Its 1994, 23 years old and a starving musician, working …

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its 1994, 23 years old and a starving musician, working a full time day job as an electrical assembler, living on my own, and living from paycheck to paycheck. Banquet TV dinners kept me alive for several years on end (not to mention – tuna helper, Kraft dinner, cheap peanut butter, and Stagg Chili.) When you get your paycheck and you pay your rent, utility bills, and fill up the gas tank, then only have about $35 in your pocket to buy food to last you for two weeks, Banquet dinners are a welcomed great change from eating egg and cheese burritos.

Malcolm Bedell is co-author of the critically acclaimed "Eating in Maine: At Home, On the Town, and On the Road," as well as the junk food blog "Spork & Barrel," and "Brocavore," a blog about food trucks and street food culture. His contributions include Serious Eats, Down East, Eat Rockland, L.A. Weekly, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post and his food truck, "'Wich, Please," was named "Hottest Restaurant in Maine" for 2015 by Eater. Finally, he finds it very silly to be trying to write this in the third person.