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The Cream of Tartar Wars: Battle Royal, 1888–1899

Linda Civitello

in Baking Powder Wars: The Cutthroat Food Fight that Revolutionized Cooking

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041082
eISBN:
9780252099632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041082.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter deals with three different trade wars at the end of the nineteenth century: (1) within Royal for control of the company; (2) between Royal and companies that used different formulas; and ... More


The Liberation of Cake: Chemical Independence, 1796

Linda Civitello

in Baking Powder Wars: The Cutthroat Food Fight that Revolutionized Cooking

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041082
eISBN:
9780252099632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041082.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter shows how American housewives experimented with chemical leavening shortcuts that democratized breadstuffs from difficult to prepare luxuries to easy everyday foods. The precursor to ... More


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