Thursday, March 12, 2009

Program Announcement: Depression-Era Dining (Brown-Bag Lunch Series)

Bring your lunch and join us in the Library Program Room (Terrace Level) on Wednesday, March 18, at 12:00 noon, for the topic, "Depression Era Dining." Hardships during the Great Depression dictated changes in every way of life, including diet. Housewives worked hard to create nutritious and filling meals for their families on very tight budgets. Cooks gathered recipes from the newspaper, from magazines, and from the latest in technology - the radio. Kitchens became smaller and more efficient. We'll take a look at some of the cookbooks of the era, and at some of the notable food authors and household names who got their start during the 1930s. We'll also look back at some of the popular recipes of the day. To register, call the Library at 419-625-3834.


Anonymous said...

That photograph looks like a movie set! It is delightful.

Jane lehmann said...

Great idea. I am afraid I am too far away to attend. I am very interested in what the Great Depression can teach us about coping with current conditions - I think that would be a great subject for a video documentary. (The folks who suffered through the 1930s are becoming more scarce every day.)