Hard Times, Great Recipes
During the Depression, scarce resources and frugal mindsets forced home cooks to get creative during the holidays, but the recipes they devised out of necessity deserve a second look in times of plenty. These Thanksgiving recipes from the 1930s stood the test of time as reminders of an America that no longer exists, though some call for ingredients that might seem unfamiliar today and others require more work than modern cooks are used to putting in. All, however, were created for special feasts in a time food was a precious commodity.
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