The Cold Facts

No outdoor kitchen for this Flashback Friday, I'm afraid. It's curious: Civilization labored thousands of years to move beyond the cave and the hut, only to forsake the technocratic kitchen to cook outside over open flames. Go figure.

But one advancement we haven't retreated on is refrigeration. In 1936, Westinghouse oversaw the advent of the Eject-O-Cube Tray, which sounds a lot more exciting than the 'automatic ice maker' of today. I think I'll put the E-O-C on my flea market watch list; hopefully, finding one, I'll be able to share in the chilling experience of nearly 80 years ago.