“A Square Meal” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
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Omnivore Books on Food | 3885a Cesar Chavez St, San Francisco, CA
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Thursday, February 23, 2017
Events at Omnivore Books On Food
The decade-long Great Depression, a period of shifts in the country’s political and social landscape, forever changed the way America eats. Before 1929, America’s relationship with food was defined by abundance. But the collapse of the economy, in both urban and rural America, left a quarter of all Americans out of work and undernourished—shattering long-held assumptions about the limitlessness of the national larder. A Square Meal examines the impact of economic contraction and environmental disaster on how Americans ate then—and the lessons and insights those experiences may hold for the people today.
Categories: Eating & Drinking, Literature