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Better Than Homemade : Amazing Food That Changed the Way We Eat #2019

Better Than Homemade : Amazing Food That Changed the Way We Eat By Carolyn Wyman Better Than Homemade Amazing Food That Changed the Way We Eat Americans pride themselves in their knack for innovation and nowhere has America s can do attitude been apparent than at the supermarket Need a cheese that is virtually indestructible Want to find a
  • Title: Better Than Homemade : Amazing Food That Changed the Way We Eat
  • Author: Carolyn Wyman
  • ISBN: 9781931686426
  • Page: 448
  • Format: Paperback
  • Better Than Homemade : Amazing Food That Changed the Way We Eat By Carolyn Wyman Americans pride themselves in their knack for innovation, and nowhere has America s can do attitude been apparent than at the supermarket Need a cheese that is virtually indestructible Want to find a way to stretch a pound of hamburger into a hearty main course for a family of five Hard pressed for time to throw together a home cooked meal In the early decadesAmericans pride themselves in their knack for innovation, and nowhere has America s can do attitude been apparent than at the supermarket Need a cheese that is virtually indestructible Want to find a way to stretch a pound of hamburger into a hearty main course for a family of five Hard pressed for time to throw together a home cooked meal In the early decades of the twentieth century, and from the world wars to the cold wars, food producers and everyday dreamers met these challenges with the same ingenuity and resourcefulness that launched the country to the moon and back, with groundbreaking packaging, new technologies, and improvements on Mother Nature Better Than Homemade is food biographer Carolyn Wyman s freewheeling and entertaining cultural history of the innovative packaged foods that changed the way we eat With dozens of archival ads and original product shots of Hamburger Helper, Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, Minute Rice, Coffee mate, Green Giant Canned Peas, Lipton Cup a Soup, Pillsbury Crescent Rolls and many revolutionary products Better Than Homemade highlights the fascinating stories behind the food inventions the histories behind the brands and icons that have become synonymous with them the jingles that have made them such a large part of our popular culture and the recipes that have tutored generations of homemakers and comfort food master chefs.
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    1. How much of our modern concept of leisure time has been shaped by access to food that can be prepared quickly I have friends who cook 99% of what they eat in a microwave why spend time cooking something in an oven This book takes us down this road of food prepared around our desire to spend time doing what we wantbut is there a cost when everyone cooks their food in a microwave and goes to their room instead of sitting down to eat as a family


    2. A short but fun trivia packed book that told me than I ever wanted to know about Velveeta, Chez Whiz, Bac O s, Pringles, etc One of my favorite parts were the sidebars on Unathorized Uses did you know a ball of Wonder Bread makes a good eraser That you can spray Cheese Whiz underwater to attract fish


    3. A funny and fascinating look into the world of pre prepared foods Wyman also integrates a lot of different mediums into her research, including television and print ads, promotional materials, give aways, and historical and literary references to the foods She also has a tongue in cheek style of writing, which is refreshing.


    4. As a confirmed foodie I already have a full mental library of food facts from so many years watching Unwrapped This book filled in some of the gaps Very entertaining and even had me laughing out loud Fun Read


    5. Hilarious Interesting This book goes through lots of the foods we eat today and how they got here whether by ingenious design, amazing publicity, or sometimes just sheer dumb luck The authors are witty and sarcastic something I can relate to and enjoy reading And they tell you all kinds of random interesting facts this book had me laughing and gagging sometimes at comments on the same page Gagging from learning how a food is made, or how it once was made, not from some really gross humor or some [...]


    6. Baby boomers, long converted to health foods, slow foods, local foods, show foods whatever will wallow in the nostalgic delight of Better Than Homemade Sure some of the chapters feature old favorites like Jello, Spam and Twinkies, but you ll also read about Velveeta, Hamburger Helper, Dinty Moore canned stew and Pop Tarts, most all still available in the grocery Covers early history, advertising shifts to maintain market share and ingredients Chapters Homemade Helpers Foods that Revolutionized t [...]


    7. Fun and interesting, but definitely one to get from the library Briefly and breezily covers 46 different processed foods, all of which are still in production Officially they re divided into five categories chapters , but they re pretty meaningless because everything fits in all five I ended up with lots of fun new trivia for parties, and it only took about 30 minutes to read the whole thing, but that is all the substance to it Appropriately enough, for the subject matter


    8. This was very interesting I enjoyed learning the history of quite a few of the processed foods I grew up with I would have enjoyed the book a little if the author had left out the dirty jokes related to some of the products Since I was listening to an eaudio, I couldn t just skip over them The author s attempts at humor often fell flat with me.


