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By Linda Civitello

First patented in 1856, baking powder sparked a vintage American fight for enterprise supremacy. for almost a century, manufacturers battled to win dependable shoppers for the hot leavening miracle, remodeling American trade and advertisements while they touched off a chemical revolution within the world's kitchens. Linda Civitello chronicles the mammoth fight that reshaped America's nutrition and rewrote its recipes. Presidents and robber barons, bare-knuckle litigation and bold-faced bribery, competing formulation and ruthless pricing--Civitello exhibits how thousands of businesses sought industry keep watch over, concentrating on the large 4 of Rumford, Calumet, Clabber woman, and the once-popular model Royal. She additionally tells the war's untold tales, from Royal's claims that its opponents offered poison, to the Ku Klux Klan's crusade opposed to Clabber woman and its German Catholic vendors. Exhaustively researched and wealthy with aspect, Baking Powder Wars is the forgotten tale of ways a dawning raised Cain--and truffles, cookies, truffles, pancakes, donuts, and biscuits.

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