IN SEARCH OF ISRAELI CUISINE

A review by Gaetano Kazuo Maida (In Search of Israeli Cuisine is opening in theaters all over America in March and April. Find locations and dates here.) “Ess, ess, eat!” Even the vaguest scent of homemade chicken soup or flanken or kasha or just sautéed onions brings to me echoes of the bubbes of the Bronx Jewish girls I […]

OY—HAVE WE GOT FOOD FILMS FOR YOU

By Gaetano Kazuo Maida (Film titles provide links to information about their screenings and buying tickets) “Ess, ess, eat!” Even the vaguest scent of homemade chicken soup or flanken or kasha or just sautéed onions brings to me echoes of the bubbes of the Bronx Jewish girls I dated as a teenager (sometimes simply because her grandmother lived with the family!). […]

EatDrinkFilms #98 – It’s a wrap.

Dear Friends, There’s an art to writing well – about food, film, or anything else that sparks a person’s passion. For Jonathan Gold, it’s the cafes, restaurants and food trucks, the sights, sounds and people of Los Angeles that inspire. The only food critic to win a Pulitzer Prize, the popular writer serves as the […]

Feast on Gold; he’s the real thing

by Patricia Unterman [Read Gaetano Kazuo Maida’s review here.] There aren’t very many of us who actually have worked as food critics for print publications. I did it for 15 years at the San Francisco Chronicle and for about 15 more at the San Francisco Examiner. Way back when I started, no editorial wall stood […]