A few miles this side of Ann Arbor is a town of 5000 called Chelsea. While many may not have heard of the place, they almost certainly have seen (and tasted) the brand produced there: JIFFY. The Chelsea Milling Company, www.jiffymix.com, today produces over 1.6 million boxes of biscuit and cake mixes every day. This book, by Ann Arbor author Cynthia Furlong Reynolds, is a very high-quality history of the company, its products, and the family that founded it and continues to run it. The inviting cover leads one into the book itself, where the company story includes many photos of and interviews with family and longtime employees. As one devoted to all things Michigan, I love the fact that a commodity used by my mother, and my grandmother before her, is made right here in my beloved home state.
"Jiffy:" A Family Tradition: Mixing Business and Old-Fashioned Values