PTE干货】PTE 高频summarize spoken test精析 （十二：Canned and frozen food）
Updated: May 11, 2019
Canned and frozen food
One of the things that was going on during the Great Depression was the beginning of this sort of modern food technology that rules, you know, the way Americans eat today. That is there are a lot of canned foods were coming onto the market at the time. And also, refrigerators were really becoming very, very popular during the Great Depression, both in cities and in rural parts of the country. Thanks to electrification, the Rural Electrification Administration, people could buy appliances. You know, farmers could buy appliances. And that meant frozen foods were becoming big. And, you know, at that time, few people could afford to buy them during the early years of the Great Depression. But gradually, these things picked up. And so this was, like, the sort of beginning of the era when people were starting to think about supermarkets with rows and rows of freezer cases and rows and rows of canned foods.
Great depression 经济大萧条
Modern food technology 现代食品（制作）工艺
Coming onto the market 在市场上出现
pick up 跟上；接人；增长
rows and rows 一列列的，一行行的
This lecture introduces the origin of American frozen and canned food.
The speakers mentioned that because of the great depressions and electrification, refrigerators were becoming popular, so did frozen and canned food. Although at the beginning, a few people could afford the appliances, the trend of purchasing refrigerators picked up gradually.
Therefore, the era with rows of canned and frozen food begun.