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In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Oreo this week, writer Jeffrey Yoskowitz ruminates on the cookie’s unique legacy. When the Nabisco corporation released kosher Oreos in 1998, it was only after one of the most expensive kosher transformations in corporate history. The result: An iconic American snack food that was once manufactured with lard was finally accessible to the Jewish community.
Oreos became kosher in 1997 much to the delight of the Jewish world. Now the Jewish love affair with the cookie has been immortalized in art.
Artist Judith Klausner, profiled this week in the Forward, professes to “enjoy playing with food, both recreationally and professionally.” Her recent series “From Scratch” attempts to illustrate how modern women have choices previously unavailable to them — through Oreo Cameos and embroidered breakfast foods. Her latest project was in part inspired by how the relationship between women and food has changed over the past two centuries.