Depression Era Foods

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7 pages in length. Unlike other times of harsh conditions whereby food became a scarce commodity, the Depression era did not elicit the same shortage; in fact, there was an abundance of affordable food that kept people from consuming otherwise inedible provisions that stood in for familiar food. The key word that differentiated the Depression era from other times of hardship is inexpensive, inasmuch as providers simply had to scale down the quality of their food choices in order to meet their family's needs. Moreover, the ability to can foods, bake bread, churn butter and in essence make as much food from one's own hands so as to avoid having to purchase ready-made supplies made it more financially feasible for families to move through the Depression era with minimal concern for nourishment. And because many were farmers, produce and other crops were readily available for the family and for sharing. Bibliography lists 6 sources.