Gather around the Amish Table by Lucy Leid book review.
Gather Around the Amish Table
by Lucy Leid
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!”
“As I paged through the recipes and pored over the photos in Gather around the Amish Table, I found myself thinking again and again, I’ve just got to try this! There are so many recipes in here just waiting to become new family favorites-I can’t wait to get cooking!” -Georgia Varozza, author, Homestyle Amish Kitchen Cookbook
“Gather around the Amish Table is a collection of hearty and delicious homestyle recipes that include heartwarming anecdotes and beautiful photos. Reading through the treasure of recipes allows a glimpse into the home life of a community that gathers around the table for fellowship, with thankfulness for the bounty that God has provided them.” -Lovella Schellenberg, coauthor, Mennonite Girls Can Cook
“This is a great cookbook with many easy-to-make recipes! The ingredients are simple and usually in any kitchen. The little stories make it even more interesting and wonderful. A lovely book!” -Lovina Eicher, author, Lovina’s Amish Kitchen weekly column
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Meet the Author
Lucy Leid is an Old Order Mennonite wife, mother, and cook in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
My Review: This cookbook is broken down in ten recipe sections: Breakfast, Breads & Spreads, Soups & Sandwiches & Pizza, Salads & Pickles, Vegetables & Side Dishes, Meats & Main Dishes, Cakes & Pies, Cookies, Desserts & Candy, and Snacks & Beverages & Extras. Photos of yummy foods and photos of the Amish are sprinkled throughout the pages. The Amish photos are a true joy to view.
Lucy shares short stories of life experiences that are fun to read. She also shares how much food is needed to serve 180 men at a barn raising. Her recipes are easy to make and the ingredients are not hard to obtain.
There are some really yummy desserts! This is a great cookbook with colorful pictures, easy to make recipes, and fun stories. My daughter fourteen-years-old daughter has enjoyed trying several of the recipes…which have been wonderful!
I would give this book 4.5 stars.