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Old 08-01-2010, 12:26 PM   #1
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Food for thought..

I got to thinking about all the conveniences we now have relating to food. From there, I was thinking of some of the food related inventions on the market in just my lifetime, such as "Baggies"........see the vintage commercial.

Classic Baggies Television Commercial

So, my question to you is this....."What's you're favorite food related invention that has been created in your lifetime, or your parents lifetime"
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Old 08-01-2010, 12:30 PM   #2
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Good topic Kayelle!

Has to be without a doubt the convection oven! In my line of work it is truly indispensible - 60 perfect chocolate chip cookies in 6 minutes. I can't tray them that fast! And that is just one of the wonders it can perform!
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Old 08-01-2010, 01:24 PM   #3
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LOL lots of things come to mind that since introduced, could hardly do without.
Two of the best for me are the ziplock bag and the immersion blender.
Look forward to reading about what cooks can't do without.
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Old 08-03-2010, 03:52 PM   #4
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Off the top of my head i'd have to say the food saver... Being single this really helps in keeping food costs down for me... I too can go to Sam's club and buy bulk meats and veggies, come home and food save the day away...
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Old 08-03-2010, 04:33 PM   #5
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I'd love a food saver,but my DH has a big thing about the freezer or stored things in the pantry. He is convinced that freezer food is gonna go bad if it's in there for than a week. Every Monday I have to make sure he doesn't clean out the freezer for the garbage truck!!! I do love my mandolin and my immersion blender plus my f/p, my hands cramp so bad at times these things are life savers for me.
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Old 08-03-2010, 05:43 PM   #6
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I'd be so sad without my panini press, and pasta maker. The creative meals that come from both of them. Neither one is limited.

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Old 08-04-2010, 10:51 PM   #7
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Silicone tools. I love the things!!!
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Old 08-05-2010, 03:37 AM   #8
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There were no gadgets at all when I was a young child - I still remember the excitement when my parents first had a refrigerator.

There were no such thing as "baggies" - no clingfilm - no aluminium foil - no gadgets or small appliances at all.

Actually, as food was strictly rationed there wasn't much of anything for which a modern appliance could have been needed.

Now I'm not so young, have to use a wheelchair, and food related things that might be considered as "convenience" items are, for me, just things that enable me to prepare and cook food for myself.
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Old 08-05-2010, 02:39 PM   #9
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Well--going back to my parents' lifetimes--how about "sliced bread"!
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Old 08-05-2010, 04:15 PM   #10
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I had a hard time coming up with something that really was significant to me. I thought about things like the microwave, toaster oven, food processor but rejected them all because while they are convenient, I could easily live without them.

I'd have to say the dishwasher and garbage disposal. I hate to wash dishes and can't stand the smell of garbage.
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