A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression

By Andrew Coe and Jane Ziegelman


This volume looks at the Great Depression through the prism of food, covering everything from recipes for liver loaf to starvation and the Washington policy debates over feeding the hungry.

The authors, CHNY member Andrew Coe and Jane Ziegelman, show how the Depression decade helped bring an end to 19th-century patterns of eating, particularly in rural America, and usher in the modern food world in which we now live. The book won the 2017 James Beard Foundation Book Award for nonfiction.

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