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Suburban cuisine

Suburban cuisine is a style of American cuisine characterized by reliance on prepackaged foods and modern kitchen equipment. Suburban cuisine is often promoted by companies that sell the prepackaged products involved. These companies publish cookbooks, print recipes on product packages, and hold cooking competitions where contestants are required to use company products.

Suburban cuisine contains a large amount prepackaged and preprocessed foods, generally having high sodium and starch content and small amounts of fresh vegetables. Thick sauces are also typically found in this cuisine. The stereotypical dish might be Campbell's cream of mushroom soup and green bean casserole topped with onion strings. The social forces which gave rise to suburban cuisine are the automobile, refrigerators, and the career focus of suburban households which limits the time available for cooking.

Companies associated with suburban cuisine include Pillsbury, Campbell's, and Kraft.

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