Monday, September 14, 2015

Recipes and conversation -- Gather around the Amish Table

Snippets of Amish life, scrumptious recipes, appetizing photos -- those are the things you will find in Gather around the Amish Table.

Lucy Leid, an Old Order Mennonite, has collected recipes from a variety of Plain cooks and compiled them into a delightful book.  The stories provided with many of the recipes are very conversational and give you the feel of sitting at the kitchen table and visiting with the cooks while they prepare meals for their family and friends.  The dishes, for the most part, are simple fare, calling for every-day ingredients common to most of our pantries.  (Although I'm not too sure about the roasted pig stomach!)

I've not yet tried any of the recipes, but several of them are on my "must-try" list for the very near future.

Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for providing a copy of Gather around the Amish Table  for my honest review.

See what other reviewers think about Gather around the Amish Table here.

About the book:

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!"

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About the author:

Lucy Leid is an Old Order Mennonite wife, mother, and cook in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

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