World War II and the Advent of Fast Food
Lecture no. 33 from the course: Food: A Cultural Culinary History
Taught by Professor Ken Albala | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Food & Wine Courses
Food technologies developed to aid the war effort became the template for American eating in the postwar era. Follow the proliferation of freeze-dried and convenience foods, TV dinners, and chain restaurants as they shaped food culture. Study the phenomenon of fast food and the McDonald’s business model that became a global phenomenon.