The definitive Mennonite cookbook for decades, first published in 1950. Discover simple, wonderful country cookery from the kitchens of Dutch, German, Swiss and Russian Mennonites across the country. While many recipes cannot be called "low-fat," this is honest-to-goodness, back-to-the-land cooking that uses none of the processed foods we rely on today.
Definitions of Common Cooking Terms
Excerpt from Introduction:
Among the cookbooks on the pantry shelf at home there has always been the little hand-written notebook of recipes. As a child I learned that this blue notebook, which contained a collection of my mother's favorite recipes, was her favorite cookbook.
Since a cookbook of the favorite recipes of Mennonite families had never been published, I now began to sense that the handwritten recipe books were responsible. I asked to see them wherever I went and was astonished to learn how many of them had been destroyed in recent years. The daughters of today were guilty of pushing them aside in favor of the new, just as I had done one day.
This collection is a compilation of over 1,100 recipes, chosen from more than 5,000 recipes sent in. They come to you from most of the Mennonite communities in the United States and Canada.
- Mary Emma Showalter, 1950