Book Review: Gather around The Amish Table

21 Sep

GatherAroundTheAmishTableStraight 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!”

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

 

My Impressions:

CO97xEXWIAEZ3CuI love cookbooks! Now I don’t always use them, but I love looking through them, savoring the delicacies that I could make if I wished. Well, I actually used Gather around The Amish Table — a definite sign that this cookbook is a keeper. 😉 Beautiful photographs and stories of family and friends gathered around a table make this cookbook something special. And the recipes are for food you can actually serve to your family. Easy to understand recipes for comfort food — yum! I’ll definitely be revisiting this one for family meals and potlucks. I made Lillian’s Lemon Bars for a recent book club event and not one was left for the trip home. There’s also a section that has recipes for non-edible treats (at least by humans) like Pantry Plant Food. I love those little extras.

Great for a housewarming or bridal shower gift, Gather around The Amish Table is recommended by this reader/operator.

Recommended.

To purchase this book, click HERE.

(Thanks to LitFuse for a review copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

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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!”.

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Get your fall baking underway with an Amish baking basket giveaway from Lucy and MennoMedia!

One grand prize winner will receive:
A copy of Gather Around the Amish Table
An Amish baking basket full of goodies

Enter today by clicking HERE. But hurry, the giveaway ends on September 29th. The winner will be announced September 30th on the Litfuse blog.

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2 Responses to “Book Review: Gather around The Amish Table”

  1. Karen Collier September 22, 2015 at 7:04 pm #

    Those lemon bars look really yummy, and the book sounds like a winner. 🙂

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    • rbclibrary September 23, 2015 at 6:30 am #

      None left after the event!

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