Ask a mildly well-informed epicure, edition #1

I got some fan mail this week.



By “fan mail,” I mean the following query:

Dear Kosher Epicurean,

My wife won’t eat eggplant, the national vegetable of Israel! What can I do to trick her into liking it? 
Chatziliciously yours,
Starving in the Holy Land

And with this, we are off!

Hi Friends!


(Totally bowled over by the cote de beouf at Moise in Jerusalem)

This blog is inspired by my love of food and drink. When I started keeping kosher about 8 years ago, I had already been lucky enough to travel quite a bit. I dined (and a bit of wined, even though I wasn’t quite the right age – shhh) in mainstays of the New York restaurant scene and in Alsatian hole-in-the-walls. I tasted pate in France and biltong in South Africa. Continue reading