Pennsylvania Dutch Country Cooking by William Woys Weaver

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This illustrated cookbook aims to unlock the traditions of classic Pennsylvania Dutch cookery as it has evolved over the past 300 years. Over 125 original recipes provide clear instructions on how to create crusty farm breads, peasant one-pot dinners, luscious spring soups, and light, sophisticated salads made with regional specialities like spelt and hickory nuts. The heartland of this cookery style is a 15-county area in South Eastern Pennsylvania, but the culinary style spreads deep into the Midwest, the Upper South, and Canada and includes the Amish, Mennonites, and Moravians, amongst others. Both a cultural history and a working cookbook, this book not only tells you how to make a roast turkey with pepper hash, but also tells you how to ward off witch hexes and kitchen goblins. The book also includes a cook's guide to regional shopping and local ingredients; a glossary of food terms; recipes arranged by category; and alphabetic lists of recipes.

About William Woys Weaver

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William Woys Weaver is an organic gardener, food historian, and author of eight books--including Heirloom Vegetable Gardening and Pennsylvania Dutch Country Cooking, both of which received Julia Child awards for food reference. He and his kitchen garden have been the subject of articles in the New York Times, Country Home, the Chicago Tribune, and Food Arts. He lives in Devon, Pennsylvania, where he maintains an 1830s-style garden, featuring some three thousand varieties of heirloom vegetables, flowers, and herbs.
Published September 1, 1993 by Abbeville Pr. 216 pages
Genres: Cooking. Non-fiction

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In this meticulously researched book, Weaver ( Quaker Woman's Cookbook ), a 13th-generation Pennsylvanian and Mennonite descendent, clearly and insightfully explains the complex heritage of the people now known as the Pennsylvania Dutch, discussing their history and the meetings of New World and ...

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