More-with-Less Cookbook (World Community Cookbook) and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $19.99
  • Save: $4.91 (25%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Want it Tuesday, April 22? Order within and choose Two-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Acceptable | Details
Sold by CWJBOOKS
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: exlibrary softcover book, usual library markings. and stickers has some reader wear,
Add to Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

More-With-Less Cookbook (World Community Cookbook) Paperback

ISBN-13: 978-0836192636 ISBN-10: 083619263X Edition: Updated Edition

See all 12 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from Collectible from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$15.08
$9.99 $4.79

Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student



Frequently Bought Together

More-With-Less Cookbook (World Community Cookbook) + Simply in Season Expanded Edition (World Community Cookbook) + Extending the Table: A World Community Cookbook
Price for all three: $52.84

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Big Spring Books
Editors' Picks in Spring Releases
Ready for some fresh reads? Browse our picks for Big Spring Books to please all kinds of readers.

Product Details

  • Series: World Community Cookbook
  • Paperback: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Herald Press; Updated Edition edition (July 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 083619263X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0836192636
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (217 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,475 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

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!

--Booknotes Blog, Hearts & Minds Books

About the Author

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.


More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

The recipes are simple and easy to make.
Amazon Customer
The recipes are great, nothing too out there, just good food my family will love.
LL Cool Jack
I have been using this book for years and bought this one for my daughter.
Nora Barker

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

103 of 104 people found the following review helpful By E. Barron VINE VOICE on August 29, 2003
Format: Spiral-bound
I plan to buy a second copy of this cookbook because my copy of the original edition is stained with 24 years of use. This is where I go for ideas when I have to fix a meal and don't have anything special around to use. This food isn't gourmet, but there are plenty of plain, good recipes. This book has my favorite recipes for cornbread and tortillas, and many, many main dish recipes for basic home cooking.
The spiral binding is a big plus, allowing the book to be laid open flat while I cook. More cookbooks should be bound this way!

Of course the greatest treasure of this book is the wisdom and insight of Doris Longacre, the late author. For the reader who never plans to cook a thing, the insights she shares about life, hospitality, the world's resources and respect for other cultures all make the More-With-Less Cookbook worth buying and reading multiple times.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
84 of 85 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 12, 1998
Format: Spiral-bound
I'm ordering a new copy of this cookbook from Amazon because the copy I was given as a wedding present 13 years ago has completely fallen apart. This is a cookbook with a difference - it's not just a compilation of recipes, but can change the ways you think about food and cooking. It's been one of the biggest influences on the way I cook - second only, perhaps, to my Pennsylvania Dutch grandmother. Many recipes are written with optional ingredients and/or procedures, and cooks are encouraged to substitute and use what is on hand and most economical for their own situations. Besides the recipes, the book is packed with ideas: ways to use up left-overs; gardening, canning, and freezing suggestions - you name it! This is a cookbook for EVERYONE - vegetarians and meat eaters, city and country folks, singles, couples and families.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
69 of 72 people found the following review helpful By apoem TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 29, 2006
Format: Spiral-bound
This cookbook is exactly what it sounds like- a cookbook about eating more with less. It is not all about eating hamburger but it is about saving money, eating nutritious meals that are cost effective and delicious.

Every recipe calls for normal ingredients that you would typically have on hand in your kitchen. The recipes we have tried have been a hit in my family and have been easy to prepre. The directions are clear and easy to read.

Enjoy. Well worth the money.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
39 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Clare Teresa on July 14, 2006
Format: Spiral-bound
I love this cookbook! Besides being filled with wonderful, practical and frugal recipes, it is chock full of information about eating for better health and for the health of the planet. I have spent many evenings curled up reading this cookbook. If you read cookbooks, this is one to not miss!

A couple of notes regarding other reviewers' comments. First, it is NOT a gourmet cookbook, and doesn't pretend to be. This is a collection of thrifty recipes, some with an international flavor, and focuses on readily available ingredients. In most cases, the international flavor comes from Mennonites who spent years in service in developing countries. So, the recipes are international peasant cuisine which has been adapted to North American tastes. If what you are looking for is gourmet cuisine, look elsewhere. On the other hand, if what I said above is resonating with you, in addition to this book, you may be interested in "Extending the Table," another MCC cookbook.

A couple of people have noted that the Christian undertone of the book bothered them. I'm not sure why that is. I am always interested in the philosophies that motivate people, no matter what they are. It would be a shame for anyone to miss out on a great book because they are uncomfortable with the faith of the author. Mennonites are part of the larger Anabaptist movement, which also includes the Amish, so they are definitely Christians. But their faith is also what calls them to service to the poor and marginalized.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
36 of 36 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 5, 2002
Format: Spiral-bound
I found this book reduced on the rack of my local grocery store 18 years ago. We lived on a homestead in N Mich., supporting three people on my husband's income of $150/wk. I had $10/wk for groceries, bought staples in 20lb bags thru a food co-op, and froze or canned almost everything we ate. This book was used more than any other cookbook in my library. I learned how to make my own brown sugar, pancake syrup, soybean sandwich spread, and many other things I couldn't afford to buy at the store. This cookbook allowed us to eat better quality meals than most people with much higher incomes, and also let me stretch my dollar to the limit. I don't have such income restrictions today, but still live and eat simply. By the way, my favorite recipe is the Six-layer dish (Casserole). It is very simple to prepare in the morning, bake slowly all day, and gets raves at pot-lucks for flavor. Enjoy!
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Sioneva on March 15, 2004
Format: Spiral-bound
The two bad reviews of this cookbook that I've seen focus on it being too simple and "reducing" the subtlety of recipes. After growing up as a missionary kid in West Africa with a mom who relied on this cookbook and after learning how to cook out of it, I disagree. The recipes are simple so that you can modify them to suit your own tastes and what's locally available. If you're looking for a gourmet cookbook, this isn't it...but if you're looking for a superb basic cookbook that will teach you not only how to cook but also how to be more aware of the world around you, this is it. I have other cookbooks that I use frequently, but if I could only have two, I've have Joy of Cooking and this. The Oatmeal Bread, Spaghetti Sauce, Scrambled Eggs & Noodles and Chow Mein recipes are amongst my all-time favorites.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search
ARRAY(0xa0b26f90)

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?