Food that Really Schmecks

byEdna StaeblerIntroduction byWayson ChoyForeword byRose Murray

December 4, 2006|
Food that Really Schmecks by Edna Staebler
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Updated version of this bestselling Mennonite cookbook. 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.

Edna Staebler who passed away in 2006 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...
Title:Food that Really Schmecks
Product dimensions:360 pages, 8.97 X 6.02 X 0.91 in
Shipping dimensions:360 pages, 8.97 X 6.02 X 0.91 in
Published:December 4, 2006
Publisher:Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780889205215

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