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The Iowa Homemaker

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The time is with us now when there is more interest than there has been in the past few months in how to keep food cold, both for the sake of economy and for palatability. The question is, What is the best method of keeping food cold? Refrigerators are being used more and more for this purpose for at least two reasons: they save the many, many steps which must be taken if the food is kept in a cool cellar or well, and they can be much more easily regulated as to temperature and dryness. We have learned to appreciate cool drinks and crisp vegetables on hot days so that the lack of ice as a means of making foods palatable would be a real hardship for many people, but the greatest value of a means of refrigeration comes in the enormous amount of food that can be saved by its use and the transportation of foods to far parts of the country.

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