Food that Really Schmecks

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Food that Really Schmecks

by Edna Staebler
Introduction by Wayson Choy
Foreword by Rose Murray

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | December 4, 2006 | Trade Paperback

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An iPad version of Food That Really Schmecks is now available. New material in the app includes photos and videos of Edna Staebler and the Waterloo Region countryside. Recipes are easily searchable, and users can upload photos and recipe comments and suggestions that will be shared to all users, just like your grandma’s scribbles in the margins of the family cookbook.

Enjoy the convenience of traditional recipes through mobile technology. You can easily search recipes and ingredients; add notes and commments to recipes, photos, and stories; upload your own pictures to the recipes; take a virtual tour of Waterloo Region; and watch video tributes to Edna Staebler.

The app is available free for a limited time on iTunes.

ABOUT THE BOOK
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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 360 pages, 8.97 × 6.02 × 0.91 in

Published: December 4, 2006

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0889205213

ISBN - 13: 9780889205215

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Food that Really Schmecks

by Edna Staebler
Introduction by Wayson Choy
Foreword by Rose Murray

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 360 pages, 8.97 × 6.02 × 0.91 in

Published: December 4, 2006

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0889205213

ISBN - 13: 9780889205215

About the Book

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.

From the Publisher

An iPad version of Food That Really Schmecks is now available. New material in the app includes photos and videos of Edna Staebler and the Waterloo Region countryside. Recipes are easily searchable, and users can upload photos and recipe comments and suggestions that will be shared to all users, just like your grandma’s scribbles in the margins of the family cookbook.

Enjoy the convenience of traditional recipes through mobile technology. You can easily search recipes and ingredients; add notes and commments to recipes, photos, and stories; upload your own pictures to the recipes; take a virtual tour of Waterloo Region; and watch video tributes to Edna Staebler.

The app is available free for a limited time on iTunes.

ABOUT THE BOOK
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.

About the Author

Edna Staebler who recently passed away in her 101st year was an award-winning journalist and a regular contributor to Maclean’s, Chatelaine, and many other magazines. She is the author of Cape Breton Harbour, Places I’ve Been and People I’ve Known and the Schmecks cookbook series. Must Write: Edna Staebler’s Diaries, edited by Christl Verduyn, was published by Laurier Press in 2005.

Rose Murray, a former English teacher, studied cooking techniques in Paris, Costa Rica, and Hong Kong. Her recipes have regularly appeared in Canadian Living, Elm Street, and Homemakers. The author of nine cookbooks, including A Year in My Kitchen and The Canadian Christmas Cookbook, and contributor to more than forty others, Rose Murray lives in Cambridge, Ontario.

Wayson Choy is the author of Paper Shadows, The Jade Peony, and All That Matters. He was the subject of Unfolding the Butterfly, a full-length film documentary by Michael Glassbourg and has appeared on television and radio across Canada. He is presently working on his second memoir as well as a novel.

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