Food That Really Schmecks

Food That Really Schmecks

Mennonite Country Cooking as Prepared by My Mennonite Friend, Bevvy Martin, My Mother and Other Fine Cooks

Book - 1968
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In the 1960s, Edna Staebler moved in with an Old Order Mennonite family to absorb their oral history and learn about Mennonite culture and cooking. From this fieldwork came the cookbook "Food That Really Schmecks." Originally published in 1968, "Schmecks" instantly became a classic, selling tens of thousands of copies. Interspersed with practical and memorable recipes are Staebler's stories and anecdotes about cooking, Mennonites, her family, and Waterloo Region. Described by Edith Fowke as folklore literature, Staebler's cookbooks have earned her national acclaim.

Including this long-anticipated reprint of "Food That Really Schmecks" in our "Life Writing" series recognizes the cultural value of its narratives, positing it as a groundbreaking book in the food writing genre. This edition includes a foreword by award-winning author Wayson Choy and a new introduction by the well-known food writer Rose Murray.

Publisher: Toronto : McGraw-Hill Ryerson, c1968
ISBN: 9780070773929
Branch Call Number: 641/.597/1344/Sta 4901 01
641/.597/1344/Sta 4902 01
641/.597/1344/Sta 4903 01
Characteristics: v, 297 p. ; 23 cm


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rowanquincy Jun 06, 2014

I have this book and I use it often. Satisfying easy to make recipes that will please most.

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