Help for the Home Cook
Preparing food at home became easier—and more complicated—in postwar America. Manufacturers, advertisers, and the popular media bombarded home cooks with ever more advice about food and cooking. They introduced an array of “new and improved” appliances, kitchen gadgets, and convenience foods, promising “good as homemade” results and more free time for busy Americans. While many cooks embraced the latest shortcuts, others chose to maintain and enhance their “cooking from scratch” skills.