Sunday, March 20, 2011
Baking at General Motors
My Mom reminded me of a fun and important fact about my Grandmother's recipe collection. She worked on the assembly line at General Motors, along with many other women, and they were always having parties during the lunch hour. Back then I imagine most employees brown bagged it each day instead of buying lunch at the cafeteria (which perhaps GM did not have?) or jetting out to a fast food place or Wegmans. I also imagine that parties were a nice relief from the monotony and drudgery of assembly line work. Everyone would bring a dish to pass and most, if not all, were homemade. These lunch hour gatherings were the site of many a recipe exchange when any piece of paper or old envelope would do.