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  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press (Dec 4 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0889205213
  • ISBN-13: 978-0889205215
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 2.3 x 22.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 458 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #62,455 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.



Wayson Choy is the author of Paper Shadows, The Jade Peony, and All That Matters. He was the subject of Unfolding the Butterfly, a full-length film documentary by Michael Glassbourg and has appeared on television and radio across Canada. He is presently working on his second memoir as well as a novel.



Rose Murray, a former English teacher, studied cooking techniques in Paris, Costa Rica, and Hong Kong. Her recipes have regularly appeared in Canadian Living, Elm Street, and Homemakers. The author of nine cookbooks, including A Year in My Kitchen and The Canadian Christmas Cookbook, and contributor to more than forty others, Rose Murray lives in Cambridge, Ontario.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Diana on Sept. 26 2010
Format: Paperback
Recipes reminiscent of the smells from Oma's kitchen, even if they're not exactly the same. Many old time favorites, and lots of new ones, too. I've had this set for many years in hard cover, and given many as gifts to family and friends. My children even use these ... so, when my daughter wanted to borrow the books to take to her apartment in Toronto, the other 3 objected ... it was time to give each of them their own set. Too bad they don't come in hard cover anymore. Well worth the investment!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marka on Feb. 12 2009
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Of the three books in the series, this is clearly the one to acquire. The recipes are truly in the "Eastern European?" cooking tradition I remember.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nan on April 2 2014
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This book ought not to be offered in Kindle format. It's a great read, rollicking at times and very engaging, but this kind of book ought to be able to be thumbed over, dripped on, flipped back and forth easily...none of which activities are suitable or even possible in a Kindle edition. I would have had a far different opinion had I read it as a 'real' book. Too bad.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Linda S. Holland on Oct. 27 2009
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If you like cooking with chicken fat, lard and lots of butter you'll like this book. I bought it for a particular cake recipe that I had in a restaurant and was told it came from this book. I'd hoped it would have a lot of other yummy stuff just like it. And it does ... but most are so 'out there' (suet pudding) or so old fashioned (hot headcheese) or unavailable (fried rabbit) that I'll never use them. It reminds me of how my grandma (born around 1900) used to cook. Nostalgic, but not very healthy. Having said that it's very 'folksy' and interesting to read about a soup that's good "if you've just had all your teeth out". So I'll make the cake and maybe try a couple of the pie and cookie recipes but the rest of the book just isn't very healthy or practical in this day and age.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A mouth-watering medley of country home cooking recipes May 12 2007
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Written by award-winning journalist Edna Staebler, Food that Really Schmecks: Mennonite Country Cooking is the commemorative edition of a classic cookbook originally published in 1968, now featuring a new foreword by award-winning author Wayson Choy and a new introduction by food writer Rose Murray. Interspersed with Staebler's true stories and anecdotes about cooking, Mennonites, her own family, and daily life in the Waterloo region, recipes in Food That Really Schmecks range from Crusty Chicken Potpie to Beet and Red Cabbage Salad to Porridge Bread, Maple Custard, Emanuel's Dandelion Wine, and much more. A mouth-watering medley of country home cooking recipes that pass the test of time with flying colors.
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MY FAVORITES Aug. 3 2007
By Catherine M. Lafler - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
'Food That Really Schnmecks' and 'More Food That Really Schmecks' are both wonderful books. Story books with recipes. I received Edna Staebler's 'Food that Really Schmecks' as a gift from my Grandmother. It's very special to me not only because of whom it's from but because my entire family uses these recipes - they're handed down from generation to generation. I'm from Kitchener - the same area as Edna - she and her recipes are very popular there and I am now 'spreading' them in the US.

Edna's recipes are so easy to follow and prepare and the food really does "schmeck"! Wonderful books from a very friendly, wonderful woman. I wish she had time to publish more "schmeck's". These books are worth buying.


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