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Great Depression Cooking – Couscous

Posted on 13 August 2011 by admin     


94 year old cook, author and great grandmother, Clara, recounts her childhood during the Great Depression as she prepares meals from the era. Learn how to make simple yet delicious dishes while listening to stories from the Great Depression. Couscous was Clara’s father, Giuseppe Bonfani’s, absolute favorite recipe. Clara recreates the recipe that Giuseppe’s sister brought all the way back from Africa via Tunis, Tunisia. The recipe can also be found in Clara’s new book “Clara’s Kitchen”, available everywhere.

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  1. keisi2009 Says:

    That looks sooooo delicious! I’d love to try it. :P~

     
  2. TheRussoTuristo2 Says:

    Good channel! Many great and healthy years to you, Clara!

     
  3. Greek4u123 Says:

    i love you!

     
  4. DiversePersona Says:

    Well done.

     
  5. ReasonablyMe Says:

    Clara this was wonderful. To those that can’t respect the purpose of what she’s doing here on YouTube trying to help families survive during this economic time, at least respect the fact that she’s lived long enough to not have to put up with crap from from idiots.

     
  6. watercreator Says:

    how long did this take 0.o? i could of swore that took like 4 hours

     
  7. limegre3n18 Says:

    @Mikuruification By grammar, I meant spelling; just IGNORANT people like you make me mad. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

     
  8. Mikuruification Says:

    @limegre3n18
    Grammar had nothing to do with it, wHy sO MAD LOL?

     
  9. nicolen00ns Says:

    I know its weird but she cuts just like my grandmother and I miss my grandma so much. It just makes me think of her 🙂 Im so buying one of her books

     
  10. limegre3n18 Says:

    @Mikuruification Guess what, learn how to use grammar. Before you troll around Youtube talking to random people assuming, they’re chopped liver. Seriously, GROW UP & S T O P wasting your time replying to people because it makes you feel good inside.

     
  11. Mikuruification Says:

    Fuck all italiansss

     
  12. Mikuruification Says:

    @jajahpeach
    *ATTENTION*You old ass immigrant bitch niggas’ r fuckin up YouTube with your pointless Niggtard bullshit OMG Im flagging everyone of these videos|whatthefuckareyoudoing.jpg

     
  13. sweethazeleyesjp Says:

    I think it’s better when people make things from scratch rather than buy it in a box because they add all those preservatives an chemicals…no wonder there is so much cancer in the world. People didn’t have cancer back then. Now we have all this modern technology and people are becoming more lazy and buying processed food. Who knows where it comes from.

     
  14. pavelow235 Says:

    Clara, how do you cut the vegetables without cutting your finger, it looks like the knife lands right on your finger after the cut.

     
  15. MrMrtiki Says:

    Looks lovely

     
  16. porcelaincougar Says:

    Seeing you Clara, getting a massage I think was the best part!
    You deserve lots and lots of spoiling!! 🙂

     
  17. jajahpeach Says:

    wow talk about bringing back memories. Back in the late 50’s early 60’s we lived in Morocco and one of the dishes my mother brought back that she made about once a year, because of how time consuming it was to make was couscous. The North African version of couscous is a stew that cooks for hours in a special pot, with an insert for the couscous (the pasta) to cook in. The pasa didn’t used to be a 5 minute boxed item that we have now. The ingredients for the stew vary, but the taste is yum.

     
  18. jajahpeach Says:

    wow talk about bringing back memories. Back in the late 50’s early 60’s we lived in Morocco and one of the dishes my mother brought back that she made about once a year, because of how time consuming it was to make was couscous. The North African version of couscous is a stew that cooks for hours in a special pot, with an insert for the couscous (the pasta) to cook in. The pasa didn’t used to be a 5 minute boxed item that we have now. The ingredients for the stew vary, but the taste is yum.

     
  19. limegre3n18 Says:

    ” It looks just like an arab. ” hahahahah love it.

     
  20. zuznana Says:

    @daw162 I agree. When I was a child, I had great grandparents, great grandmother and grandparents. Now I only have a granddad and no chance of asking more about my nan’s childhood. She passed away couple of weeks ago and with her went my chance. So just do it. :o)

    Clara is great and so inspirational. :o)

     
  21. silkandolive Says:

    This is pretty amazing. Clara is awesome!

     
  22. broadwayFan28 Says:

    I never heard of Couscous until I saw Miss Clara cook it. I tried the easy ones from the store box and it was pretty good.

    Thanks Clara

     
  23. daw162 Says:

    A lot of us probably have grandmothers and grandfathers that could tell us stories like claras. I learned too late in the game that my grandmother had some stories I’d like to hear, they were written off by my parents as talk that was out of date (farming with mules, how they stretched a dollar, what it was like during the depression and the war as farmers where purchases had to be approved)

    If you have grandparents who are still “with it”, they might love to tell you stories of their past.

     
  24. 100percentgradeA Says:

    rigamarole

     
  25. BLModder2010 Says:

    Pause the video, click play, then hold 6 for Stoned Old Lady 😀

     

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