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July 15, 2009

Politics of kosher hot dogs

This piece from the Baltimore Jewish Times has some interesting background on the history of the hot dog.  I only eat non-meat hotdogs, myself, but kosher certification symbols (like all voluntary label symbols) get me excited.  Thanks to Steven H. Sholk for sending this my way:

Hebrew National & Kosher Politics
What’s kosher about answering to a higher authority?

. . . . One of the oldest forms of processed food, the common sausage can be traced as far back as the Roman Empire. (It was mentioned in Homer’s “Odyssey” in the ninth century B.C.)

According to food historians, the edible “dachshund” or “little dog” was created in the late 1600s by Johann Georghehner . . .

July 15, 2009 in Labeling, Religion | Permalink

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