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The invention of food freezing

Food-freezing techniques were one of the more important inventions in culinary history. First, a slower rate of freezing food was used, but it resulted in poor food quality when th...

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Clarence Birdseye and a Brief History of Frozen Food

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While working with the indigenous Inuit, Birdseye observed that when the native caught fish in fifty below zero weather, the fish froze stiff as soon as they were taken out of the water.

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Birdseye sells nutritious frozen foods

On 3 July 1924, Birdseye knew he could use his freezing techniques and started a new venture, General Seafoods, in Gloucester, Massachusetts, a hub of commercial fishing.

In 1930, Birdseye ex...

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  • In 1939, Birdseye started a version of the tv dinner - a single dish, not a complete meal.
  • In 1945, Maxson Food Systems created the first complete frozen meal for US Military aeroplane...

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