Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Amish Community Cookbook : Simply Delicious Recipes from Amish and Mennonite Homes

GIVEAWAY
GIAGNOCAVO, CAROLE ROTH
AMISH COMMUNITY COOKBOOK : SIMPLY DELICIOUS RECIPES FROM AMISH AND MENNONITE HOMES

with contributions from Amish and Mennonite families across North America

Discover real comfort food with these authentic country recipes.

Filled with favorite recipes gathered from Amish cooks across the United States and Canada, Amish Community Cookbook will have you preparing delicious, down-to-earth dishes your family will request again and again.

The Amish people are renowned for their rich agricultural heritage, strong community spirit, and good old-fashioned, stick-to-your-ribs comfort food. This treasury of beloved recipes expresses their close connection to the land and reliance on fresh, natural ingredients.

The Amish Community Cookbook offers an endless array of traditional appetizers, soups, salads, main dishes, casseroles, breads, and desserts. Beyond the delicious, hearty taste, this is food that offers something to nourish the soul. One taste and you'll see why these recipes have been bringing families and communities together at the table for generations.

My Review:

I have borrowed this cookbook so many times from the library that I finally bought my own copy. And while I love the simple but oh-so-delicious recipes that are family and church potluck friendly, I also love the beautiful layout and all the extras that make this the kind of book I just want to pore over.

Gorgeous illustrations -- and not just of food but of the Amish life style provide a fetching backdrop to oodles of recipes. Like this:



And then there's the Amish proverbs that never cease to put a smile on my face. Like this:



And this:



And there are tons of handy cooking tips, the kind your grandma might have shared with you but you never paid attention and now you're wishing your remembered -- things like: "A way to make lettuce or celery crisp again is to place it in a pot of cold water with slices of raw potato." Who knew????? Plus there are inserts that share some of the Amish culture. Not to mention nearly 200 pages of recipes...including Whoopie pies and Haystacks...which I've read about in countless Amish stories. This is definitely a cookbook I'll be referring to again and again.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of Amish Community Cookbook, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to a comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on March 2 2018. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck.

30 comments:

  1. An Amish cookbook would be a treasure in my house :-) I've been wanting to try some of the Amish ones and this would certainly do it for me!! Especially if they are easy :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

    P.S. Whoopie pies are something I've wanted to try, maybe I can make my own using this recipe book!

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    1. It's definitely user friendly though some of the recipes are clogged arteries in the making. lol But for special occasions, right? And I love the household tips. I never had anyway to apps those along to me. Good luck, Trixi.

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  2. Ooh! This looks amazing!!!!! I need to check this one out!

    kathrynlvossATgmailDOTcom

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  3. Oh I do love a pretty picture book! I have visited Amish country in Pennsylvania and they have some of the best food I've ever eaten. It would be interesting to read through and see some of the recipes from other areas, especially Canada. That handy tip, I have never heard of getting lettuce crispy again!
    Kav, you are such a book temptress!
    And I love you for it, lol.
    please include me! Thanks!
    tracey14567 at gmail dot com

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    1. Bwahahaha! Book temptress -- I like that. This is a coffee table kind of cookbook. It's so inviting. I keep picking it up and discovering something new. And the recipes are so...plain good. Not fancy smancy or requiring strange and expensive ingredients. And it's fun to see a recipe that I've read about in an Amish story. I feel an Amish reading binge coming on. lol Good luck, Tracey.

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  4. I love the featured pictures and have heard "haystacks" mentioned several times in Amish books! Thanks!

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    1. It's such a beautiful book! A step above your usual cookbook. Good luck, CC.

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  5. Oh those pictures look beautiful! I love driving through Amish country and seeing all their laundry on the line. I do adore the simplistic and yummy Amish food and baked goods. lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. It's a gorgeous book. I've never sampled 'real' Amish food but I'm enjoying trying my hand at making it. Good luck, Susan.

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  6. I have eaten food in an Amish community, and attended a church with the Mennonites and enjoyed their wonderful cooking! The book would be fun to have. Thank you for the chance. Becky lelandandbecky [AT] reagan [DOT] com

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    1. This book will bring back some good memories, I bet. Good luck, Becky.

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  7. I used to live near an Amish community and their baked goods were amazing!! Would love to have this cookbook not only for recipes but just to read and enjoy. Thanks so much for your review.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. There are some great baking recipes in this book. I aim to try them all. Good luck, Pam.

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  8. One of my passions is to bake. Nothing brings greater satisfaction than to see others eating something I created and see a smile on their face. The Amish cooking has always intrigued me in taste, ease they have in doing it and volume of food that they cook. Thank you for the review and the chance to win this amazing Amish Cookbook which is more than a cook book!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. I live alone and I am going to have to halve these recipes...but great for potlucks. Good luck, Kay.

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  9. Looks very interesting
    Thanks for sharing it with us
    iamabho AT gmail DOT com

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  10. I love cookbooks and finding new recipes. Thank you for the chance.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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  11. Cookbooks are some of my favorite things. I love to read them like a well loved novel. This one looks like a must for any kitchen. Thank you for the opportunity!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. I don't have many cookbooks but it's a collection I would like to develop. Especially ones like this that draw you back again and again. Good luck, Melanie.

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  12. Sounds interesting, Kav. Count me in, please!

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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  13. Sounds and looks like a very interesting cookbook. I love cookbooks and Amish books. This would be great to read and add to my collection. Thank you for the opportunity.

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    1. This is a great combination for you then, Karen. Good luck.

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    2. Just noticed I forgot to add my email addy.
      kmgervais54(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. Our library readers love our cookbooks and I do too.
    Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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