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Food That Really Schmecks


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Those Mouth-Watering Mennonite Meals; The Twin Cities with Schmecks Appeal; Some Drinks, Wines and Punches; Soups; Meats, Fowl and Fish; Vegetables; Salads; Sweets and Sours; Brunches, Lunches, Suppers and Leftovers; Baking with Yeast; Biscuits, Muffins, Quick Breads and Fat Cakes; Cookies; A Cake in the House; Pies and Tarts; Desserts; Candy; A Variety of Things; And Finally; Measurement Conversion Table; Index.

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


One of the best-loved, quirkiest cookbooks ever published in Canada, Food That Really Schmecks is by Edna Staebler....Its charm hasnt stale-dated; the recipes are homey and local (long before urban sophisticates considered that a virtue), featuring such timeless dishes as Schnippled Bean Salad and Shoo-fly Pie. As much a snapshot of a way of life as a book of recipes, Food That Really Schmecks is infused with Staeblers keen observations, anecdotes and a frank, no-nonsense approach. Sasha Chapman, The Globe 100
``This book's major joy is Staebler's writing style. She doesn't treat food as something to revere or fear--food is to be eaten and enjoyed. Her chatty, humorous, and no-nonsense narrative leaves readers feeling as if they are reading a letter from a dear friend. She also includes conversations from Bevvy Martin's family, such as her introduction to the Sour Cream Raisin Pie: `Be reckless, forget about calories; you won't get this Pennsylvania Dutch speciality very often. Tell that to your guests.''' --, May 2007, 200701
``Interspersed with Staebler's true stories and anecdotes about cooking, Mennonites, her own family, and daily life in Waterloo region, reciptes in Food That Really Schmecks range from Crusty Chicken Potpie to Beet and Red Cabbage Salad to Porridge Bread, Maple Custard, Emanuel's Dandeline Wine, and much more. A mouth-watering medley of country home cooking recipes that pass the test of time with flying colours.'' -- The Midwest Book Review, May 2007, 200705

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