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Great Depression Era Real Food Recipes

Great Depression Era Real Food Recipes

U.S. Farm Security Administration via Wikimedia

U.S. Farm Security Administration via Wikimedia

With all the talk about food storage and growing our own food, I did a little digging around to find out what some people ate during America’s Great Depression. Families were taught to creatively stretch out their food budgets and toast, potatoes and flour seem to be the popular, inexpensive ingredients. Expensive meat was typically eaten only once a week.

According to livinghistoryfarm.org, some foods were invented during the Depression, such as spam, Ritz crackers, Krispy Kreme doughnuts and Kraft macaroni and cheese! How many of these are familiar to you, and do you have any others to add to the list? Check the full article and recipes here:

Great Depression Era Real Food Recipes

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