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Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking: A Mennonite Community Cookbook Hardcover – April 4, 2000


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Gramercy; n Later printing edition (April 4, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 051716213X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0517162132
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.5 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,276,330 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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Over 1,100 mouth-watering recipes are in this fabulous collection of favorites contributed by Mennonite families from all over the United States and Canada. All the recipes have been brought up-to-date for directions and measurements so whether it's oyster chowder or apple fritters, or the many main dishes and desserts that make Mennonite cooking so delicious, all of them can be enjoyed by the modern cook.

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 16, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This book is a reprint of the authors' _Mennonite Community Cookbook_ ... Every single page is identical, word for word (just a different cover, title, and typeface) - which to me constitutes gross misrepresentation since I couldn't find that mentioned anywhere in the book, and I obviously wouldn't knowingly have ordered a duplicate copy. However, if you don't have the earlier book, you will love it. (The reason I ordered it was because I like the original book so much, and was therefore eager to see a seemingly new title attributed to them.)
It is a compilation of recipes culled from Mennonites. Since the original book was written in 1950, the directions are nowhere near as explicit as they would be today -- and there are very few "warm, fuzzy" notes prefacing recipes, so you can't tell if something was included because it is quick and easy, cheap, uses readily available ingreadients (which may be expensive today and hard for you to locate) or because it is incredibly delicious. But the gems in the collection make it well worth owning, and I love the book. My one and only complaint is that this edition is not marked as a reprint of the original. Once again, if you don't already own the original, this one is lovely.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 21, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Our house burned down in June of this year, taking all my cookbooks with it. This was the first one I replaced and am ordering two more to give as Christmas presents. It is excellent!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. Sutcliff on September 20, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This is a wonderful cookbook. It made me very nostolgic for my grandmother's upstate NY kitchen. I agree with the earlier reviewer that the recipes are nowhere as specific as those in more modern cookbooks. However that's not a detraction to me: they look just like the ones on my grandmother's recipe cards! There are indeed real gems in this collection and overall it's a good read.
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By A. Davis on December 5, 2007
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is fun cookbook to simply read. It has some very interesting information about old-time cooking, as well as wonderful recipes. It also has a miscellaneous section which has some fascinating recipes that are probably there more to be read than tried in modern times. Even if you never make a single recipe from this book (but you should!), it's a good read.

I've enjoyed everything I've made from it so far.
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