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Old 10-25-2008, 03:28 PM
 
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It tasted better when it was homemade from scratch by loving hands. More hands were doing that 30 years ago! Now-a-days, "homemade" means bought in a box, added eggs and oil!!!!!:eek :
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Old 10-25-2008, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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It tasted better when it was homemade from scratch by loving hands. More hands were doing that 30 years ago! Now-a-days, "homemade" means bought in a box, added eggs and oil!!!!!:eek :
You forgot a few LOL
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Old 10-25-2008, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Ruidoso NM
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I worked in restaurants and was surprised that most food came pre packaged, like soups, beans come in cans alfredo sauce came from a frozen bag....onions come pre-diced, as carrots come preshredded
yes i would have to agree that food tasted better 30 years all the prep was done in resturaunts, now its canned, bagged and frozen. now its thaw, toss, and heat.
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Old 10-26-2008, 04:36 PM
 
Location: IN
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Dad's right. I don't exactly want to go out and bag my own dinner. But lets face it, the food today is as tasty as cardboard. I can't stand anything that says low fat. If it says low fat it's usually tasteless and nasty. I agree with the corn syrup others have mentioned. Why on earth everything has to have corn syrup is beyond me. Just look on the ingredients label and see how much of what we have today is loaded up with corn syrup. Some one gave it some extra letters.
I find the food has a short life span once I bring it home. I bought bread the other night and it was getting moldy the next day. I buy cheese that says good till and has a months away use by date and it turns moldy in a couple weeks (I use it now to trap mice). Frozen foods are so awful and never look like the pictures. Now they are shrinking the amount they put in the container.
Like Michelle1210 I was surprised when I first saw the restaurants use so much bagged and pre-sliced and diced foods. Hard to believe but it was around 1992 when I was stunned to see that in a Denny's restaurant they were dumping bags of pre-cut lettuce in the bins.
So it's not your Dad's imagination, its true. Food did taste better. Now people listen to the junk scientist and so called researchers (that are paid by the food conglomerates) that fat is bad, cholesterol is bad and what is bad changes it seems from month to month. People have had health problems ever since there were people. There's more people now so it seems like more problems. Does seem like there's more cancer than in the past though. Probably caused by all those fake foods.
Besides worrying about the processed foods foisted on us we have to worry about what's in the toothpaste, dry milk, pet food, toys, chairs (look on the BBC news for the bad chairs from China) etc. I've never felt so paranoid in my life as I do now when I go shopping.
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Old 10-26-2008, 04:44 PM
 
Location: IN
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Stay away from the chains and you'll still find great food. When you go to someplace that is cooking a recipe designed in a test kitchen thousands of miles away and cooked by people who don't really take any ownership in the food that they prepare your meal will be lackluster.
You are soooooo right. When I'm in another town (which is often) I'll stop and ask the locals where they eat. It is rarely at the fast foods and chains by the interstate. I find wonderful food that way. Lots of them are not fancy but they are clean. I try to locate places in small towns and I have a good list of them. Home cooked meals at a reasonable price. The one chain if it is a chain are the Amish restaurants. They almost always have great food.
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Old 10-26-2008, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Mid Missouri (Miz-oo-ree)
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Yep.....nuff said
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Old 10-26-2008, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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What BillyC64 said.
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Old 10-27-2008, 04:02 AM
 
Location: The Raider Nation._ Our band kicks brass
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I think it started in the 1950's when people forgot how to cook. Time and convenience took over for taste and quality.

Ask a person from that era or later about cooking chicken or beef. The standard answer will you get is 350 F. for an hour. That is just plain wrong. Meat should be cooked low and slow. If it didn't take all day, it wasn't worth eating.
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:23 AM
 
Location: West Texas
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I don't think anyone would argue that the food was any better for us back then, but better tasting. When we cooked, we used oil, butter, etc. We didn't have the health consciousness we have now. So, the food tasted better, but why do you think so many older folks are heavier, or less healthy, now?
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:38 AM
 
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I don't think anyone would argue that the food was any better for us back then, but better tasting. When we cooked, we used oil, butter, etc. We didn't have the health consciousness we have now. So, the food tasted better, but why do you think so many older folks are heavier, or less healthy, now?
I'm guessing their metabolisms slowed down.
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