I actually feel sorry for that produce. Squished tightly together, with no room for air to circulate, it would made a sad salad indeed if freed from its plastic prison. Evidently back in 1956, fruits and veggies were second-class nutritional citizens, to be relegated to cramped, in-door refrigerator compartments. It's quite a different scene today, as we treat heirloom and organic crops with much more respectful storage.
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.