Out of This Kitchen a History of the Ethnic Groups and Their Foods in the Steel Valley, is an historical cookbook with over 200 ethnic recipes from the Steel Valley, commemorating the centennial of the Homestead Steel Strike of 1892. It is a celebration of the diverse peoples of the Steel Valley, their ethnic heritage and foods. The Steel Valley provided a welcome haven to various Europeans facing political, religious and economic hardships. Each group brought its language, religion and folkways, contributing to the ethnic and cultural diversity that survives today. So, in addition to the recipes, which, because of their historical nature are interesting reading, each section begins with a brief historical reference to place the events of world and national history within the lives of the people and their conditions. Also included are statements from individuals about their family history, and a look back at items of daily household interest, i.e., newspaper ads, helpful household hints, home remedies and photographs, a true picture of the way it was.