Monthly Archives: October 2010

Restaurant Review – Darna

It was supposed to be a festive meal that promised exotic flavors in a beautiful setting, invoking the lavish dining culture of Morroco. It turned out to be a wet turd in a rotten potato bag. A number of years … Continue reading

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Bacon Shakshouka

I have eaten lots of shakshuka. The North African dish of stewed tomatoes and poached eggs is as close to the national dish of Israel as it comes. Yes, falafel was marketed well by the Jewish Agency as the food … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review – 1868

On Thursday night Yael and I went out to dinner to celebrate our birthdays. We had been looking forward to a nice meal for a while and were thrilled with the experience at 1868. In the 8 years that I … Continue reading

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Kosher Charcuterie: Slice It and Fry It: A Photo Retrospective.

Ok…ok…I wanted to spend more time writing about each of the pictures and the experience of eating bacon for the first time in more than a decade, but YOU just want to see the finished product.  Fine.  Here are the … Continue reading

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Kosher Charcuterie: Soak It and Smoke It.

I have a number of food memories that are all tied to pork.  When we lived in Orange County, my dad and I would spend Sunday mornings at Paul’s Coffee Shop .  I always got the biscuits and gravy with … Continue reading

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The power of non-traditional kosher food

I was pleasantly surprised to read Frank Bruni’s expose about Basil Pizza & Wine in this week’s NY Times Magazine. It is the story of an upscale Kosher restaurant just across from the “Jewish” side of Crown Heights. The story … Continue reading

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Leaping Frog Chicken

A little more than a week ago we had a bbq for my wife Yael’s birthday. We got some wings, some Merguez sausage (spicy North African flavors which we will try to replicate sometime this year) and on the advice … Continue reading

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