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Less-is-more

The little cookbook that grew

As I turn the pages of my More-with-Less Cookbook, the spots and stains and drips and smears tell me the value of a particular recipe. I call it my “scratch and sniff” cookbook. If the page is full of markings (food or otherwise), the recipe is most likely a good one, a tried and true favorite!
— Marlene Harder Bogard, Newton, Kan.

Twenty-five years ago, Doris Janzen Longacre compiled the first MCC-supported cookbook. Full of recipes and suggestions on how to eat better and consume less, it addressed the concern that North American were doing the opposite — consuming more and more food made up of wasteful calories and unnecessary packaging. More-with-Less became an international kitchen resource for generations, an easy to read compendium of simple recipes to combat careless eating and thoughtless eating.