Sunday, October 16, 2011

Taste of Pinecraft

Author: Sherry Gore
Publisher: Carlisle Printing
April 2010
ISBN 978-0-9844994-0-3
Genre: Cookbook/Amish culture

TASTE OF PINECRAFT is a unique Amish cookbook, in that it isn’t all cooking—it is also full of Amish history (particularly the Amish of Pinecraft history) and the fun folksy stories that friends would share around the dining room table or the front porch. The newsy tales are dated from different years in the 21st century, such as 2005, 2007, 2008, etc. and are full of community news and some humor. Some of them are laugh out loud funny.

Not only that but there are some cooking advice included, such as how to season a cast iron skillet, can size charts, fruit and vegetable equivalents, and other advice.

The recipes themselves include: Appetizers and Beverages, Breakfast, Breads and Rolls, Soups and Salads, Vegetables and Side Dishes, Meats and Meat Dishes, Seafood, Deserts, Cakes and Frostings, Pies, Cookies and Bars, Feeding the Multitudes, and This and That (which includes recipes for things such as pretzels, peanut butter, Caramel corn, yogurt, dressings, and other items.)

TASTE OF PINECRAFT is a full service cookbook that you’ll really want to sit down and read cover to cover. And you might even want to keep it handy when you’re stirring the sauce so you can reread the stories.

The recipes themselves are great. I tried several out – such as chocolate chip cookies (they were great) and beans and ham (which was a little different than my usual recipe; spicier.) and broccoli soup (it was like mine, really good.) Plus there are full color pictures included of some of the foods.

If you are looking for a new cookbook, then TASTE OF PINECRAFT is one that you’ll definitely want to get. It is worth every penny, and then some.

Check out Sherry Gore’s website for more information: 434 pages.

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