Some of the most popular foods we snack on today were first created at the turn of the twentieth century. The first reference of our favorite peanut butter and jelly sandwich didn’t appear in print until 1901 and it would be about another 20 years before“sliced bread” would become available to consumers.
The invention of foods like Spam, Karo syrup, Crisco, Jell-O, and frozen food all played a major role in the development of food trends. World events that limited what was available like World War I and II, as well as the Great Depression, meant cheap food based off of shelf-stable canned foods rose in popularity.
Glimpse into food history from the last 12 decades with recipes and historical perspective that explain why these recipes were so popular in their time.