If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach then the way to a people’s heart is through its cuisine. This book, more than volumes of history, takes you straight to the heart of a most lovable people—the Pennsylvania Germans. Their cookery has influenced the eating habits of our nation. This book contains more than 500 recipes, but it is more than a collection of recipes. In humorous vein, but with literary art and scholarship, the authors have strewn the pages of this book with a wealth of historical facts, half-forgotten lore, wise sayings and snatches of poetry and song. For home cook and gourmet it is a treasure-trove. For the historian, the folklorist and the public in general it offers a valuable bit of Americana.