I thought some of you might find the following links interesting and/or helpful:
“My object in writing this little book is to show you how you may prepare and cook your daily food, so as to obtain from it the greatest amount of nourishment at the least possible expense; and thus, by skill and economy, add, at the same time, to your comfort and to your comparatively slender means. The Recipes which it contains will afford sufficient variety, from the simple every-day fare to more tasty dishes for the birthday, Christmas-day, or other festive occasions.”
Project Gutenberg – Plain Cookery for the Working Class.
“When she was a kid, for a treat Pat Box and her seven siblings got “water cocoa,” which is pretty much what it sounds like and nothing special today. But that was in the 1930s, when her father’s business was reselling bakers’ barrels to coopers, and the family would get first crack at them, scraping the wood for any traces of sugar or cocoa left behind.” Read the full article at LA Times – Food Lessons From the Great Depression.
Great Depression Cooking – YouTube Videos Cooking with Clara
She’s so cute and its fun to listen to her reminisce. She has a couple of YouTube Videos.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!