What America Ate

This is an interactive website and online archive about food in the Great Depression. It is an amazing digitized collection of menus, recipes, and cookbooks from the Great Depression.

There are several ways you can get started, but I recommend just scrolling down the main page to begin with. There you’ll find more information on the project, a call for transcription help, a way to browse by region, and ways to explore by category.

Once you’ve selected an object to investigate, you’ll load onto a screen with the digitized object with navigation built in around it so you can get to the second page of a recipe, for example. If you scroll down past the object you’ll get all the collection information for it like the description, date, tags, citation, and more!

It’s a fascinating look back at America’s culinary history! Go check it out for yourself today.



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