This week on A Taste of the Past, host Linda Pelaccio is joined by Roger Horowitz, an historian of American business, technology, and labor, and an expert on the nation’s food. He is the author of the book Kosher USA: How Coke Became Kosher and Other Tales of Modern Food (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History).

Horowitz traces the history and dramatic rise of kosher food products, specifically how they made their way into American food culture and were later popularized in the mass market of consumer products.

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“For anything to be kosher, its roots are what matters the most.” [29:20] – Roger Horowitz