Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food by Andrew F. Smith

By Andrew F. Smith

Eating junk nutrition and quickly nutrients is a brilliant all-American ardour. American young ones and grownups love their sweet bars, great Macs and supersized fries, Doritos, Twinkies, and sturdy Humor ice cream bars. The disastrous health and wellbeing results from the big urge for food for those processed fats- and sugar-loaded meals are good publicized now. This used to be really dramatically evidenced by way of large measurement Me (2004), filmmaker Morgan Spurlock's 30-day all-McDonald's vitamin within which his liver suffered an analogous poisoning as though he were on a longer alcohol binge. via elevated globalization, American renowned meals tradition is being more and more emulated somewhere else on the planet, reminiscent of China, with the opportunity of related disastrous results. This A-to-Z reference is the 1st to target the junk nutrients and quickly nutrition phenomena from a large number of angles as well as future health and vitamin matters. greater than 250 essay entries objectively discover the scope of the themes to light up the yank approach via items, companies and marketers, social historical past, pop culture, firms, concerns, politics, commercialism and consumerism, and lots more and plenty extra.

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The surprise effect was how quickly fast food would become a large proportion of the American diet. McDonald’s and other fast food chains successfully targeted the suburbs for their operations. It was not until the 1950s that the hamburger and French fries became the iconic American meal. Beginning in the 1960s, American fast food began to spread around the world, challenging local and national cuisines in foreign lands. Fast food entrenched the idea of eating outside the home, which contributed to the explosion of restaurants in subsequent years; it taught Americans to enjoy eating out, and it usually catered to different ethnic and class groups, thus sustaining a widely fragmented and heterogeneous society.

Pringles are cut into a uniform size and shape, allowing them to be packaged in a long tube. Cadbury and Schweppes merged to form Cadbury Schweppes. As of 2005, Cadbury Schweppes was a leading global confectionery company, the world’s second-largest manufacturer of chewing gum, and the world’s third-largest soft drink company. Dave Thomas opened the first Wendy’s (hamburgers and chicken) outlet in Columbus, Ohio. In 1970, Thomas began expanding his operation in other cities in Ohio. In 1972, the first out-of-state Wendy’s was opened in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Thomas Carvel, a salesman who sold ice cream at fairs and beach resorts, opened a retail ice cream shop in Hartsdale, New York. Carvel xxxv Chronology Corporation franchised its operation after World War II and became a major East Coast ice cream chain. xxxvi 1937 Vernon Rudolph launched Krispy Kreme doughnuts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Margaret Rudkin of Fairfield, Connecticut began a small business baking preservative-free, whole-wheat bread. She named her business Pepperidge Farm. 1938 Herman W.

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