- Series: World Community Cookbooks
- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Herald Press (June 3, 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0836192648
- ISBN-13: 978-0836192643
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 64 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,389,489 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Extending the Table: A World Community Cookbook (World Community Cookbooks)
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Extending the Table calls itself "a world community cookbook," but it is far more than that. Yes, there are recipes here from all over the globe: Sesame Spinach Salad from Korea, Hunter's Stew from Poland, and Watermelon Jan from Botswana. There are myriad rice dishes, lots of recipes featuring beans and lentils, and an array of delicious beverages--from Philippine Punch to a Ginger Cooler from the Ivory Coast. But what makes this cookbook so special is its social conscience: following the lead of Doris Janzen Longacre, author of the More-with-Less Cookbook, Extending the Table invites readers to reduce their own levels of consumption and share resources with others around the world. Even more, it encourages us to learn from the global community. In addition to the recipes, there are stories about both individuals and whole cultures, explanations of the importance of certain types of food in different lands, and the rituals that surround particular meals. Extending the Table is the work of the Mennonite Central Committee, and many of the contributors are missionaries whose faith in the values of humility, community, and respect for others imbues the pages of this thought-provoking book. Extending the Table is truly food for the body and soul! --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From Publishers Weekly
Cooks who don't object to dishes garnished with Christian moralizing (primarily on the virtues of sharing and the "sacred nature of food"141 ) will find an abundance of appetizing ideas for everyday cookery in this collection commissioned by the Mennonite Central Committee. Home economistp. 6 Schlabach's first cookbook brings together recipes from more than 80 different countries, from familiar Polish bigos or Chinese hot-and-sour soup to the more exotic--chicken with garlic and lime juice from Guadeloupe, and a recipe from Chad for meatballs that contain ground sesame and melon seeds as well as other seasonings. Some recipes have been adapted, mostly to reduce fat content or shorten preparation time. For example, Ugandan groundnut sauce can be prepared from scratch using raw peanuts, but a quick and very flavorful version can be whipped up by substituting chunky peanut butter. Some recipes, like Belizean potato salad and sayur manis (a sweet and spicy Indonesian dish made with butternut squash), include microwave instructions.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Most than just recipes, however, there are many anecdotes, indigenous proverbs, and scripture verses that illustrate tremendously heart warming humanity. I've learned more about the spirit of hospitality and generosity in reading this book than from any other source in my life. Some stories will wrench your heart. Others will make you laugh. Still others will change how you see some things in your life for the better, and that's truly saying something about the quality of the content in this book. I'm nearly finished just reading the whole book like a novel.
Buy this book if you are interested in ingenious ways to cook in a frugal manner, if you are looking for hope concerning the human condition, or if you like good and accessible recipes.
It's important to us to live lightly on the earth and not overconsume, so we are delighted to have this resource to help us eat "low" on the food chain while also saving money and eating some of the tastiest dishes we've ever made! I really like that it's a cookbook not just about eating, but about everything from farming and environmentalism to poverty and hunger to fellowship and sharing to energy use in cooking. It really helps us make conscious choices about our cooking - after all, food is a moral choice.
But most of all, the recipes are all delicious, hearty, nutritious, inexpensive, and easy to make, even for a cooking klutz like me!
I bought the Kindle version so I could do some quick research and found it was flooded with copy errors. This morning the printed edition arrived and the errors were not there. I can't imagine why someone didn't proof the work before offering it for sale.
I am very pleased with the author's comments. They help illuminate the people, and that's what the book is really about.