9/24/2013

Book Review #96 - Simply Delicious Amish Cooking: Recipes and stories from the Amish of Sarasota, Florida

Synopsis:


Unbeknownst to many folks outside the Amish Mennonite population in America, Pinecraft, Florida—a village tucked away in the heart of Sarasota—is the vacation paradise of the Plain People. Unlike any other Plain community in the world, this village is a virtual melting pot of Amish and Mennonites from around the world, intermingled with people, like author Sherry Gore’s family, who live there year-round.

Gore has put together a cookbook that represents the people who make Pinecraft unique. With hundreds of easy-to-prepare recipes, 16 full-color photographs and black-and-white photographs throughout, this cookbook includes traditional favorites such as Sweet Potato Sweet Mash and Mrs. Byler’s Glazed Donuts, as well as Florida favorites including Fried Alligator Nuggets, Grilled Lime Fish Fillets, and Strawberry Mango Smoothies. Interspersed with the recipes are true-life stories about births, engagements, weddings, deaths, funerals, celebrations, wildlife encounters, and accidents told through years of Sherry’s Letters from Home column published in The Budget, the Amish newspaper. This delightful cookbook offers readers a faith-based, family-focused perspective of the simple way of life of the Plain People. It is truly a breath of fresh air from Sarasota, Florida!



My Take On This Book:

Simply Delicious Amish Cooking has 100’s of Amish home-style recipes complete with heartwarming stories that go along with the recipes. They are easy to follow recipes along with great tips, to becoming a great Amish chef in your own home. 

I did try one of the recipes on my own already because I could not wait to see if I could do it, oh my goodness it was wonderful. I made the Seafood Chowder and the Hand-Breaded Pork Chops and Creamy 
Country Gravy with Red-Skin Mashed Potatoes, awesome.


I received this book free for from Thomas Nelson for my honest and un-biased opinion.

I gave it  *****

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