Monday, September 28, 2015

Gather around the Amish table by Lucy Leid



Gather Around the Amish Table (MennoMedia, September 2015)
Straight from Amish kitchens to yours, this cookbook offers favorite family recipes and charming stories from Amish and Mennonite cooks.
Bake the pecan rolls that taste best after an ice-skating party, or try the hoagies that a community sold to help an Amish family with hospital bills. Discover the cocoa cupcakes with instructions to “stir by hand” that one young cook took literally, or whip up the whoopie pies that one Amish woman took to market in her horse and buggy.
These cherished recipes speak of comforting traditions, lively communities, and strong Christian faith. Gather your family around the table to sample the nourishing fare and trademark charm of the plain people. In the words of one cookbook contributor: “Bake someone happy!”
My opinion: This book was filled with delicious looking recipes with items that one would expect as being typical Amish fare to unique items. I loved how most of the recipes were pretty simple with ingredients one would have on hand or at least be able to get very easily. I was particularly fond of the stories before each recipe, they were enjoyable to read and made the cookbook all the more endearing. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

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