By Don LaRose

Copyright (c) 2011 - All Rights Reserved

What makes me qualified to write a book about the Pennsylvania Dutch?  With a French name, isn't that a stretch?  Dispite the French name, both my mother and father were Pennsylvania Dutch, and spoke both Pennsylvania Dutch and English as they grew up.  So, I grew up in a Pennsylvania Dutch home.  I also spent summers from about age 10 through 16 on my uncle's farm (where my mother grew up), where Pennsylvania Dutch was the main language spoken.  My paternal grandmother went to public school in Pennsylvania, but never spoke English until after she was married.  And finally, ven I vuss a liddle kitt, dis iss da vay my Ink-lish cum awt.  Translation: When I was a little kid, this is the way my English come out.

An important note: The Pennsylvania Dutch have no connection with the Neatherlands or Holland Dutch.  Their background is German, and the Pennsylvania Dutch language is a form of low German.  In addition the Amish and Mennonites (often portrayed as the Pennsylvania Dutch) actually make up a very small percentage of the Pennsylvania Dutch.  You will discover much more about the Pennsylvania Dutch in this book, with subjects like:
  * Who Are the Pennsylvania Dutch?
  * What Makes a Pennsylvania Dutch Breakfast?
  * Pennsylvania Dutch Hex Signs?  [They are not "hex" at all.]
  * The Distelfink
  * What Makes a Pennsylvania Dutch Dinner?
  * How to Speak Dutch-ified English?
  * What Makes a Pennsylvania Dutch Supper?
  * Interesting and Funny Stories
  * A Pronounciation Guide to Dutch-ified English
  * Pennsylvania Dutch Proverbs and Sayings
  * Stories from My Childhood
  * Ferhoodled English
  * Cottage Industries
  * The Philosophy of Amish Cooking

In addition to that, you will find a variety of Pennsylvania Dutch recipes for any occasion and any meal, including:
  * Breakfast recipes (Including scrapple and souse)
  * Dinner (lunch) recipes (Including Dutch rivel potato soup and schnitz un
  * Supper salads (Including dandelion and endive)
  * Supper main course (Including hasenpefeffer stew, sauerkraut and bova
  * Supper desserts (Including fastnachts and snikerdoodles)
  * Unusual recipes (Including schnecken and cup cheese)
  * Pennsylvania Dutch breads, pastries and cakes (Including molasses cake
          shoe-fly-pie, and pappy's cake)
  * There is also a section with some Amish recipes

                  PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH

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                         Centerton, AR 72719

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