Some of the most popular freebie eBooks that I share on my Facebook page have to do with cooking on a budget or with limited supplies. That may be because history has taught us that cooking during the great depression was a sizable challenge for most families.
In order to prevent going hungry, the smallest amounts of cheap food had to be used in creative ways. Potatoes, pasta, beans, bread and home grown veggies were the mainstay of many meals and usually not all at once. Often times, adults would forego a meal so that their children could eat.
It will not take a deep depression to have to resort to depression era cooking techniques. A severe drought or even a catastrophic disaster could cut off supplies, resulting in a dearth of food to eat. Making it even more difficult is that in these days of supermarkets, processed food and fast food joints, there seems to be an endless supply of food and many people can not fathom a time when food will not available.
Today I look back at one of more popular food related articles on Backdoor Survival, Depression Cooking: A Visit to Clara’s Kitchen.
THE FINAL WORD
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Clara’s Kitchen: Wisdom, Memories, and Recipes from the Great Depression: The book is a true treasure. Recommended not only for the recipes, but for the heartwarming anecdotes that fondly recall memories of life when all you could count on was yourself and strength of the family unit.
Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking: At an average cost of 50 cents a loaf, this bread is easy, delicious and inexpensive to make.
How to Live on Wheat: Everything you need to know about wheat.
The Prepper’s Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a Disaster: Written by Bernie Carr at the Apartment Prepper blog, this is highly readable guide to all things preparedness.
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