What makes me qualified to write a book about the Pennsylvania Dutch?  Despite not having a Pennshlvania Dutch name, both my mother and father were Pennslvania Dutch, and spoke both Pennsiylvania Dutch and English as they grew up.  So, I grew up in a Pennsihlvania Dutch home.  I also spent a week or two each summer on my uncle's farm from 7 to 10 years of age (where my mother grew up), all summer till I was 16, where Pennsihlvania Dutch was the main language spoken.  My paternal grandmother went to public school in Pennsylvania, but never spoke English until after she was married.  The school was taught in Pennsylvania Dutch, and there was no English school.  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 - the German accent in my English.

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, mostly carried on today by the Amish.  The Pennsylvania Dutch were some of the very earliest settlers in the colonies.  The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620.  33 years later, William Penn founded Philadelphia.  He heard of some persecuted farmers in the south of Germany.  They came to Philadelphia in 1683, founding Germantown on the south side of Philadelphia.  Being farmers, they fanned out over the countryside, cleared the land and built farms.

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" 
  * The Distelfink
  * What Makes a Pennsylvania Dutch Dinner?
  * How to Speak Dutch-i-fied English?
  * What Makes a Pennsylvania Dutch Supper?
  * Interesting and Funny Stories
  * A Pronounciation Guide to Dutch-i-fied 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 knepp)
  * Supper salads (Including dandelion and endive)
  * Supper main couse (Including hasenpefeffer stew, 
     sauerkraut and bova shankel)
  * Supper deserts (Including fastnachts and sniker-
  * Unusual recipes (Including schnecken and cup 
  * Pennsylvania Dutch breads, pastries and cakes 
     (Including molasses cake, shoe-fly-pie, and pappy's 
  * There is also a section with some Armish recipes.


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