Immigrant Meals from the Late 1800s
I recently discovered a cookbook titled "Fifteen Cent Dinners for Families of Six", an 1877 version of a budget friendly cookbook for immigrants living in New York City. Originally published by Juliet Corson, this cookbook is now part of the American Antiquarian Society's cookbook collection.
Corson, the founder of the New York Cooking School, published the 44-page pamphlet during a time when poor immigrant families were prevalent in New York City. Many lived in squalor.