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Overview With over 800,000 copies in print, the More-With-Less Cookbook has become the favorite cookbook of many families. Full of recipes from hundreds of contributors, More-With-Less gives suggestions on how to eat better and consume less of the world's limited food resources. More-With-Less Cookbook has not only changed how people eat, but their entire approach to life has reflected this more-with-less philosophy. In fact, more-with-less has become an integral part of our daily language. This 25th anniversary edition features a new foreword along with the original collection of recipes---spiced with anecdotes, comments, and tips gleaned from 25 years of cooking More-With-Less.
Publishers Description When first published in 1976, More-with-Less Cookbook by Doris Janzen Longacre struck a nerve with its call for every household to help solve the world food crisis. Now with more than 850,000 copies around the globe, it has become the favorite cookbook of many families. Full of recipes from hundreds of contributors, More-with-Less Cookbook offers suggestions "on how to eat better and consume less of the world's limited food resources." While not including new recipes, this most recent printing does include a new introduction and updated statistics with food costs and nutritional information for today's generations.
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Doris Janzen Longacre was associated with Mennonite Central Committee MCC) and its worldwide ministries "In the Name of Christ." Just before completing her second book, Living More with Less, Longacre passed away after a 39-month battle with cancer.
Reviews - What do customers think about More-With-Less Cookbook (World Community Cookbook)?
back to basics May 27, 2008
Over the last 10 years as the global food market has opened up, I've enjoyed access to international ingredients and new cooking styles but have sometimes forgotten that a meal doesn't have to be unusual to be good. More with Less is simple without being pedestrian. It includes international recipes that don't require running to a specialty market. More with Less touches on nutritional and environmental issues as well as eating as a spiritual act. The author calls for "low-cost, low-fat, low-sugar and less expensive proteins." There are eye-opening dietary tables, cost breakdowns and equivalents. It's a very handy and comforting book. I'll be reaching for it again and again.
Wonderful! May 20, 2008
I am reading the best cookbook I have ever read. It is called The More-With-Less Cookbook, by Doris Jantzen Longacre. The first fifty pages are about food politics, how the food industry developed into its current state, and why what North Americans eat effects the entire world and causes other people to go hungry. This book cuts to the core of these issues better than any book I've ever read, even Fast Food Nation or Diet for a Small Planet. So even if you don't read any of the recipes, it still is worth reading the first fifty pages. this book has helped me to look at food in a new way. It has reiterated what both of my nutrition teachers have preached, as well, which is: Don't trust the government and certainly don't trust health claims by food manufacturers. They don't have your best interests at heart.
The author of this book was a Mennonite missionary, and wrote this as a church cookbook in the '70's. It became so wildly popular that a publisher picked it up, but even still it is obviously written with a Mennonite community in mind. However, I found the ethics that the author espoused to be absolutely universal- all Golden Rule type stuff. Also, she quotes a Muslim, expresses admiration for Southeast Asian Buddhists, and advocates on behalf of birth control, so I think she must have been a pretty hip lady.
Plus it has spiral binding! All cookbooks should be bound this way. So it shall be when I am in charge.
Anyway, if you stumble across this book in the library, snap it up. It's awesome.
Healthy, Frugal and World Conscious meals May 19, 2008
I have just ordered my second copy of this excellent book as mine (that I have bought back in 1991) is torn, stained and well-used and loved. This book is full of recipes that are simple, delicious, filling and can be adjusted according to the size of your family (I have five children and have to adjust my recipes accordingly). The author writes about being more frugal and how today's diet is high in sugar and wasteful things. I have learned much about re-using leftovers and planning my weekly menus with the ideas in this book. With today's rising food and fuel prices, this book would be an invaluable resource if you're looking to save money and seek more recipes using leftovers.
Saves me money ! May 1, 2008
This book was given to me by a friend , i haven't gone day without using the recipes! they are so easy to make ! usually 5 ingredients or less.
Great, great book Apr 28, 2008
A friend at work suggested this to me and said that it was her favorite and most used cookbook. Now I know why. Interesting reading material in addition to great recipes.