1400 recipes, drawn from the handwritten cookbooks of the past, scattered through Mennonite families over the United States and Canada. While these suggest the appetizing and bountiful recipes of the Pennsylvania Dutch cookbooks, the national sources are more varied, including in addition to the German and Dutch, Russian, Swiss as well. The old recipes have been tested and revised to conform to modern measurements and directions, and some of today's favorites in Mennonite households have been added. Not a cookbook for the beginning cook or the small family. But a superb cookbook for the big family kitchen and the housewife who still thinks in terms of a bountiful table. Particularly enticing are the breads and cakes; one yearns for more time and excuse to use them. The soups, too, make the canned variety sound of indifferent value, while the pickles and relishes, jellies, jams, preserves, should be inspiration for many a contestant in the county fairs. The meat dishes sound filling but not too tempting; and I think I'll stick to other authorities on vegetables. But the whole makes a grand addition to a specialty cookbook shelf. And in addition is a beautiful job, with color plates and charming drawings.