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ISBN13: 9780312608279
ISBN10: 0312608276
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YouTube® sensation Clara Cannucciari shares her treasured recipes and commonsense wisdom in a heartwarming remembrance of the Great Depression

Clara Cannucciari is a 94 year-old internet sensation. Her YouTube® Great Depression Cooking videos have an army of devoted followers. In Claras Kitchen, she gives readers words of wisdom to buck up Americas spirits, recipes to keep the wolf from the door, and tells her story of growing up during the Great Depression with a tight-knit family and a “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” philosophy of living. In between recipes for pasta with peas, eggplant parmesan, chocolate covered biscotti, and other treats Clara gives readers practical advice on cooking nourishing meals for less. Using lessons she learned during the Great Depression, she writes, for instance, about how to conserve electricity when cooking and how you can stretch a pot of pasta with a handful of lentils. She reminisces about her youth and writes with love about her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Claras Kitchen takes readers back to a simpler, if not more difficult time, and gives everyone what they need right now: hope for the future and a nice dish of warm pasta from everyones favorite grandmother, Clara Cannuciari, a woman who knows whats really important in life.

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YouTube] cooking sensation Cannucciari shares her treasured recipes and commonsense wisdom in a heartwarming remembrance of the lessons she learned during the Great Depression.

About the Author

CLARA CANNUCCIARI is 94 years old and lives in Skaneateles, New York. Her grandson, CHRISTOPHER CANNUCCIARI, is a filmmaker who lives in Brooklyn. His latest film is New Brooklyn.

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McGuffy Ann, August 5, 2012 (view all comments by McGuffy Ann)
Clara, well known as the grandmother on YouTube, was 94 years old when her book was published. Her videos on the Internet made her famous for their common sense, simplicity and wisdom. This book captures the essence of Clara.

Born and raised in a Chicago, IL. Suburb, Clara and her family survived the “Great Depression”. Her stories are mostly of that time; they are filled with family, friends, and food.

Clara tells a story from her life, and then adds a recipe associated with the story. There are many photographs illustrating the stories. The photos feature Clara, friends and family, and food.

Clara adds tidbits of her cooking wisdom throughout the book. The tips are useful and practical, such as differences between olive oil and vegetable oil. The index makes it easy to follow and find items and recipes.

The illustrations are also listed, putting Clara’s life into perspective. Her book is a wonderful volume of history, memoir, cookbook, and advice. It is no wonder that she is known as YouTube’s “favorite grandmother”!
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Teresa Vaughan, November 25, 2009 (view all comments by Teresa Vaughan)
Interjected with Clara's memories of growing up during the Great Depression and sage advice for weathering hard economic times, "Clara's Kitchen" warms the heart as well as fills the stomach. Whether you want recipes such as "Poorman's Meal" (which my husband specifically requested, reminiscent of the starchy meals his mother made) or just enjoy reading about the life lessons gleaned from surviving a very hard time in America's history, Sicilian grandmother and YouTube sensation Cannucciari won't disappoint.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312608279
Author:
Cannucciari, Clara
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Author:
Cannucciari, Chris
Author:
Cannucciari, Christopher
Subject:
Courses & Dishes - General
Subject:
Depressions -- 1929 -- United States.
Subject:
Cookery, italian
Subject:
History
Subject:
Cooking and Food-General
Subject:
Methods/Low Budget
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 78 sepia-toned photographs thro
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.2 x 4.7 x 0.8 in

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