Change Comes to Dinner: Convenience Food Childhood

A single, delicious heirloom bean variety changed Katherine Gustafson's mind about convenience food.

"'The Can-Opener Cookbook' became a bestseller upon publication in 1952, and the first electric can-opener burst onto the U.S. market in 1956. My mother’s youth coincided with the heyday of tuna casserole, canned soup, and TV dinners. Hers was a world of Chef Boyardee, Rice-a-Roni, Cheese Whiz, and Chex Mix."