Gather Around The Amish Table by Lucy Leid – Book Review

Gather Around The Amish Table

Gather Around The Amish Table – Book Review

Once upon a time, I lived near Lancaster, Pennsylvania – home of Pennsylvania Dutch Country and America’s oldest Amish settlement. I have many wonderful memories of my visits through the Pennsylvania Amish countryside, but some of my fondest memories of my trips revolve around the food!

If you’ve ever had the opportunity to experience Amish cooking, you know that Amish cuisine is good – hearty – satisfying. Each recipe is passed down from generation to generation. Every recipe is made at home with love.

That’s why I’m excited by the opportunity to bring authentic Amish recipes into my home, thanks to Lucy Leid, the author of Gather Around The Amish Table – Treasure Recipes And Stories From Plain Communities.

In Gather Around The Amish Table, Amish and Mennonite families share their favorite recipes, along with the stories behind them. The recipes that are photographed will make your mouth water. The remaining recipes will cause your imagination to soar!

The book contains 10 categories of recipes and already, several delectable recipes have caught my eye:

  • Apple Raisin Bake
  • Chicken Corn Noodle Soup
  • Sausage, Corn, and Potato Pie
  • Best-Ever Shoofly Pie
  • Grape Tarts
  • Butterscotch Tapioca

What surprised me most about this cookbook is how easy-to-read and easy-to-make these recipes are!

Some books are written for foodies. Gather Around The Amish Table is written for real people who want to create delicious meals for their families.

If you like good, home-style cooking, you will love this book!

I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.

About Lucy Leid

Lucy Leid is an Old Order Mennonite wife, mother, and cook in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.


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24 Responses to “Gather Around The Amish Table by Lucy Leid – Book Review”

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  1. I just checked and unfortunately my library doesn’t have this one – am interested in Amish food and life. Cheers

  2. Lisa Sharp says:

    This sounds amazing. I live near an amish community and I find the culture very interesting.

  3. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads

    I live in Centre County, PA, so I know the goodness that is Amish and Mennonite cooking. I’ll have to look for a copy of this.

  4. I bet some of the recipes are good.

  5. Back home where I grew up, there were a lot of Amish farmstands and stores, this reminds me of home.

  6. swathi says:

    Looks like a great book , I will look for it, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

  7. Trena says:

    Looks like another great read. Thanks for sharing with #What to Read Wednesday. Looking forward to your shares again next week.

  8. I also lived close to Lancaster, PA to at one time. I LOVE Amish food!! It’s some of the best food you can put in your mouth. I’d love to get my hands on this book and try out some of these recipes. The ones you listed sound really good. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Yes, isn’t Amish food good? What surprised me most about this book, though, was how EASY to make most of the recipes are! For some reason, I thought they would be more complex…

      Anyway, hope you can give this one a try – you won’t be disappointed! 🙂

  9. Tina at Mommynificent
    Twitter: mommynificent

    Yum! Amish food is so yummy! Thanks for sharing it at Booknificent Thursday this week!

  10. Danita Carr says:

    Thanks for sharing at Small Victories Sunday Linkup!

  11. I know I would love this book! I used to live in Waterloo County in Ontario, where there are a number of Old Order Mennonites living. The delicious recipes they sell in their shops and at markets are just incredible. I’m so pleased to learn about this! Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop!

  12. Laurie says:

    Sounds like a neat book. I enjoy learning about the Amish ways, particularly because of their idea of slow living. We could learn much from them!

    Thanks for sharing your posts at the Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop 62



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