"Twenty-five Cent Dinners for Families of Six" by Juliet Corson

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Juliet Corson​

Yes. You read that right! In 1878, Juliet Corson put together this book on economic housekeeping. Obviously it has become quite impossible to feed anyone on twenty-five cents, but many of her principles on how to cook economically have not changed very much. We can still enjoy the recipes Ms. Corson compiled and learn from her introductory notes.

Juliet Corson was born in 1841. She became a cookery teacher, a writer and the founder of the New York Cooking School in 1876. She wrote many articles and several cookery books, including "Cooking Manual" (1877) and "Miss Corson's Practical American Cookery" (1886).

You can access "Twenty-five Cent Dinners for Families of Six" at the website provided below.

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A recipe from the book...

Apple Snow

Make this dish when eggs are cheap. Pare, and core a quart of apples, (cost five cents,) stew them to a pulp with just water enough to moisten them, rub them through a seive, and sweeten them to taste. Beat the whites of six eggs, (cost six cents,) with two tablespoonfuls of powdered sugar, to a stiff froth; beat the apple-pulp to a froth; mix the egg and apple together very lightly, turning the bowl of the spoon over and over instead of stirring it around; then beat them with an egg whisk until they look like snow. Pile the snow high in the centre of a dish, putting it in by the tablespoonful, and taking care not to break it down; in the top of the heap of snow put a fresh flower or a green sprig; and if you have any currant jelly, lay a few bits around the base. The effect of the dish is very pretty, and it can be made for about fifteen cents.
 


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