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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • Eating Jerusalem [PASSOVER RECIPES]

    March 20, 2013 | 1:09 pm

    When I lived in Jerusalem in the 1970s, working as foreign press attaché for Teddy Kollek, the legendary mayor of Jerusalem, we would seek out good food in East Jerusalem’s restaurants. The best ones in West Jerusalem were mostly for tourists, ersatz Italian or French or hotel...

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  • Shavuot with a French accent

    May 11, 2011 | 2:50 pm

    Joan Nathan says she’s always had a particular fascination with French Jews and their food.

    For Nathan, author of “Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France (Knopf, 2010), the love affair with French cuisine started as a teenager when she made her first...

  • French Jewish Cooking With Joan Nathan [VIDEO]

    By Rob Eshman

    January 7, 2011 | 9:53 am

    The first time I ever spoke to Joan Nathan, it was by telephone, and I wrote out for myself what I wanted to say to her: “Hello, Ms. Nathan, this is Rob Eshman with The Jewish Journal in Los Angeles, and I want to speak with you about your new cookbook. I think you should know that...

  • The Joan Nathan book party

    By Rob Eshman

    December 22, 2010 | 5:42 pm

    The first time I ever spoke to Joan Nathan, it was by telephone, and I wrote out for myself what I wanted to say to her: “Hello, Ms. Nathan, this is Rob Eshman with The Jewish Journal in Los Angeles, and I want to speak with you about your new cookbook. I think you should know that...

  • A Jewish food writer explores France

    November 30, 2010 | 7:16 pm

    Author and Jewish food connoisseur Joan Nathan may be best known for her award-winning cookbooks on Jewish cuisine in America and Israel. But long before any of those projects began, there was Paris.

    Like so many people, Nathan first fell in love with food in the City of Light,...

  • VIDEO: Joan Nathan, the real Sara Lee and America’s favorite cheesecake

    July 22, 2008 | 2:40 am

    The namesake of the famous company Sara Lee discusses her father’s early expeierments with cheesecake and how he decided to name the company he founded after her. From Jewish Cooking In America with Joan Nathan.  Nathan is a big fan of Langer’s pastrami.

  • Nathan Takes a Bite Out of Boring Fare

    By Keren Engelberg

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    "The New American Cooking" by Joan Nathan (Knopf, $35).

    A tempeh Reuben sandwich and guacamole made with mayonnaise may sound like sacrilege to food purists, but not to food journalist Joan Nathan. The author of 10 cookbooks, including the award-winning "Jewish Cooking in America"...