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Eating While Poor, St. Augustine, Florida

Zora Neale Hurston (courtesy of the State Archives of Florida)
I recently finished a book on the anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston. My research focused on what she had to say about food. In a November 1942 letter from St. Augustine, Florida to Henry Allen Moe, of most likely Harlem, New York, Hurston wrote that she had finished her book and had been enjoying Southern Florida food. As she puts it, “I am down here trying to polish up my book, write three plays and keep on eating.” Hurston's writings describe her constant search for affordable food. She like many during the Great Depression struggled to keep on eating while poor. 

Florida Food Stories and Recipes: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Florida

Zora Neale Hurston Stories and Recipes: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Zora+Neale+Hurston

Eating While Poor Series with Recipes: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Eating+While+Poor

Eating While Poor in 1930's Haiti

Mayor Elect Bill de Blasio and Fast Food Workers