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Food That Really Schmecks

Food That Really Schmecks by Edna Staebler
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An iPad version of Food That Really Schmecks is now available. New material in the app includes photos and videos of Edna Staebler and the Waterloo Region countryside. Recipes are easily searchable, and users can upload photos and recipe comments and suggestions that will be shared to all users, just like your grandma's scribbles in the margins of the family cookbook.

Enjoy the convenience of traditional recipes through mobile technology. You can easily search recipes and ingredients; add notes and commments to recipes, photos, and stories; upload your own pictures to the recipes; take a virtual tour of Waterloo Region; and watch video tributes to Edna Staebler.

The app is available free for a limited time on iTunes.

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, 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, Mennonites, her family, and Waterloo Region. Described by Edith Fowke as folklore literature, Staebler's cookbooks have earned her national acclaim.

Including this long-anticipated reprint of Food That Really Schmecks in our Life Writing series recognizes the cultural value of its narratives, positing it as a groundbreaking book in the food writing genre. This edition includes a foreword by award-winning author Wayson Choy and a new introduction by the well-known food writer Rose Murray.

Wilfrid Laurier University Press; December 2006
359 pages; ISBN 9780889205321
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Title: Food That Really Schmecks
Author: Edna Staebler
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'Food that Really Schmecks' - St. John's Telegram
Sat, 24 Jan 2009 08:06:15 -0800
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Tue, 02 Dec 2014 21:06:27 -0800
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