The Ellis Island Immigrant Cookbook

Our common past through recipes and reminiscences of our immigrant ancestors

The Ellis Island Immigrant Cookbook is a heartwarming, 272-pg. spiral-bound book containing Ellis Island immigrant recipes representing thirty countries.

The book also includes family histories that together provide a glimpse of how immigrants arrived to America and began recreating the smells and tastes that would remind them of home.

Additionally, the book includes food preservation tips as well as a brief history and chronology of Ellis Island with advice on how to plan your own trip.

Reviews of the Ellis Island Immigrant Cookbook:



“One of the year’s more engaging cookbooks” — Florence Fabricant The New York Times


“Old world flavors are immigrants’ legacy to descendants. . .” —Saint Paul Pioneer Press


“Worldly flavors of the Ellis Island Cookbook will whet your appetite.” — The Jersey Journal

A sample recipe page:

Nelly O’Leary’s Irish Soda Bread




This book includes recipes from:
Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Lebanon, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Norway, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Spain, St. Vincent, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Wales, Yugoslavia



Ellis Island Immigrant Cookbook

The story of our common past told through the recipes and reminiscences of our immigrant ancestors


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