At the time of the Napoleonic wars, the food industry was revolutionized with food preserved in jars. Nicholas Appert, after observing that food in glass containers did not spoil unless the seal leaked, was awarded a prize of 12,000 francs in 1810 by a French minister, Count Montelivert, for this invention of “canning” in jars! Philippe de Girard was said to have invented the can for preserving food, but did not get legal credit for it.
In 1812, the first cannery was established in the US by Robert Ayars in New York City. The popularity of canned foods zoomed during subsequent wars!
In 1861, freezing food was found to preserve it. Clarence Birdseye (now that’s a familiar name, right?) discovered cryogenics (“flash freezing”) in 1929, which innovated the process. Then, in the 1950s and 1960s, frozen food in ready to heat meals, a/k/a TV dinners became wildly popular! But you need to have electricity and room in the freezer to keep them
In the 70’s and 80’s the big thing was Fast Food, (think McDonalds), but it was not so good for you….
Today there is Freeze Dried food from Thrive Life, which is healthy, tasty, easy to store (even long term), quick and easy to get on the table, and even helps other countries with their food (and other) issues, a program called Thriving Nations. There are even ready to make meals called Simple Plate that are healthy, chef designed meals, most of which are ready to eat in about 30 minutes! No refrigeration, knives or doing it today, it’s ready when you are! Simple Plate has a shelf life of about 3 months!
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