- Why More and More of America's Food Answers to a Higher Authority
- Narrated by: Walter Dixon
- Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 12-01-11
- Language: English
- Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC
Fishkoff interviews food manufacturers, rabbinic supervisors, and ritual slaughterers; meets with eco-kosher adherents who go beyond traditional requirements to produce organic chicken and pasture-raised beef; sips boutique kosher wine in Napa Valley; talks to shoppers at an upscale kosher supermarket in Brooklyn; and marches with unemployed workers at the nation’s largest kosher meatpacking plant. She talks to Reform Jews who are rediscovering the spiritual benefits of Kashrut and to Conservative and Orthodox Jews who are demanding that kosher food production adhere to ethical and environmental values. She chronicles the corruption, price-fixing, and strong-arm tactics of early-20th-century kosher meat production, against which contemporary kashrut scandals pale by comparison.
A revelatory look at the current stat of kosher in America, this audiobook will appeal to anyone interested in food, religion, Jewish identity, or big business.
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By AKL on 07-05-18
Must read on for those interested in food culture
This book is well written and well paced. It covers many topics surrounding kosher law without becoming repetitive or tedious.
By Ellen on 02-09-15
Narrator horribly "butchered" some words
I enjoyed the content and narrator spoke clearly but it was obvious that he was not familiar with some of the words he needed to read. I cringed every time he read a transliterated Hebrew word the way it was spelled rather than the way it should have been pronounced.