Lessons from the Great Depression, one meal at a time

Clara Cannucciari cooks tomato sauce in her final "Great Depression Cooking" video.

And finally, to great-grandmother Clara Cannucciari. Probably America's oldest Internet sensation. Her cooking videos, "Great Depression Cooking," focus on frugal, old-time recipes And they've garnered more than four million hits on YouTube.

Clara is now 97 years old and lives with her daughter-in-law Nancy, in upstate New York. Take a listen to the audio above to hear her share one of her favorite things to cook, the "Poor Man's Meal."

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Adriene Hill is a correspondent covering the business of entertainment.


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