Atlas Obscura has several articles about recipes that were created during hard times. Scarcity of ingredients or their expense led to a lot of creativity:
- 7 Historic Dishes Born from Tough Times You Can Make At Home
- Even More Historic Dishes Born From Tough Times to Make at Home
- 6 Comfort Food Born of Historic Times of Discomfort
I think it is safe to say we are in a time of discomfort. Maybe some tomato soup cake will hit the spot.