Thursday, September 17, 2015

Gather Around the Amish Table



Gather Around the Amish Table Lucy Leid


Gather Around the Amish Table 


by Lucy Leid 

Cookbook
MennoMedia

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!"

Advance Praise
"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

My thoughts: I enjoyed reading GATHER AROUND THE AMISH TABLE. We initally tried two recipes in here, the same day it arrived.  We made the Lettuce and Carrot Salad on page 87 for lunch. 


We made some substitutions to the recipe.  It didn't specify what kind of vinegar to use--I guess Apple Cider Vinegar, but we used Balsamic. It also called for cream, we used Half & Half. 

We also made the Best Ever Meatloaf on page 122. 


 We made scalloped potatoes (recipe not included in this book) and buttered green beans with it.  A wonderful meal! 

Some of the recipes include short tidbits or stories about the recipe and some of the memories attached to it.  There are also lots of Amish pictures included, in full color, of everything from horses and buggies to barn-raisings.  I see a lot of delicious meals from this cookbook gracing our table in days to come. 

5 stars. 


Purchase a copy: 
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 Meet the Author
Lucy Leid is an Old Order Mennonite wife, mother, and cook in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.



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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!”




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







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One grand prize winner will receive:








  • A copy of Gather Around the Amish Table





  • An Amish baking basket full of goodies






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







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