012 | 4:46 pm

    When you’re searching for how to create dinners during Passover that avoid all the no’s, you can’t go wrong sticking to vegetables, fruit, fish and meat—and that leaves a lot of possibilities.

    Today’s menu is as simple as a trip through the Farmer’s Market.  Spring means fresh...

  • 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...

  • Frank Bruni Diets for Our Sins [RECIPE]

    By Rob Eshman

    March 26, 2012 | 4:36 pm

    Something is happening in the food world when Frank Bruni is a hijiki frond away from going full vegan.  In his Friday New York Times column, the paper’s former restaurant critic declared that due to a recent diagnosis of gout, he has completely reformed his diet.  Gone are the...

  • Passover at Street [RECIPE]

    By Rob Eshman

    March 21, 2012 | 4:09 pm

    STREET restaurant is offering a second night seder menu for April 7 that looks… delicious.  Not exactly sure what seder and street food have in common, except, well, the Israelites probably just had time to grab a bite before they made their hasty exodus. 

    So in that spirit,...

  • RFK’s Kansas Declaration

    By Rob Eshman

    March 21, 2012 | 2:32 pm

    Forty four years and two days ago, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy gave a speech at the University of Kansas that outlined his vision for America.  He had just declared his candidacy for President. Here’s what RFK said:

    If we believe that we, as Americans, are bound together by a common...

  • A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

    By Rob Eshman

    March 15, 2012 | 6:44 pm

    [NOTE: THE RESTAURANT REVIEWED BELOW IS NOT KOSHER. If this offends you, please don’t keep reading.  However, two points: The vast majority of Jews don’t eat at exclusively kosher restaurants, even if they follow some kosher precepts.  Second, if you are strictly kosher, reading...

  • Gefilte Fish Season

    By Rob Eshman

    March 13, 2012 | 1:50 pm

    How do you know it’s Spring?  The gefilte fish are running.  The news is full of stories, references and recipes to the iconic Passover food.

    This morning on the Howard Stern Show, supermodel Elle MacPherson weighed in by recounting how she hand-fed her first boyfriend gefilte fish,...

  • 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...

  • Lox, Wine, Gopnik, God

    By Rob Eshman

    November 22, 2011 | 3:44 pm

    In his 2002 essay “A Purim Story,” Adam Gopnik describes what sounds like a religious experience, but what others might just call brunch.

    “The next day I decided to return to the only Jewish tradition with which I was at all confident,” he writes, “and that was having...

  • All’Angolo Restaurant: A Foodaism Favorite [REVIEW]

    By Rob Eshman

    November 18, 2011 | 3:14 pm

    I’ve been thinking for a while why I don’t care about most Best Restaurant Lists.

    I think it’s because my criteria for a great restaurant just aren’t covered in the traditional Best Of lists.  Food matters, and preparation, and atmosphere, but you know what else matters?  Haimish. ...

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