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Daily News Cook Book, 1896
Antique Recipes

1896 Thanksgiving Chicago Record Cook Book

1896 Thanksgiving menu and two unusual (for today) recipes from the Chicago Record Cook Book. This cookbook published menus and recipes sent in by its working-class readers, usually exactly as the readers submitted the recipes. So, here’s a working-class Chicago Thanksgiving menu in 1896, plus the accompanying recipes for Sweetbread Salad and Chestnut Croquettes. (There’s a lot of “working through a sieve” in 1880s recipes. I’m so glad we have blenders and processors!)

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