How Banana Bread is Keeping Us All Sane Right Now

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Everyone is making banana bread. But why? It’s more than a matter of practicality. It’s a psychology. As we enter what looks like yet another global recession, I decided to investigate banana bread’s frugal history.

Enter one Mary Ellis Ames, home economist extraordinaire, eminent member of the Pillsbury Cookery Club, and Director of Pillsbury’s Cooking Service, a subsidiary of…