After WWI, America went from sending food to war-starved Europe to suddenly no longer being the land of plenty. Authors Jane Ziegelman and Andy Coe discuss the culinary impact of that period which they chronicle in their new book, A Square Meal, A Culinary History of the Great Depression.
"The United States, because of the abundance of natural resources, never really developed that knack for making something out of nothing. So, we were blessed in that one sense, but we were sort of deprived in another." [4:35] – Jane Ziegelman