Q. Can you direct to information, books and/or articles on "cooking from scratch."

I'm searching for information on "cooking from scratch". My essay is on cooking from versus cooking from the box.


To find resources about cooking from scratch vs box, try the following databases:

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Use search terms like:

  • home cooking
  • packaged food
  • home cooked meals
  • ready meals

Below are links to some articles:

Home cooking: skip the packaged convenience foods. These recipes are easy to
prepare in your own kitchen

Short-cut chef

 Buying, not cooking:
ready-to-eat food in American urban working-class neighborhoods, 1880-1930

 Something to chew on: this
famous food author insists there's much to be gained from sitting around the
table and sharing a home-cooked meal

The meal deal: Ready to eat meals

Hope this helps you get started.

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  • Last Updated Jan 30, 2018
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