How the Depression Affected Our Culinary Landscape
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Andrew Coe, who wrote the book with his wife, Jane Ziegelman, explores for us the intersection of food, politics and culture during the Great Depression, a period of seismic shifts in the country’s political and social landscape. Before 1929, America’s relationship with food was defined by abundance. But the collapse of the economy left a quarter of all Americans out of work and undernourished—shattering long-held assumptions about the limitlessness of the national larder.