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Food That Really Schmecks
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 Stae...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published December 1st 2006 by Wilfrid Laurier University Press
(first published January 1st 1968)
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The original of this book did influence the way I've recorded recipes. The sidebars are such an important part! Upon rereading I felt Stablers writing was not as heart warming as I had thought but it was of huge interest to read that she was a writer who took this on as a project!
This is the book that started my life long love affair with cookbooks. I read them like novels imagining the meals I could be preparing. This book is immensely charming and fun to read. Her cookies are great and her Neil Harbour bread recipe is my favourite bread recipe of all time.