Throughout history – war, famine, economic instability has affected what foods people choose to buy or have access to. Even today, the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted millions of peoples grocery shopping and eating habits. This week, we rewind back to the Great Depression – an era that forced millions of Americans to find new recipes and get creative with the limited number of ingredients they could afford.
- Jane Ziegelman, historian, food writer, author, A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression.
Links for more information:
- NPR: Creamed, Canned And Frozen: How The Great Depression Revamped U.S. Diets.
- Tenement Museum in New York City.
- So Yummy: 29 Weird Great Depression Foods That Will Make You Grateful You Weren’t Alive Then.
- Amazon: 97 Orchard by Jane Ziegelman: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement.