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While the names of these dishes aren’t as familiar to us these days, at one time they were the most popular desserts in America.
This week we’ll take a look at the surprisingly long history of mobile dining.
This week, we’re looking at some very different foods that share a common, but unusual, trait.
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These days, most Americans relish the idea of dinner without the hassle of dishes, cooking and clean up. But not that long ago, takeout as we know it was unheard of.