Kosher Nation by Sue Fishkoff is a must read for people interested in the development of kosher foods. The author delves into to origins of kosher, and takes the reader up to the present day. Designed for the general public as well as people of the Jewish faith, she furnishes a glossary to explain the native words that she uses. It is of interest to people beyond the Jewish faith like Muslims, Seventh Day Adventists and people who are concerned with the type of for that they conume.
Fishkoff explores the meaning of kosher,the various kosher authorities and the trend among Reform Judiam to eat kosher food. The difference between glatt kosher, kosher and organic foods will open the eyes of the food consumer. The phrase ' answer to higher authority' takes on a stronger meaning.
Traveling the world to get her information, she doesn't gloss coat her findings. Touching upon greed and mismanagement, she covers the gamut of fish, fowl, beef, lamb, agriculture, wines and other items that now some under the kosher label.
It gives a better understanding of why kosher food is better despite the extra cost. The tender care that animals receive before they are ready for the kosher slaughter is explained in detail.
Kosher Nation is published by Schocken Books, a divis ion of Random House Inc., NY. Access www.schocken.com for further information about this OK and Fishkoff's other book, The Rebbe's Army: Inside the World of Chabad-Lûbavitch.