Clara Cannucciari Biography: Who is Clara Cannucciari?  


Clara Cannucciari was an American cook best recognized as the host of the web series Great Depression Cooking with Clara. She is the author of the book Clara’s Kitchen.

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Cologira “Clara” Cannucciari was born on August 18, 1915, in Chicago, Illinois, the United States of America. She was brought up alongside a brother named Sam Bonfanti. She was born as one of the two children of her parents Josephine Bonfanti and Joe Bonfanti.

Clara Cannucciari lived through North America’s Great Depression. According to her, she had to drop out of high school due to the fact that her family could not afford socks. She rose to prominence on the internet after her grandson posted her videos on YouTube.


Clara Cannucciari’s grandson Christopher Cannucciari started filming her while preparing her mother’s Depression meals in 2007. The videos were later assembled into the YouTube series Great Depression Cooking with Clara. She gained recognition around the web following this.

Clara Cannucciari retired after her 96th birthday. She uploaded her last video on April 18, 2019 (Fried Fish). She passed away on November 29, 2013, at the age of 98, in Skaneateles, New York, the United States of America.

Clara Cannucciari is the author of the book, Clara’s Kitchen: Wisdom, Memories, and Recipes from the Great Depression.

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