Presented with Dallas Kosher, join us as Roger Horowitz speaks about his book "Kosher USA: How Coke Became Kosher and Other Tales of Modern Food " as part of the Dallas Jewish Book Festival. General admission tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. This event will take place at the Schultz-Rosenberg Campus and includes a wine tasting with wines from Royal Wine Corporation.
Kosher USA follows the journey of kosher foods through the modern industrial food system; their encroachment, conquests, limits, and exclusions. Drawing on episodes in the lives of the author’s own family, it traces how iconic products such as Coca Cola and Jell-O tried to become kosher; what made Manischewitz wine the very first kosher name-brand product to gain a wide non-Jewish audience -- and one that was principally African American; the techniques used by Orthodox rabbinical organizations to embed kosher requirements in the very production systems for modern food; and the grave difficulties encountered by kosher meat and other kosher foods that fell outside of the culinary consensus of America’s predominantly non-Jewish consumers. Rich with stories about the key figures in this process, Kosher USA relates a tale redolent of great accomplishments and stubborn limitations that is reflective of the experiences of Jews in the predominantly Christian USA.
Sponsor: Dallas Kosher