Friday, February 27, 2009

Great Depression Cooking with Clara - Saving You Money

Be frugal, be fed during latest Depression

OK, can we really hide this anymore? We’re in a depression. That’s why it’s very important that we find any means necessary to make our dollars stretch. That’s what 93-year-old Clara Cannucciari has been doing since America’s last Great Depression.

Lindsay Goldwert of ABC News reports that Cannucciari, a great-grandmother, knows her way around a kitchen and knows how to prepare cheap, nourishing, quality meals. According to Ms. Cannucciari’s blog (she has one, don’t you?), her food is so tasty that she gained weight during America’s last Great Depression. You can learn about that and more by checking out her cooking show blog, “Depression Cooking with Clara.”

She learned from her mother

“My father had to have his pasta every day. And my mother insisted we always have a little meat too,” Cannucciari said. In fact, she and her brother liked meat so much that they would pretend to be sick in order to get more, despite the rationing that was necessary during the Depression.

Cannucciari was born in Chicago in 1915. She attended high school until she was a sophomore, when she had to leave to work for her family. At 20, Cannucciari worked for Hostess, filling Twinkies with creamy filling. ... click here to read the rest of the article titled "Great Depression Cooking with Clara - Saving You Money"

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