Clara's Kitchen

Clara's Kitchen

Wisdom, Memories, and Recipes From the Great Depression

Book - 2009
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YouTube® sensation Clara Cannucciari shares her treasured recipes and commonsense wisdom in a heartwarming remembrance of the Great Depression

Clara Cannucciari is a 94 year-old internet sensation. Her YouTube® Great Depression Cooking videos have an army of devoted followers. In Clara's Kitchen , she gives readers words of wisdom to buck up America's spirits, recipes to keep the wolf from the door, and tells her story of growing up during the Great Depression with a tight-knit family and a "pull yourself up by your bootstraps" philosophy of living. In between recipes for pasta with peas, eggplant parmesan, chocolate covered biscotti, and other treats Clara gives readers practical advice on cooking nourishing meals for less. Using lessons she learned during the Great Depression, shewrites, for instance, about how to conserve electricity when cooking and how you can stretch a pot of pasta with a handful of lentils. She reminisces about her youth and writes with love about her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Clara's Kitchen takes readers back to a simpler, if not more difficult time, and gives everyone what they need right now: hope for the future and a nice dish of warm pasta from everyone's favorite grandmother, Clara Cannuciari, a woman who knows what's really important in life.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312608279
Characteristics: p. cm.
Additional Contributors: Cannucciari, Christopher


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Jul 12, 2017

I just requested this book! My daughter and I love Clara and discovered her videos a few years ago on YouTube. It's all my daughter would watch. I can't wait to check out the book now!

multcolib_susannel Jun 20, 2015

What was the Great Depression really like? A ninety-four-old grandma helps her grandson- and the readers with recipies, family stories and words of wisdom.

Prava Jun 12, 2013

why can't you borrow this item?

Mar 02, 2011

cute book about a granson and his grandma. and her recipes from when she was a kid in the depression. fun read. by the by the bay leaf tea doesn't work for a sore throat.

Aug 12, 2010

Fun to read. Having had parents who were born shortly after the author, who also lived through the depression and had more children than money, we are used to incorporating most of the suggestions she has. It would be an eye-opener for those used to some degree of affluence, though.


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