Mennonite Community Cookbook

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Trev62
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Mennonite Community Cookbook

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We have just brought a copy of this book which has been updated to reflect today's standard measures and directions/instructions.

It is a collection recipes taken from old Mennonite cookbooks. All the recipes are simple and easy to follow covering virtually everything.

Tried a couple of their bread recipes and they turned out lovely.

Looking forward to trying more recipes as winter gains a foothold and we have more time to spend inside.
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Re: Mennonite Community Cookbook

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Sounds interesting. I had to google Mennonite as I'd never heard of it. There is an article of Mennonite cuisine on Wikipedia
Mennonite cuisine is food that is unique to and/or commonly associated with Mennonites, a Christian denomination that came out of sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation in Switzerland and the Netherlands. Because of persecution, they lived in community and fled to Prussia, Russia, North America, and Latin America. Groups like the Russian Mennonites developed a sense of ethnicity, which included cuisine adapted from the countries where they lived; thus, the term "Mennonite cuisine" does not apply to all, or even most Mennonites today, especially those outside of the traditional ethnic Mennonite groups. Nor is the food necessarily unique to Mennonites, most of the dishes being variations on recipes common to the countries (Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Latin America) where they reside or resided in the past

Mennonites do not have any dietary restrictions as exist in some other religious groups. Some conservative Mennonites abstain from alcohol, but other Mennonites do not, with Mennonite distilleries existing as early as the late 16th century.
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Re: Mennonite Community Cookbook

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We also follow some of the Amish recipes and ways of food preservation though as they are an "off shoot" of the Mennonites much of what they do now or have done in the past are very similar.

I enjoy reading about the historical (and the evolving modern) side of both communities as well. The good, the bad and the problems they face looking ahead!
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