Mennonites are often associated with food, both by outsiders and by Mennonites themselves. Yet since Mennonites are found around the world, what can it mean to eat like one? In Eating Like a Mennonite: Food and Community across Borders (McGill-Queens University Press), historian Marlene Epp finds that the answer depends on the eater: on their ancestral history, current home, gender, socio-economic position, family traditions, and personal tastes. Looking at Mennonites past and present, Epp shows that foodstuffs (cuisine) and foodways (practices) depend on historical and cultural context.
Join us at McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park, for the Winnipeg launch of Eating Like a Mennonite. Featuring a conversation with Marlene Epp hosted by Chair in Mennonite Studies Ben Nobbs-Thiessen, followed by a book signing.