Number in The News: 90 — Depression-era recipes go viral for coronavirus-era home cooks

July 31, 2020

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Glen Powell is shown behind a stack of cookbooks and holding one up titled, "My Favorite Recipe."

Glen Powell, host of the YouTube channel “Glen and Friends Cooking,” poses with old recipe books that his grandparents used during the Depression era. Powell’s YouTube videos, in which he whips up recipes from as far back as the 1930s, has gained traction in the past few months as people are stuck at home with sparse pantries due to coronavirus-related restrictions.


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From The World and PRX, this is The Number in the News. Today’s number: 90.

Since early 2019, Glen Powell has been sharing recipes from vintage cookbooks, including many from the Depression era, on his YouTube channel, "Glen & Friends Cooking." But as the coronavirus crisis has forced home cooks to get creative in the kitchen, some of these 90-year-old recipes have gone viral recently.

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