This is not only a fabulous cookbook that has helped thousands of families establish a climate of joy and concern for others at mealtime, it can help you improve your nutrition and save money, too. It outlines three ways to eat more-with-less and invites us to consider the global implications of our dietary choices. There are sidebars with stories, pictures, prayers and verses, making this truly a distinctively Christian cookbook, solid with great recipes, and wholesome, faithful ideas scattered through-out. We have some friends that have literally worn out several of these, as they are truly that useful---with simple, helpful stuff about complimentary proteins and ways to create meals that respect what is now called
sustainable agriculture. As it says on the back, these recipes are
kind to your wallet, your waistline, and the larger world. Three cheers for the Mennonite Central Committee and their good work bringing global concerns to the table in such a refreshing, pleasant way. 500 recipes!
Doris Janzen Longacre was associated with Mennonite Central Committee and its worldwide ministries in the name of Christ.
She grew up in Elbing, Kansas, and Tucson, Arizona. She attended Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas, received her BA in home economics from Goshen (Ind.) College in 1961, and studied at Goshen Biblical Seminary.
Doris served as dietician of Hesston (Kan.) College (1961-63), as MCC hostess of the Language Study Center in Vietnam (1964-67), and in another MCC assignment in Indonesia (1971-72).
She was congregational chair at Akron (Pa.) Mennonite Church (1973-76), board member for Goshen Biblical Seminary (1976-79), and a frequent speaker and workshop leader at church conferences in Canada and the United States.
Doris lived in Akron, Pennsylvania, and was married to Paul Longacre. Their two daughters are Cara Longacre Hurst and Marta van Zanten.
In 1979, just prior to the completion of her second book Living More with Less Doris passed away at age 39 after a 31-month battle with cancer.
She once said,
I have always liked to cook, particularly experimenting, developing a recipe. I seldom make a recipe twice the same way. I also find satisfaction in cooking and serving foods from other countries.
I've owned this cookbook for over 20 years, and recently bought a copy to give to my daughter who is getting married. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Michelle A. Barnhart
One of my long time favorite cookbooks. I bought this copy for my daughter so that she could use it when cooking for her family too!Published 3 months ago by Sherry
2nd copy of this cookbook. Wore the other one out. The only cookbook I have ever had that I have used most of the recipes.Published 3 months ago by Robin Munro
This book might have good recipes but first you must print them using a blown up print! The print is so small, I thought I needed new glasses. Everybody did. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
Excellent resource for responsible cooking and eating. I bought my copy in my early 20's after college. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Brian R. Jackins
It is a great cook book that has a lot of good tips for people with little resources. I used to have one but lost it. I am glad I found it on Amazon.Published 4 months ago by P. J. Templeton
This book is my all time favorite cook book mostly because I was raised on this book. My best friend of 12 years was really raised on this book and about the beginning of our... Read morePublished 5 months ago by mln9