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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