A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression
Where: The 92nd Street Y, New York
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500 Price: $25
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The director of the Tenement Museum’s culinary center and her food historian husband explore the greatest food crisis America has ever faced: and how it transformed our culture.
During the Great Depression, a quarter of Americans found themselves standing in bread lines, unemployed and undernourished. Setting the dinner table was an ordeal; sitting at it was a luxury. And neither would ever be the same. Jane Zeigelman and Andrew Coe, authors of A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression, trace the dietary battles which have ensued since our decade-long fight to eat. From the implementation of dietary recommendations to the rise of packaged and processed foods, tensions between local traditions and culinary science define our national cuisine.
Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe will be signing copies of A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression, following the event.Buy tickets/get more info now