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“Extending the Table” World Community Cookbook Updated

Posted on: October 19, 2014


As announced in my conversation with Valerie Weaver-Zercher, editor of the 30th Anniversary Edition of Living More with Less, Herald Press is updating its World Community Cookbooks.

Now the new Extending the Table is out! The series of cookbooks is based on the Life Standard “Learn from the World Community.” We learn through our bellies as well as our brains.

Cook with neighbors from around the world as you prepare flavorful dishes and feel the warmth of their kitchens. This revised edition of Extending the Table simmers together the best-loved recipes from the first edition of this global cuisine cookbook with the enticing flavors of new recipes.

Extending the Table, edited by Joetta Handrich Schlabach, contains stories, proverbs, and recipes from more than ninety countries. Extend your table in the spirit of the More-with-Less Cookbook by experiencing the gratitude, hospitality, and foodways of friends near and far.

What is New in the Revised Edition:

  • Colorful photographs of people, cultural settings, and mouthwatering dishes from around the world.
  • Recipes and stories from places like Afghanistan, South Sudan, Thailand, and Cambodia.
  • Labels and indexes for gluten-free and vegetarian recipes.
  • Regional menus to help cooks plan special meals from a particular country or continent.

Part of the World Community Cookbook series along with Simply in Season and More with Less Cookbooks. (More with Less Cookbook actually predated Living More with Less.) Royalties fund global relief, peace, and community efforts.

Paper $20; hardcover $25.

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8 Responses to "“Extending the Table” World Community Cookbook Updated"

The new cookbook series looks very interesting. I enjoyed a lot of the recipes of the first cookbook, so I am sure these will be awesome also!!! Rita

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