Secrets of A Hutterite Kitchen

Secrets of A Hutterite Kitchen

Unveiling the Rituals, Traditions, and Food of the Hutterite Culture

Book - 2014
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The highly anticipated follow-up to the award-winning national bestseller, I Am Hutterite

In I Am Hutterite, Kirkby took her readers on a fascinating journey inside a Hutterite colony in Manitoba, where she grew up. Known as Canada's forgotten people, Hutterites live in higher numbers in Canada than anywhere else in the world. Drawing back the curtains on this mysterious and extraordinary way of life, Kirkby enchanted the public with a vivid portrait of her people, rich in detail and memorable characters. Could you go back? was the enduring request from her readers, hungry for more.

Now in Secrets of a Hutterite Kitchen, Kirkby returns to her roots and into the heart of the community and the life she was born into. She traveled from colony to colony for more than two years, working with the women in their kitchens: cooking, baking, plucking ducks, and gossiping. Kirkby reveals intimate details of the community and experiences what her life would have been like if her family hadn't left the colony when she was a young girl.

Secrets of a Hutterite Kitchen is a candid snapshot of present-day Hutterite life, unraveling the inner workings of this closed society and unveiling the rituals, traditions, and food of her culture through the lens of the community kitchen. Kirkby witnesses the rites of passage from cradle to grave: births, romantic entanglements, marriage ceremonies, sacred holidays, and other celebrations. Through it all, she rediscovers what she has always known--that it is the Hutterite women who are the soul of their community.

Publisher: Toronto : Penguin, c2014
ISBN: 9780143184782
Branch Call Number: 289 .73 KIR
Characteristics: xii, 252 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm


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Apr 30, 2015

Very good , not as good as I AM HUTTERITE , but still worth reading if you're interested in the Hutterite community. I liked it and found it interesting .

Homa7 Dec 18, 2014

Secrets of a Hutterite Kitchen is the second book of Mary-Ann Kirk after (I am Hutterite). This informative book is about the unique culture of the Hutterites, focusing on the kitchen time to revive the food culture of her childhood. The Schmiedeleut sect was the setting for her first book. For this one, she discovers the Lehrerleut and Dariusleut sects, spending over two years visiting Hutterite colonies’ kitchens and dining rooms across Canada meeting and talking with their head cooks .The reader learns that there is a lot of fun, rivalry, and customs woven through the inner workings of the kitchen. This book invites the reader to discover a different culture through its food traditions, menus and rituals as well.

Aug 19, 2014

I could not put this book down, it was too fascinating and comforting at the same time.All that food and the insight into a unique culture makes for a good read!

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