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Apples Everywhere, Part 4 The Great Depression

Apple Brown Betty and ice cream, recipe below  
Singer, composer, and civil rights activist Eunice Kathleen Waymon aka Nina Simone (1933-2003) was born and raised in Tyron, North Carolina during the Great Depression.  She says most of what she remembers from the very earliest part of her life “is tied up with food and music.” Her mother would stretch the family budget with foods made from ingredients like beans, rice, and apples. Her mother made Brown Betty with fruit from the family garden. “We were poor for a long time but I can’t remember ever going hungry, not once.” Brown Betty is traditional southern recipe that easy to make and great for breakfast or desert later in the day. 

Traditional Brown Betty Recipe: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Apple-Brown-Betty-106204

Vegan Brown Betty Recipe: http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=14007.0

Nina Simone Stories and Recipes: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Simone

Apples Everywhere Series with Recipes: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Apples+Everywhere

Eating While Poor in Baltimore and New York

Apples Everywhere, Part 3 Fried Pies