Gather Around the Amish Table
Treasured Recipes and Stories from Plain Communities
By Lucy Leid
Incorporate Amish cooking traditions this fall in your kitchen with Lucy Leid's Gather Around the Amish Table.
Straight from Amish kitchens to yours, this cookbook offers favorite family recipes and charming stories from Amish and Mennonite cooks. 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!”
This cookbook combines two of my favorite things...food and the Amish. In the past few years, we've had quite a few Amish families move in around our area. Actually, I can sit on my porch on any given day and watch buggies drive past. One of our favorite summer activities is visiting the Amish bake sales. Their baked goods are like no other! You just can't beat pies, cookies and fry pies baked from scratch. So when I saw this book, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it!
I had an evening alone, so I snuggled on the couch with a blanket and a cup of coffee. I pulled this book off the coffee table and began leafing through it. What I found inside the cover was amazing..not only recipes but pictures and stories to go along with each one! Oh my, if it wasn't so late I would have been running straight to my kitchen.
This cookbook came at the perfect time, my bread machine quit last week. I know, I'm still ridiculously sad about that. So if I make bread, it has to be hand kneaded and let to rise. There was a cheesy bread stick recipe in this cookbook that I was dying to try. The recipe was so descriptive, even I could do it myself! I made them to go alongside baked ziti and they completed our meal perfectly.
Gather Around the Amish Table is absolutely a keeper and will be going straight on my cookbook shelf. I highly recommend it!
Special THANK YOU to LitFuse for providing me with a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. My review is my own personal opinion.
Get your fall baking underway with an Amish baking basket giveaway from Lucy and MennoMedia!
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is an Old Order Mennonite wife, mother, and cook in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
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