Throughout history – war, famine, economic instability has affected what we choose to buy at the grocery store. Even today, the pandemic has shifted our grocery shopping and eating habits. This week, we rewind back to the Great Depression, which 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 Additional Info:
- 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