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How Military Food Research And Processing Infiltrated Our Supermarkets


08/04/15 - Tuesday’s Topical Currents tackles an unusual culinary topic:  how military food research and processing infiltrated our supermarkets. The saying goes, “An Army marches on its Stomach”--so, U.S. Forces developed what became the TV dinner, energy bars, extended-life bread, and instant coffee.  Even cling-wrap! We’ll speak with the author of COMBAT-READY KITCHEN - Anastacia Marx de Salcedo.  Tuesday at 1pm on Topical Currents.

  •  anastaciamarxdesalcedo.com


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