Tuesday, May 9, 2017

{Herald Press Blog Tour} The Essential Amish Cookbook: Everyday Recipes from Farm and Pantry by Lovina Eicher

Book Description:  Taste the goodness of Amish life.
Bestselling cookbook author and food columnist Lovina Eicher brings together the best of Amish cooking in The Essential Amish Cookbook: Everyday Recipes from Farm and Pantry. Join Eicher as she shares traditional Amish recipes along with her own kitchen tips and secrets. Growing up, Eicher learned to cook and bake at an early age alongside her mother, longtime columnist and Amish cookbook author Elizabeth Coblentz, and has put those skills to use in her own Amish kitchen as she cooks for her eight children.
The easy-to-follow, authentic recipes you'll find in The Essential Amish Cookbook are prepared every day in countless homes in Old Order Amish communities across North America. Many of the more than 100 recipes are richly illustrated with step-by-step photographs to help you learn Amish cooking just as if you were in Lovina's kitchen. From hearty main dishes to substantial sides--plus a generous sampling of scrumptious cakes, pies, cookies, and other delectable desserts--learn how to make the hearty, simple dishes that the Amish cook together and serve at home, church services, and weddings.
My Thoughts:  In this crazy world of fast food and frozen dinners the Amish women amaze me with their never ending slice of life of constantly cooking and feeding their large families.

I never thought I would need another cookbook but this is the "mother of all cookbooks."  I so needed this one cookbook!

I was slightly apprehensive about trying a recipe by an Amish cook.  The Amish women make cooking seem so effortless and wholesome.  I have a hard time getting my mind around cooking dinner.
However, as I opened the cookbook I was pleasantly surprised to see how easy the directions are to follow and how delicious all the food pictures looked.  And the book is divided into 13 sections ranging from basic categories such as "Soups and Salads" and Meats and Main Dishes" to the more intricate category like "Amish Wedding Meals."  There is a wonderful recipe for an airy, doughy dessert often served at weddings.  
Now I'm not a novice cook.  I do know how to boil water.  😊  So I began with a cookie recipe.  And my.o.my the cookies came out so nicely (I did follow the recipe to a T) and my family loved them.  

I love this nice cookbook!  And will try another recipe soon.

This cookbook makes a lovely gift...and Mother's Day is just around the corner.
Recipe for Crispy Chicken...the next recipe that I'm trying.

*This cookbook was provided for review by Herald Press*

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Herald Press (VA) (April 18, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1513800299
  • ISBN-13: 978-1513800295

1 comment:

  1. Hmmmm, I may have to find space for one more cookbook...