License to Chill?

Thriftiness is a dish best served cold.

A color advertisement from the 1950’s shows a smiling woman showing off a chest freezer stocked with food
“Deepfreeze Freezer” by dok1 is licensed under CC BY 2.0

I recently read this really interesting New York Times story about families with multiple refrigerators and freezers, and what that fact can say about socioeconomic class, and even race and ethnicity. That got me thinking about my own family’s fridge/freezer habits.

Growing up, our family had one freezer-fridge combo in the kitchen and then a big standing freezer in…



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Stephanie Siek

Stephanie Siek is a writer and editor who loves cats, cookie dough and aborted alliteration.