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Duncan Hines

How a Traveling Salesman Became the Most Trusted Name in Food

Louis Hatchett, Michael Stern (Foreword by)


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Duncan Hines (1880-1959) may be best known for the cake mixes, baked goods, and bread products that bear his name, but most people forget that he was a real person and not just a fictitious figure invented for the brand. America's pioneer restaurant critic, Hines discovered his passion while working as a traveling salesman during the 1920s and 1930s-a time when food standards were poorly enforced and safety was a constant concern. He traveled across America discovering restaurants and offering h.

University Press of Kentucky, 9780813144597, 354pp.

Publication Date: March 27, 2014

About the Author

Louis Hatchett is the editor of Mencken's Americana and The Continuing Crisis: As Chronicled for Four Decades by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.