What do starving people eat? The case of Greece through oral history

@article{Hionidou2011WhatDS,
  title={What do starving people eat? The case of Greece through oral history},
  author={Violetta Hionidou},
  journal={Continuity and Change},
  year={2011},
  volume={26},
  pages={113 - 134}
}
  • V. Hionidou
  • Published 19 April 2011
  • Medicine
  • Continuity and Change
ABSTRACT ‘Famine foods’ seems a self-explanatory term but careful reading of the existing literature suggests otherwise. ‘Famine foods’ seem to suggest repulsive and unfamiliar foods consumed only in famine situations. This paper, using the Greek famine of 1941–43 as a case study, suggests that this is not the case. Starving people continue to use foods that they are familiar with or that other sections of the population are familiar with. The very poor sections of the population may well use… 
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