Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Food in Antebellum America

You remember my topic is food. Since this blog is on the Antebellum unit, I decided to write about Sylvester Graham. He was a temperance activist and diet reformer. The following link is about his contributions. He invented the Graham cracker which is named after him. But the Graham cracker was only the tip of the iceberg. He developed it as a alternative to white bread, which he considered too processed. Another influence on modern diet came after his death, when his follower John Harvey Kellogg invented cornflakes. Its really cool to see the ideology behind seemingly ordinary food products.

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