If you haven’t happened to see this collection of Clara videos on YouTube, you are in for a treat! Clara is 94 years old and shares stories about the Great Depression while demonstrating some of the very simple and frugal meals she made during that time.
In this video, she demonstrates making The Poorman’s Meal.
Or you can check out this Depression Breakfast video.
These videos should provide lots of real life to discuss with your learners!
Clara has also written a book Clara’s Kitchen: Wisdom, Memories, and Recipes from the Great Depression.
If you are looking specifically for cookbooks and recipes from the Great Depression and rural cooking, don’t miss these other titles:
- Depression Era Recipes
- Old-Time Farmhouse Cooking: Rural America Recipes & Farm Lore
- The Lost Art of Pie Making Made Easy
- Secrets of the Great Old-Timey Cooks: Historic Recipes, Lore & Wisdom
Or this history book that looks interesting:
This is part of my 10 Days of Learning from The Great Depression series.