Finding Betty Crocker

Finding Betty Crocker

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Finding Betty Crocker

 

While Betty Crocker is often associated with 1950s happy homemaking, she originally belonged to a different generation. Created in 1921 as a "friend to homemakers" for the Washburn Crosby Company (a forerunner to General Mills) in Minneapolis, her purpose was to answer consumer mail. "She" was actually the eomwen of the Home Service Department who signed Betty's name. Eventually, Betty Crocker's local radio show on WCCO expanded, and audiences around the nation tuned her in, tried her money saving recipes, and wrote Betty nearly 5,000 fan letters per day. In Finding Betty Crocker, Susan Marks offers an utterly unique look at the culinary and marketing history of America's First Lady of Food. 

 

Author: Susan Marks

Published by: University of Minnesota Press, 2007

Format: Paperback, 245 pages

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