Chapter 3 Hack It from Scratch

Make do-it-yourself versions of your favorite ready-to-eat foods at home—with ingredients you already have in your pantry!

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Figure 3-1: Homemade fries, ketchup, and pickles make convenience food like hot dogs even tastier.

For thousands of years, most households prepared all their meals from scratch every day. If not, they bought their meat, bread, and cheese freshly made from neighborhood shops. But even shopkeepers only prepared enough for local customers, because it was hard to store food or ship it to faraway ...

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