Food That Really Schmecks (Life Writing) (Paperback)

Food That Really Schmecks (Life Writing) By Edna Staebler, Wayson Choy (Introduction by), Rose Murray (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Edna Staebler, Wayson Choy (Introduction by), Rose Murray (Foreword by)
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An updated edition of a bestselling book in the food writing genre from award-winning author and journalist Edna Staebler. In the 1960s, Edna Staebler moved in with an Old Order Mennonite family to absorb their oral history and learn about Mennonite culture and cooking.

From this fieldwork came the cookbook Food That Really Schmecks. Originally published in 1968, Food That Really Schmecks instantly became a classic, selling tens of thousands of copies. Interspersed with practical and memorable recipes are Staebler's stories and anecdotes about cooking, life with the Mennonites, family, and the Waterloo Region. Described by Edith Fowke as folklore literature, Staebler's cookbooks have earned her national acclaim.

Back in print as part of Wilfrid Laurier University Press's Life Writing series, a series devoted celebrating life writing as both genre and critical practice, the updated edition of this groundbreaking book includes a foreword by award-winning author Wayson Choy and a new introduction by well-known food writer Rose Murray.

About the Author

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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780889205215
ISBN-10: 0889205213
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Publication Date: December 4th, 2006
Pages: 360
Language: English
Series: Life Writing