Duncan Hines: How a Traveling Salesman Became the Most Trusted Name in Food

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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 his recommendations to readers in his best-selling compilation Adventures in Good Eating (1935). The success of this work and of his subsequent publications led Hines to manufacture the extremely popular food products that we still enjoy today.

In Duncan Hines, author Louis Hatchett explores the story of the man, from his humble beginnings in Bowling Green, Kentucky, to his lucrative licensing deal with Proctor & Gamble. Following the successful debut of his restaurant guide, Hines published his first cookbook, Adventures in Good Cooking (1939), at the age of 59 and followed it with The Dessert Book (1955). These culinary classics included recipes from many of the establishments he visited on his travels, favorites handed down through his family for generations, and new dishes that contained unusual ingredients for the era. Many of the recipes served as inspiration for mixes that eventually became available under the Duncan Hines brand.

This authoritative biography is a comprehensive account of the life and legacy of a savvy businessman, American icon, and an often-overlooked culinary pioneer whose love of good food led to his name becoming a grocery shelf favorite. Hatchett offers insightful commentary into the man behind the cake mix boxes and how he paved the way for many others like him.

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

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"Offers conclusive proof that Hines was not only a real human being, but an American culinary hero, a contender for the greatest gourmand this country has ever produced."―Weekly Standard

"Duncan Hines was not just a name emblazoned on a pasteboard box filled with devil's food cake mix. He was America's pioneer restaurant critic, an astute observer of our nation's foodways. Louis Hatchett's book puts you in the car with Hines, plying the roadways in search of the best t-bone steak in New York, the best pecan pie in Alabama."―John T. Edge, director of the Southern Foodways Alliance

"Cake mixes, brownie mixes, cans of frosting, and bottle of cake glaze all still use his name. But for most Kentuckians, and I suspect for most Americans, Duncan Hines is a Betty-Crocker-type brand-name: fictitious and made-up as just a face for the brand. Those of us who are familiar with Duncan Hines know this isn't true. As a Kentuckian he made an impact on the travel guide, lodging, restaurant and food industry."―Maggie Green, author of The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook

"Duncan Hines' story is a wonderful study of how someone can turn their name and product into a brand. Hines is the original celebrity food critic."―Albert Schmid, author of The Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook

"With "Duncan Hines," you can have your cake and read it, too."―Terri Schlichenmeyer, Inside Business (Hampton Roads)

"[T]hanks to Louis Hatchett's highly readable and informative book, the accomplishments of this remarkable American will again be valued and understood."―Indiana Magazine of History

"[. . .] Hines's influence, as well as the historical significance of Hatchett's biography, is predicated on his capacity to communicate across lines of race, gender, and class to shape Americans' understanding of their cuisine.

Hines was the "most trusted name in food," as Hatchett reminds us, for some very good reasons."―Historian

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