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The rise of cake mix

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Baking season has arrived and the Mill City Museum is ready with a full menu of programs for bakers of all ages.

M.A. Rosko previews a program called "Cake Mix and the Rise of Convenience Foods" that tells the story of how your favorite household mix rose to prominence (pun intended.)

In WWII, troops fighting overseas wanted that taste of home, so big companies like Pillsbury and General Mills sent their stuff over in bulk, but after the war, women continued to filter into the workforce, hence, convenience foods stuck!

Apparently, our American pioneers ate pies several times a day – they picked their own fruit, placed it in dough and viola, it was time for pie. That said, in our instant-gratification restaurant society, you could do the same if you just sauntered over to Baker's Square.


Nov. 24, 2013
2 p.m.
Programs included with museum admission of $11 adults, $9 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6-17; free for MNHS members.

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