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Just Heat It 'n' Eat It!: Convenience Foods of the '40s - '60s
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Just Heat It 'n' Eat It!: Convenience Foods of the '40s - '60s

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by Adeena Sussman
 
Quick and easy � if not exactly haute cuisine � convenience foods in those brightly colored packages started dazzling housewives during the 1940s. From TV dinners and Jiffy-Pop to Jell-O and Velveeta, these precursors to fast food were welcomed by �too-busy-to-cook� women as another indispensable �mother�s little helper� that freed them from kitchen drudgery. Just

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Quick and easy � if not exactly haute cuisine � convenience foods in those brightly colored packages started dazzling housewives during the 1940s. From TV dinners and Jiffy-Pop to Jell-O and Velveeta, these precursors to fast food were welcomed by �too-busy-to-cook� women as another indispensable �mother�s little helper� that freed them from kitchen drudgery. Just Heat It �n� Eat It surveys these fascinating concoctions that became staples of millions of American homes � and remain so today � along with the post-war, space-age culture that created them.

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ISBN-13:
9781933112190
Publisher:
Collectors Press, Inc.
Publication date:
03/10/2006
Pages:
175
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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Just Heat It 'n' Eat It! 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sussman's book is a gem! Interesting and entertaining. Great book for a gift!