In these uncertain financial times, it’s always good to be aware of how much you’re spending on food. If you’re looking for frugal cooking tips, go no further than this spunky 93-year-old cook named Clara. If anyone knows what it’s like to survive in tough times, it would be someone who lived through the Great Depression. She turned that experience into valuable inspiration for the rest of us.
It’s those experiences that were the inspiration for her Great Depression Cooking with Clara DVD. It’s a collection of her popular YouTube cooking shows, plus extra features you can’t find anywhere else.
Here’s a sample from the series: her recipe for pasta with peas. You’ll be amazed at how lucid she is, and enjoy her storytelling from nearly a century on this planet. As it says on her website, “The magic of Clara is that she can turn lemons into lemonade and potatoes into just about everything else.”
She’s had an interesting life. Clara quit school her sophomore year to work in a factory, worked for Hostess filling Twinkies in the ’30s, and married an opera singer in Rome in the ’40s.
May 4th, 2009