The COVID-19 lock-down brought about food shortages and restricted many restaurants. This has forced many to eat at home and re-learn the basics of cooking.
Americans have a Renewed Interest in Old Fashioned Recipes
Although certain foods during Great Depression — such as butter, meat, sugar, and eggs — were in short supply and eventually rationed by the government, our current food staple scarcities tend to be short-lived. However, renewed interest in cooking and baking has made certain Great Depression foods even more popular.
Google Trends shows that interest in meatloaf was an all-time high in April 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 lock-down.
Interest in Meatloaf
According to Google, interest in meatloaf recipes reached it’s peak when the COVID-19 pandemic lock-down began.