Friday, July 16, 2010

Kosher Nostalgia

Hi all! This is Risa pinch-blogging for Batya who's visiting the old country.

Just Call Me Chaviva has a lovely post in regard to the Red White and Kosher article in the New York Times where she mentions her love for hot dogs. When we were kids my brother and I love(d) hot dogs too! Her post took me way way back to the days when LBJ didn't mean LeBron James (2 points to anyone under 30 who knows who I'm talking about and 10 points to Batya if she knows who LeBron James is) there was a World's Fair held in Flushing Meadows in my home town of Queens, New York.
There were many great pavilions representing the best modernity by General Electric and General Motors; cultural contributions to the world such as the Pepsi-Cola pavilion where I believe "It's a Small World After All" made its debut.
Many countries had official representation there but Israel was represented by a private initiative which consisted mainly of concession stands selling Jewish memorabilia and souvenirs from Israel. What the Israel pavilion did have was a stand selling kosher (well, at least Hebrew National was considered kosher then) hot dogs! Well, hot-diggedee, dog-diggedee you can be sure that that became my favorite place in the fair!


Batya said...

Risa, thanks for posting. I loved going to the World's Fair!

Risa said...

Yeah, yeah, yeah, but do you know who LeBron James is???

Batya said...

a celebrity? Duh!