‘Great Depression Cooking’, A Video Series Featuring Budget-Conscious Recipes From a Great-Grandmother in Her 90s

Eggplant Parmesan

In 2007, Filmmaker Christopher Cannucciari and his great-grandmother Clara partnered together to create “Great Depression Cooking,” a video series that ran from 2007-2013 and was based on Clara’s experience living through the Great Depression in the United States. The series, which led to subsequent recipe books and a DVD, brought Clara’s history, her talent for cooking, and her wonderful storytelling to thousands, if not millions, of followers until her death in 2013 at the age of 96. An emotional Christopher eulogized Clara beautifully.

Here are some of Clara’s wonderful budget-conscious recipes, each made rich with Clara’s wonderful personality.

Pasta with Peas

Twice Baked Potato

The Poorman’s Meal

Depression Breakfast

Fried Mushrooms

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