“Mennonite Community Cookbook” cookbook subtitled “1400 mouthwatering recipes from old Mennonite cookbooks, brought up-to-date with standard measures and directions. Simple but wonderful country cookery contributed by Mennonite families all over the United States and Canada” by Mary Emma Showalter. Originally published by Holt, Reinhart and Winston in 1950, this is a tenth printing from 1961. The cookbook is a hard cover measuring 6¼ x 9¼ inches with 494 pages, it is in very good gently used condition.
Mary Emma Showalter has compiled favorite recipes from hundreds of Mennonite women noted for their excellent cooking. Tantalizing dishes brought to this country directly from old Dutch, German, Swiss, and Russian kitchens. Original directions like a dab of cinnamon or ten blubs of molasses have been standardized to help you get the same wonderful and individuality and flavor. Showalter introduces each chapter with her own nostalgic recollection of cookery in grandma’s day–the pie shelf in the springhouse, outdoor bake ovens, the summer kitchen. Beautifully illustrated with color photographs and drawings by Naomi Nissley.