Frugal Cooking

Juliet Corson was an educator in the field of culinary arts during the late 1800s. She founded the first successful cooking school in New York City in 1876, the New York School of Cookery.

To help poor working families eat more cheaply, in 1877, she wrote and distributed for free a 40-page booklet titled “Fifteen Cent Dinners for Workingmen’s Families.”

Fifteen Cent Dinners for Workingmen’s Families, by Juliet Corson (1877)