By Jane Ziegelman,Andrew Coe

ISBN-10: 0062216414

ISBN-13: 9780062216410

ISBN-10: 0062216422

ISBN-13: 9780062216427

ISBN-10: 1515966283

ISBN-13: 9781515966289

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From the writer of the acclaimed 97 Orchard and her husband, a culinary historian, an in-depth exploration of the best nutrition obstacle the kingdom has ever faced—the nice Depression—and the way it reworked America’s culinary culture.

The decade-long nice melancholy, a interval of shifts within the country’s political and social panorama, endlessly replaced the way in which the USA eats. ahead of 1929, America’s courting with meals was once outlined through abundance. however the cave in of the economic climate, in either city and rural the USA, left 1 / 4 of all americans out of labor and undernourished—shattering long-held assumptions in regards to the limitlessness of the nationwide larder.

In 1933, as ladies struggled to feed their households, President Roosevelt reversed long-standing biases towards government-sponsored “food charity.” For the 1st time in American heritage, the government assumed, for some time, accountability for feeding its electorate. the consequences have been common. Championed through Eleanor Roosevelt, “home economists” who had lengthy fought to carry technology into the kitchen rose to nationwide stature.

Tapping into America’s long-standing ambivalence towards culinary leisure, they imposed their imaginative and prescient of a robust, utilitarian food at the American dinner desk. during the Bureau of domestic Economics, those ladies led a sweeping crusade to instill nutritional ideas, the forerunners of today’s nutritional guidance for Americans.

At an identical time, emerging meals conglomerates brought packaged and processed meals that gave upward push to a brand new American delicacies in accordance with pace and comfort. This stream towards a homogenized nationwide food sparked a revival of yankee neighborhood cooking. within the resulting a long time, the strain among neighborhood traditions and culinary technological know-how has outlined our nationwide cuisine—a conflict that keeps this day.

A sq. Meal examines the influence of financial contraction and environmental catastrophe on how american citizens ate then—and the teachings and insights these reports could carry for us today.

A sq. Meal positive aspects 25 black-and-white photographs.

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