    9. Such a fun book It was too hot to concentrate on anything yesterday, so I took this down off my shelf and enjoyed it tremendously.


    10. I was browsing in the food section of the library the other day, and came across this book Better Than Homemade Amazing Foods That Changed the Way We Eat, by Carolyn Wyman It s basically a history of how and why processed foods were developed, a sort of love song to frozen peas, foods put in aerosol cans, and fluffernutter sandwiches It s written by a woman who laments about how cooking from raw ingredients saps both time and energy, and doesn t taste nearly as good as anything that comes in a c [...]


    11. PIcked this up at Half Price Books We had a discussion at dinner the other night about where TV dinners came from and why we don t eat them So when I found this book, it popped up and demanded to be purchased so we could continue the discussion, now with REAL FACTS Well, this book turned out to be an interesting lesson in the history of food Some of the food listed in the book was developed for the war effort WWII and then was marketed to the peace time home front Americans Some food was develop [...]


    12. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in food This would particularly be an excellent book for high school teachers, as it is both academically current and accessible Any history teacher knows that these two worlds rarely meet Wyman s interdisciplinary approach to food uses foodways, consumerism, anthropology, and history to make the topic of food a digestible topic for everyone I will be using the book in my classroom to talk about how the cultural shifts following WWII can be reflec [...]


    13. Wow, a guilty pleasure book about guilty pleasure foods This book is series of short essays on the origins of several popular convenience foods shake bake, spam, jello, etc While many of the essays focus on foods from the 50 s 60 s, there are still several that I remember from my childhood like cheese whiz and pop tarts The author s tone while light, sometimes veers a bit sarcastic yes, today we know that most of these foods, which are filled with preservatives and chemicals, are bad for you, bu [...]


    14. This was a rather enjoyable and informative book about where processed food has come from I love social history, so this was the perfect book for me I also love reading about how people come up with random ideas that they turn into successful businesses, which this book had plenty of.I learned a lot of interesting tidbits, such as Velveeta is formulated to be nutritious than regular cheese Twinkies were once used to capture a band of escaped baboons Economists used the Kraft Macaroni and Cheese [...]


    15. This is a flip through, coffee table style book with a light touch nothing really serious But it was entertaining and did make me think here and there.






    16. I Can t Believe I Found This At The Library LOLThis was on my book list and so I thought I would check and see if my local library had a copy Low behold, there it was, right on the list of available books Nothing goes better with my other pop culture books than a book about basically pop culture food All the greats are in here Kool aid, Velvetta, TV Dinners, Twinkies Each item is given a history of where and how it came into exsistance, what worked and what didn t , marketing ads and why it s so [...]


    17. I can t believe it s food, it says on the back of the book An amusing historical look as some of the convenience foods that we eat Or not.


    18. This is a great trip down food memory lane I must admit that my memories are now tainted by the author s words Who knew, back then, that Mom was feeding her family near lethal doses of saturated fat and cholesterol


    19. Quick and moderately interesting food history Glad it ended when it did, because I was starting to tire of the format 2 pp articles with lots of sidebars and callouts and the voice a little wowie zowie It s easy to forget, however, in this age of farmers markets, anti HFCS sentiment, and slow food that these products weren t just the red headed stepchildren of diabolical companies These products were, for the most part, filling a need, seen as a service to the consumer Worth a read to feel a lit [...]


    20. 80 2010.Saw that a friend can t remember who now, sorry had enjoyed this and must say that I am similarly enjoying these little essays about the origins of such American staples as Instant Breakfast, Minute Maid, Wonder Bread, Velveeta A quick but enjoyable read that takes us down memory lane to a time when we weren t guilt wracked over what we ate well, except to want it to be nutritious or technologically modern Oh, those were the days.


    21. It s a fun read It s not all that serious but it does make you think about what you re eating It s broken up in segments so you can read a couple of pages, finish a section and come back to it later.


    22. Certainly nothing deep or challenging, but a collection of short often funny essays about the origins of some of our processed food icons Jiffy Pop, Velveeta, Twinkies, Span, On Cor, Kool Aid, Jell O.A fun quick read


    23. 2009 Some history about some of America s best loved foods Will make you crave Kraft Macaroni and Cheese and or Spaghettio s.


    24. Fun to read about the stories behind everything from Reddi wip and Jell O to frozen vegetables and Kraft Mac and Cheese.


    25. Fun little read Short history of some of the most prolific and influential foods that we have dared to chew and swallow.


    26. I was hesitant to read this book, since I am not interesting in eating prepared foods, but this book addresses that view I learned a lot about the history of mass marketing foods in the USA.


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