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Great Depression Cooking

Clara Cannucciari was a darling woman. YouTube suggested a couple of videos from a channel I watched several of before but I hadn't watched all of them. It's a channel that ran for a few years featuring a woman born in 1915 who shows you recipes she made back during the time of the Great Depression. Here's one of them featuring the Poorman's Feast

Clara passed away at the age of 98 in 2015 and her family just started a website last month where they plan to put up more content and stories.

I've watched some of the the Back in Time for Dinner shows years ago and found them interesting. It makes you appreciate the conveniences of today. They had to eat some stuff back then that I wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole now.



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Sep. 26th, 2018 01:30 pm (UTC)
She's just darling and some of the meals look tasty too! Though you know that there was no wasting food back then like we do now. Even if you didn't like it, you ate it anyway.

Uh oh, just stumbled on some Just in Time for Dinner ones I haven't seen. I sense I'll be watching these in the evenings the next few days lol
Sep. 26th, 2018 03:15 pm (UTC)
I'd happily eat that! Good for her family preserving her memory like this.
Sep. 26th, 2018 03:36 pm (UTC)
I watched her video for making couscous the long and involved way. While I still might make the "instant" couscous instead, I did like how she added butter to it and cooked root veggies down to a thick topping.

I love that her family filmed these and will continue to share them.
Sep. 26th, 2018 04:34 pm (UTC)
It is. It looked yummy.

Me, too. :D
Sep. 26th, 2018 03:23 pm (UTC)

Very interesting, going to watch some. Thanks for the heads up.

Sep. 26th, 2018 03:37 pm (UTC)
Enjoy! Also check out the link above or google for "Just in Time for Dinner" episodes. Those are fabulously fascinating too!
Sep. 26th, 2018 05:39 pm (UTC)
Some of the best foods came from Depression Era cooking.
Sep. 26th, 2018 05:41 pm (UTC)
Not to mention some of the best glassware. I love depression glass.
Sep. 26th, 2018 08:38 pm (UTC)
This is incredible :)
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