‘Birdseye’: The Frozen Food Revolution

May 6, 2012 at 11:13 AM | Posted in Food, vegetables | 1 Comment
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‘Birdseye’: The Frozen Food Revolution
by NPR Staff

May 6, 2012

You may not have heard of Clarence Birdseye, but odds are you’ve eaten the results of his culinary innovation.

Birdseye is the man credited with inventing frozen food. Everything you see in supermarket freezers today, from vegetables to pizzas to frozen dinners, can be traced back to Birdseye’s work. His name would come to symbolize a veritable frozen food movement in the United States.

Mark Kurlansky, known for his histories on eclectic topics such as Salt and Cod, has written a new biography about Clarence Birdseye. He joins Weekend Edition host Rachel Martin to talk about the book, called Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man….

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http://www.npr.org/2012/05/06/151886578/birdseye-the-frozen-food-revolution

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