Simply delicious Amish cooking by Sherry Gore

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I was a tiny bit disappointed with this book. Not so much with the contents but the presentation. For some reason the lovely cover made me anticipate tons of color photos of Amish life, farms, kitchens and what not, but all it offered was a black and white photograph at the beginning of each chapter. Other than that the contents is exactly what it says on the cover, recipes and short stories or memories told by various people. Interesting but nothing Earth shattering either.

The recipes are organized in various chapters starting with breakfast recipes then going through the usual vegetables, meats, seafood, pies to a chapter called “this and that”, which consists of some rather “exotic” recipes like for example “Dark chocolate-covered caramels with sea salt” or “Hand-dipped chocolate-covered coconut patties”. This surprised me as I somehow thought that Amish meals would be a little more, um, frugal. Obviously I don’t know a lot about the Amish. Anyway, I quite liked the sound of most of them and will definitely try out a few in the course of my NEW52 Foodie Project.

Some of my favourites that I want to try were:

  • Banana sour cream bread
  • Grilled lime fish fillets
  • Shrimp scampi
  • Busy day cookies and probably every other cookie in the book
  • Lemon sour cream pie

I got quite a lot of nice sounding recipes out of this book but all in all it did not quite meet my expectations.

Product info and buy link :

Title Simply delicious Amish cooking
Author Sherry Gore
Publisher Zondervan
ISBN 9780310335542
I got this book from the publisher via Netgalley
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  1. You’re so right, I would have expected lots of beautiful photographs. Too bad on that front. However, it looks like you found a few recipes that called to you. I live fairly close to some Amish communities here in central Pennsylvania.
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    • I just read a review on GR that mentions lots of colorful photos. Not sure what that is about. In my Netgalley copy were no color photos at all. I specifically checked in Adobe Digital Editions (because my old Reader won’t display color) and there are only b/w photos displayed, too.
      Maybe the print edition is different. Oh, well.


      • I’ve read a select few Netgalley books that were lacking pictures/photos too. I think some publishers do this on purpose though you’d think they at least mention this on the first pages, so you know that the finished book will have them.
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