Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Great Depression Cooking - Pasta and Peas

This Video is 6 minutes, 33 seconds long and about 40 megabytes.  Out here where we live our only "high speed internet" choice is satellite and satellite always has a download limit, whether it's figured daily or monthly.  Our plan is one of the most expensive ones and allows us 475 megabytes per day, after which we are throttled back to about 14.4K unless we want to purchase a renew token for $10.00.  We don't do that often.  As a result, I only watch what I think will be very good videos.  This one was well worth the download.  So much so that I purchased the book, and I'm thinking I'd like to get the video too.

As the title of the book promises, it is more than just a cookbook, it is a memoir of living through the Great Depression as a child and teen.  Written in a humble and matter-of-fact voice that has come to symbolize the "Greatest Generation" Mrs. Cannucciari never-the-less fills the book with warmth, nostalgia, and humor while still managing to portray the realities of the Great Depression and the war that followed.   All in all, the book is a treasure trove of character formed by hard times, strong family, necessary sacrifice, and evolving values on the home-front. 

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