There are far too many things going on from recipes to stories from Elizabeth to snipits of her favorite poems to commentary from the Editor....it become jumbled and provides a rather clumsy reading experience. The recipes themselves are strong and are a good collection to have Many who read the newspaper series by Elizabeth Coblentz will likely enjoy this book more than I did. But for me it had a very clunky delivery. This is not Elizabeth's doing, but rather falls on the publisher of the book.I would highly recommend the book written by Elizabeth's daughter, and rituals around how they eat it.coarse salt for sprinkling, a dear friend who is only a year younger than I whom I […]
Ten years ago, here they are again.I have read all of the Amish Cooks books. I am so happy to find this site. Now I can read the current columns. I live in Texas now, Ohio 45042Ten years ago, I thought the author's personal history and culture of the Amish was fascinating. Gorgeous photos too. I would be interested in trying out three of the recipes including Rhubarb Coffeecake.
THE AMISH COOK BY GLORIA YODER It was a normal day. All was going well. My sister-in-law and mother had come to help me for the day. They were mending and hemming shirts, Ohio 45042Receiving the Wednesday edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit [hometown newspaper] is the mail delivery we anxiously await because it contains Lovina's column, but as a child I lived with my grand parent in Penn. My mothers family is mennonite and the books take me back to my roots.So, I have just found your blog and have recently become interested in the Amish community. I love their down to earth recipes and I am wanting to get back to more true home cooking which feeds not only the body but the soul! I see alot of recipes call for lard/shortening and wondering if I can replace with butter? Thank you Kevin from “down under”.Regards Justine.