Mennonite Foods and Folkways from South Russia

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An abundant food tradition developed when Mennonites from eastern Europe settled in the Ukraine. These people, who had migrated extensively because of religious persecution and economic pressures, blended their flavorful cooking with their new neighbor's food. The result? Delectable Zwieback and Rollkuchen, Borschts of infinite variety, Peppernuts, and porzelkje. Here are 400 recipes with easy-to-follow instructions and stories that surround these foods' making and eating. "A wealth of information (not only ...
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An abundant food tradition developed when Mennonites from eastern Europe settled in the Ukraine. These people, who had migrated extensively because of religious persecution and economic pressures, blended their flavorful cooking with their new neighbor's food. The result? Delectable Zwieback and Rollkuchen, Borschts of infinite variety, Peppernuts, and porzelkje. Here are 400 recipes with easy-to-follow instructions and stories that surround these foods' making and eating. "A wealth of information (not only recipes) in these almost 500 pages that are sheer pleasure to read." -Provident Book Finder
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There are more folkways than food in this meticulously researched chronicle of the Russian Mennonites. The Protestant sect, known for austerity of vision and practice, got started in the Netherlands, then spread to Russia in the 19th century and later to Canada, Paraguay and the U.S. A descendant of Ukrainian Mennonites, Voth chooses to include only 100 recipes here, but they give the reader a good sampling of the sturdy stuff that seemed to travel so well across continents: zwieback, stewed chicken with anise, pfefferminzsic cookies. She also provides details about Mennonite homes, music, education and even stove design, while surveying contemporary members of the clan about their lives, meals and customs--``If there was good weather before Easter, it was customary to do a spring cleaning before the holiday''; ``Raising flowers and vegetables has always been important in the lives of Mennonite women.'' The recipes, none of which are especially complicated, are grouped with descriptions of typical celebrations. (July)
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  • ISBN-13: 9781561480128
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/28/1991
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.51 (w) x 9.36 (h) x 1.06 (d)

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