Talk:Famine food

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Although not taboo, I feel the association of lentils and poverty (c.f. The Young Ones, although I'm sure there are others) shouldn't be passed over. (talk) 00:40, 28 February 2011 (UTC)


I would say in the US (and it may be so in Japan), ramen is considered a poverty food, traditionally eaten by broke students and young adults. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:38, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

Juniper berries[edit]

At both Bryce Canyon NP and Arches NM some years ago, rangers stated that local Indians ate juniper berries in times of drought or famine. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:19, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Rutabagas in Germany[edit]

"Rutabagas were widely used as a food of last resort in Europe during World War I and World War II, and remain particularly unpopular in Germany." ??? What German sources does this originate from? In Northern Germany it's a fall and winter food staple and considered as quite tasty these days. Unpopular? My foot. 2602:306:30BA:28A0:ACA3:725E:2141:FDB4 (talk) 10:02, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

Indeed, unsourced and improbable. I've removed it. (Perhaps "remain unpopular" was seen somewhere in a comment from about 1946.) Sminthopsis84 (talk) 14:31, 11 August 2016 (UTC)