Interest in Old-Fashioned Recipes are Bolstered by the COVID-19 Lockdown

by | Nov 15, 2020 | Food Chain, Food News, Foodie Post

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
Google trends interest in Meatloaf during Covid-19 pandemic

According to Google, interest in meatloaf recipes reached it’s peak when the COVID-19 pandemic lock-down began.

Interest in Peanut Butter Bread
Peanut Butter Bread was never more popular

Google shows interest in peanut butter bread recipes reached it’s peak when the COVID-19 pandemic lock-down began.

The following video presents a rundown on various foods that became popular during the Great Depression’s food shortage.

Written by Peter La Fond

I'm food- and- wine obsessed. Discovering a new recipe is a delight; refining a classic one is my all-consuming idée fixe.

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