Tonight we're going to cook like it's 1929
The recipes are mostly very simple — Dandelion Salad, Eggs and Potatoes, Pasta with Beans ... with Broccoli ... with Escarole — and mostly stem from traditional Italian cooking. Lots of pasta, lots of greens, lots of eggplant, supplemented with eggs and potatoes and tomato sauce.
And yet, though the dishes seem simple by today's standards, there's a lot of nutritional common sense to be found here, too, as Clara's family used fresh vegetables from their own garden and minimal meat, as it was too expensive for everyday use.
You can watch Clara make Couscous — a dish her father enjoyed when he lived in Africa. She does make me a little nervous with that knife!
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