"A good hearty meal, all in one pill that can be carried in a vest pocket, is the dream of scientists of today [...]. Some day dish washing and the dinner table will be gone and forgotten." — August 17, 1923 Rock Valley Bee in Iowa
These days, foodie messiahs like Mark Bittman and Michael Pollan preach the gospel of whole foods and get quite a lot of ink and airtime for their ideas about a more healthy way of eating. But the most progressive idea in food from a hundred years ago would likely shock the slow fooders of today: the meal pill.