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Cover large flat plate with flour for dredging. Drizzle some sauce with raisins over top. Food That Really Schmecks was hailed as an instant classic when it first appeared in Janine Werby rated it it was amazing Mar 25, Eden rated it it was amazing Sep 05, Add the vanilla, boiling water and soda.

It has been translated into several languages and is sold all over the world.

Food That Really Schmecks

This edition includes a foreword by award-winning author Wayson Choy and a new introduction by the well-known food writer Rose Murray. I have had this book since my university days in the late ‘s. Edna Staebler books are always a great read! Put the beans into boiling salted water and cook them just along enough to be barely soft. She doesn’t treat food thay something to revere or fear–food is to be eaten and enjoyed.

Slice meat thinly against grain. Cover to keep warm. The marinade is traditionally made with vinegar, but Staebler gives the option of substituting red wine, which she prefers.


Sarah rated it really liked it Oct 12, Skim fat from liquid. Rub beef with salt to taste. Remove thaat to cutting board. Save it to use with other meats or employ half the cooking liquid three cups and scale down the sauce ingredients. Eat at Our House. Refresh and try again.

Food That Really Schmecks – Edna Staebler’s Cookbook

The Sauerbraten beef smelled heavenly as it simmered, but the sauce was problematic. Recipes and stories from the Old Foo Menonite family which Staebler moved in with blend together to create not just a cookbook, but what Edith Fowke described as folklore literature. I told Edna about going cross country skiing last winter and one of the skiers produced these delicious cookies at lunch time and said they were made from a recipe in her cookbook that called for chicken fat.

Kevin John McDonald rated it really wchmecks it Oct 24, Turn heat to medium-high. I have literally made hundreds of recipes from this book.

Jesse De Angelis rated it it was amazing Apr 05, View all 8 comments. Mar 04, Tracy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Impress your dinner guests with a side of local lore. From this fieldwork came the cookbook Food Fpod Really Schmecks.

In fact, Schmecks often works better as a glimpse of realpy history than as a cookbook. Originally published inSchmecks instantly became a classic, selling tens of thousands of copies. Jun 09, Nancy Cousintine rated it it was amazing. Many of the recipes have stories about their creators and where they come from. WLU Press rated it it was amazing Jul 30, Edna is very charming, small and shy in appearance, but when she talks about Waterloo County.

Staebler has her way with franks, with dishes like Weiner Vegetable Casserole.


Schmecking, one last time

I made baked beans yesterday and decided to bake bread today to go with it. While visiting at a summer cottage I found the perfect rising place on a cool day was the seat of my car parked in the sun.

Coat beef rreally with flour. Happy reading, and happy eating! A perfect blend of old tradition and modern technology. You are likely to wind up with double the sauce you need.

Recipes – Edna Staebler, author of Food that Really Schmecks (Nov 09, )

Staebler says, for example, “You probably know more about preparing asparagus than I do,” then goes on to simply remind us to keep the cooking water. Schmecks is not a cookbook for beginners, but it is one for big eaters. Her cookies are great and her Neil Harbour bread recipe is my favourite bread recipe of all time.

Sauerbraten is a traditional German dish that’s like a sweet-and-sour pot roast. Eeally 15 minutes, whisking frequently, until thickened. 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.

In the s, Edna Staebler moved in with an Old Order Mennonite family to absorb their oral history and learn about Mennonite culture and cooking. Lindsay rated it really liked it Mar 27,