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Canning Food Quotes

"...steam was generated beyond the power of the canister to endure. As a natural consequence, the canister burst, the dead turkey sprang from his coffin of tinplate and killed the cook forthwith."

News report of an early canning industry accident (1852)


“Dainty, chintz-draped tea rooms, charity bazaars, church suppers, summer hotels, canning factories --  all have shamelessly travestied one of America's noblest institutions; yet while clams and onions last, the chowder shall not die, neither shall it sink into the limbo of denatured emasculated forgotten things.”

Louis P. De Gouy, ‘The Soup Book’ (1949)




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