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The first commonly available convenience foods were canned goods, which were developed in the 19th century for military purposes. The little tins made it easy to store, transport and prepare food on the battlefield.
The use of canned food escalated during second world war, when soldiers’ rations contained tins of meat and stew to keep them going
Pizza is the world's favorite fast food, with some three billion pizza sold every year in the US alone.
The story of how pizza became so popular reveals much about the history of migration, economics, and technological change.
For many centuries, a dining table at home spelled class and dignity. Ancient Greeks called it an andron, a place to eat and have discussions, even get entertained by performing artists.
The dining table constructed a power dynamic that happens when people of different class, race or gender relations sit and eat together, something that was replicated across centuries and in all advanced civilizations of the past.
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