More than fifty years before the food truck craze brought halal tacos, cold brewed lattes, and vegan banana splits to our city streets, this 1960 ad imagined a mobile bakery that would deliver Parker house rolls and biscuits to the cul de sacs of suburbia. Replete with ovens and refrigerators, the Bake-O-Mat promised an on-demand carbohydrate paradise.
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.