This episode features a fabulous Heard on the Street segment and a Book Update.
The first podcast gets off the ground. Yahoo!
Continue reading Seltzercast 01: And So It Begins
It has been a real hoot researching and learning about the possible use of seltzer as a form of aerial weaponry during the Israeli War of Independance.
Continue reading Material About Israeli Seltzer Bombs
Over the course of my research I have heard from a number of people whose family name is Seltzer. However, given what I know of the word’s history, I don’t understand how this can be.
Continue reading Is Your Family Name Seltzer?
I was up late last night, a little TOO late, completing the edits to my first podcast for GiveMeSeltzer.com. I’ve been involved in web design for over ten years now and I have to say I haven’t felt anything like this since I launched that first web site back in May, 1995. I get that thrill in my gut that I am watching something new begin, and I have the privledge to be there at the start.
Continue reading First Podcast Complete
Lisa, from Seattle, Washington, recalls the family story about how her great-grandfather was permanently blinded by an exploding seltzer bottle.
Continue reading Blinded By a Seltzer Explosion
Carol from Chicago sent in her recollections of growing up with a home-installed seltzer faucet.
Continue reading A Home-Installed Seltzer Faucet
My friend Tim, in Atlanta, had this to say, by Instant Messenger, after the first time he viewed this site:
Continue reading Why I Hate Seltzer
Naomi, from Ben Gurion University of the Negev, recently wrote the following about making seltzer at home in Israel:
Continue reading Homemade Seltzer in Israel
Paul, from Silver Spring, Maryland, send in the following story about his relatives involvment with the seltzer industry.
Continue reading The Red Star Bottling Company
I look forward to writing more about the generous offices of Beverage World, the oldest continuous publication related to the bottling industry. Founded as the National Bottlers’ Gazette at the end of the 19th century, its creator was a charismatic and effusive writer, whose editorials are often a gas to read. However, neither the content of its editorials or the magazine ever referred to anyone by religion or race, at least not in the few decades of issues I thumbed through. That is, except for this editorial, published in July, 1903, which I learned of from a former Beverage World Executive Editor, Greg Prince (to whom I will now always be in debt).
Continue reading The Jew in the Bottling Business, Editorial, 1903