Originally presented at the Consumer and Family Science Alumni Annual Meeting by Donna Parker, February 2, 2008. Images used with permission from The Kentucky Library and Museum, Department of Library Special Collections, Western Kentucky University.


Businessman, salesman, kitchen inspector, lover of comfortable lodgings, and connoisseur of good food - - this was the man Duncan Hines. This presentation explores the life and work of Duncan Hines from his days growing up in Warren County, Kentucky, through his career as a travel writer, and finally to his rise as a brand name in the world of packaged goods. The presentation highlights scenes from The Kentucky Library and Museum exhibit “Recommended by Duncan Hines.”


Food Science | Social History | United States History