Sunday, September 27, 2015

Gather Around The Amish Table By Lucy Leid ~ Blog Tour with giveaway



Gather Around the Amish Table(MennoMedia, September 2015)
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!”

My take on this book:
I always look forward to eating authentic Amish food whenever I take a trip to Amish country, and with Gather Around The Amish Table by Lucy Leid is filled with recipes for so many of these favorite foods. From my favorite Whoopie pies to the many chicken recipes I have already made several of the dishes in this book, and the one thing that stands out is just how quick and easy these foods are to make. I liked the way this recipe book is presented, broken down into various topics with a handy index that makes it easy to find a recipe. I found the extra recipes for household cleaner, baby wipes and even bird treats to be quite useful, and I have already used the pantry plant food recipe on my houseplants and see a noticeable change. While I enjoyed the many recipes, and the pictures that were mouth watering tempting, it was the stories that the author peppered throughout the book that makes this a favorite cook book of mine. I have to admit when I first picked this book up I found myself just flipping through the pages to see the pictures and found myself hooked on reading the many stories that I found inside . Gather Around The Amish Table is more than your average recipe book, sure you get a wonderful collection of recipes, but it's the compilation of stories that really makes this book a keeper for me. Great for gift giving I actually plan on giving a couple of copies to friends.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.
Lucy Leid


Lucy Leid is an Old Order Mennonite wife, mother, and cook in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
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Get your fall baking underway with an Amish baking basket giveaway from Lucy and MennoMedia!
One grand prize winner will receive:
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on September 29th. The winner will be announced September 30th on theLitfuse blog.

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