Ever wonder what was a popular American dish during the 30â€™s and 40â€™s? What did most people eat and consume in these hard times in American history of the early 20th Century? My self I feel very old fashioned when I eat a nice sized NY cut stake, mashed potatoes and gravy with corn or peas on the side. A nice Green salad is always good to start off with. Biscuits and gravy was also very popular back then. I have often asked my grandfather what he enjoyed when he was young and milk toast came up. He also likes Cantaloupe with black pepper on it! I have tried this and itâ€™s not bad at all. Most food today was being consumed back then just in different ways. Food today can be fresher then the goods back then seeing refrigeration rail cars were cooled by large blocks of ice and today, itâ€™s a little more advanced. On the other side of the coin, people living in the farmlands really did eat rather well! Home made every thing was the way of life and I have had experienced farm home cooking! Chicken that was cleaned and prepared from their coupe that day, mashed potatoes from their garden with other cooked vegetables and cant forget the home made biscuits! I wish I could enjoy this every day but, well I donâ€™t live on a farm so that kills that idea. I also feel that the soil was richer back then and most fruits and vegetables had more vitamins and minerals then the stuff you buy in the market today. Also beef and other poultry were fed whole grains to that of todayâ€™s tripe of processed animal byproducts. Talk about mad cow! For me thereâ€™s nothing better then a fresh home cooked meal with all the trimmings. Just so nice and refreshing. I have often thought about getting vintage cookbooks and going the whole way. Any one do this already and fallow the recipes precisely? Ok, Iâ€™ll just stop gabbing and let this thread start to grow! Comments and thoughts would be great! Root.