When: Sun., Nov. 9, 3-4:30 p.m. 2014
Duncan Hines 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. Author Lewis Hatchett discusses his book "Duncan Hines: How A Traveling Salesman Became The Most Trusted Name In Food." America’s pioneer restaurant critic, Duncan 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 sharing his recommendations in his best-selling compilation Adventures in Good Eating (1935).