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Extending The Table: A World Community Cookbook

This is ecomum's  new favorite cookbook!  Available in a sturdy paper back, or a hard back with inner spiral binding so it lays flat while you're cooking.

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Picture a vast table with room for everyone and laden with taste-tempting dishes from over 80 countries. Peach Chutney from Botswana, Ginger Cooler from Ivory Coast, Pork Vindaloo from India, Buyani's Chicken Soup from Indonesia, Rice Noodles with Vegetables from the Philippines. Interspersed among the recipes are stories about how hospitality is practiced around the world. Extending the Table follows in the tradition of the More-with-Less Cookbook, written by Joetta Handrich Schlabach with recipe editor Kristina Mast Burnett.

This book is an inspiring and informative mix of easy recipies, and short anecdotes about the nature of food and community, and the political, social, environmental and spiritual aspects of them both.   Instructions are easy to follow, well laid out, and many recipies offer time-saving options or "heat factor" adaptations. 

This book will open your eyes to the role food plays in our lives on many different levels.

Please note -- this cookbook is produced by the Mennonite Central Committee, and does include many references to Christian beliefs.  Even if you do not share those beliefs, don't let that get in the way of enjoying this thoughtful and informative cookbook.

Available in a sturdy paperback, or a deluxe hard cover with inner spiral binding so the book will lay flat while you're cooking. 

Our current favourites:  home made pita bread (it's easier than you think!), and Zainab's pilaf, a tasty meat & rice dish from Kenya.

 

Pages: 336

Publisher:  Herald Press

Amazon.com Review

Extending the Table calls itself "a world community cookbook," but it is far more than that. Yes, there are recipes here from all over the globe: Sesame Spinach Salad from Korea, Hunter's Stew from Poland, and Watermelon Jan from Botswana. There are myriad rice dishes, lots of recipes featuring beans and lentils, and an array of delicious beverages--from Philippine Punch to a Ginger Cooler from the Ivory Coast. But what makes this cookbook so special is its social conscience: following the lead of Doris Janzen Longacre, author of the More-with-Less Cookbook, Extending the Table invites readers to reduce their own levels of consumption and share resources with others around the world. Even more, it encourages us to learn from the global community. In addition to the recipes, there are stories about both individuals and whole cultures, explanations of the importance of certain types of food in different lands, and the rituals that surround particular meals. Extending the Table is the work of the Mennonite Central Committee, and many of the contributors are missionaries whose faith in the values of humility, community, and respect for others imbues the pages of this thought-provoking book. Extending the Table is truly food for the body and soul!

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