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Better Than Homemade Amazing Foods That Changed the Way We Eat

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ISBN-10: 1931686424

ISBN-13: 9781931686426

Edition: 2004

Authors: Carolyn Wyman

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(1)Who put the Minute in Minute Rice? (2)What, exactly, is Spam? (3)And why do Pringles come in a tennis ball can? Discover the answers to all these questions and more in Better Than Homemade, a freewheeling illustrated history of the packaged foods industry. From Green Giant and Hamburger Helper to Jiffy Pop and Jell-O, syndicated columnist Carolyn Wyman reveals the fascinating origins of your favorite "food" products -- along with never-before published advertisements, innovative packaging (cheese in a can!?), and hilarious "unauthorized uses." You'll learn that Birds Eye frozen foods were invented by an Arctic adventurer; Kool-Aid got its start from an 11-year-old entrepreneuer; and…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Quirk Books
Publication date: 8/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 6.75" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Carolyn Wyman is the author of Spam: A Biography, I'm a Spam Fan, and The Kitchen Sink Cookbook. She has written for several trade magazines and national publications, such as the Boston Globe, the Christian Science Monitor, and the New York Times. For over ten years her weekly column, "Supermarket Sampler," a review of new food products syndicated by Universal Press, has appeared in more than one hundred newspapers across the country. Wyman lives in Middletown, Connecticut.

Homemaker Helpers: Foods that revolutionized the kitchen-freeing Mom from the role of kitchen slave
Birds Eye Frozen Vegetables
Minute Rice
On-Cor Family-Size Entrees
Hamburger Helper
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese
Potato Buds Instant Mashed Potatoes
Marshmallow Fluff
Shake 'n Bake
Dinty Moore Beef Stew
Powerful Packages: Foods with innovative product delivery systems
Pillsbury Poppin' Fresh Dough
Easy Cheese Aerosol (a.k.a. Snack Mate)
Jiffy Pop Popcorn
Pringles Potato Chips
I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! Spray
Lipton Cup-a-Soup
Triumphs of Technology: Foods that improve on Mother Nature
Coffee-mate Non-Dairy Creamer
Cool Whip
Sweet 'N Low
Wonder Bread
Minute Maid Orange Juice
Beer Nuts
Philadelphia Cream Cheese
Carnation Instant Breakfast
Indestructibles and Recyclables: Foods for the long haul-plus recycled food-factory
Carnation Instant Nonfat Dry Milk
Slim Jim
Cheez Whiz
Mrs.Paul's Fish Sticks
Ore-Ida Tater Tots
Marketing Marvels: Advertising has made these must-eats
Kellogg's Pop-Tarts
Little Debbie Snack Cakes
Green Giant Canned Peas
Swanson TV Dinners
Hawaiian Punch
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