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The Essential Amish Cookbook ~ Review

The Essential Amish Cookbook
Everyday Recipes from Farm and Pantry
By Lovina Eicher

The Essential Amish Cookbook is a delightful assortment of recipes, personal tidbits, and photographs (but none of the author). For those who want to create food from scratch, this is would be a perfect gift. There is a little bit of everything in this book - breads, breakfast dishes, soups, salads, meat dishes, desserts, and much more. There are many dishes that will appeal to Vegetarians (not Vegans).

This more than a cookbook as the author shares personal information about the various recipes and her life. For those who are interested in learning more about Amish life there is information about both church services and weddings and recipes that will feed a large crowd - think a couple hundred or more.

There are over a hundred recipes found within these pages - so one is sure to find something to please and delight most palates. I'm personally looking forward to trying out several of the breads and many of the desserts. And who knew there was a salad recipe featuring dandelions (these are my treat of choice for our horses and goats!).

And just a warning don't look at this book when hungry it will inspire cooking!

I was provided a review copy of this book by the publisher with no expectation of a positive review, All expressed opinions are my own.

About the Book:
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.
In a fast-food, digital world, the book’s colorful photos and conversational tone provide a real taste of Amish life and invite you to slow down. Your family will come to love her Zucchini Chocolate Chip Bread, Rhubarb Juice, Roast Beef with Veggies, Oven Crusted Chicken, pickles, jams, and so much more. Experience the simple joys of Amish life—food, faith and family!

About the Author:

Lovina Eicher is author of the syndicated column, Lovina’s Amish Kitchen, which appears in 40 newspapers around the United States and on a weekly blog maintain by her editors. She is the author of several cookbooks. Lovina and her husband have eight children and live in rural Michigan.