A Booksneeze Review of Simply Delicious Amish Cooking: Recipes and Stories from the Amish of Sarasota, Florida

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Simply Delicious Amish Cooking: Recipes and Stories from the Amish of Sarasota, FloridaSimply Delicious Amish Cooking: Recipes and Stories from the Amish of Sarasota, Florida by Sherry Gore

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’ve seen a lot of praise for the author of this cookbook from various Amish-Fiction writers so I was excited to have the chance to pick it up. I held off on writing my review until I tried a few of the recipes which might I add—were DELICIOUS! I wanted to get a picture of the recipes we tried but unfortunately the muffins were gobbled up before I had a chance!

I thought this cookbook was great but I will be honest that I’m still slightly confused over cookbooks in e-book format. I understand that this book comes in both print and in e-book but seeing as the ebook version is the one that I read…

The reason ebooks as cookbooks make no sense to me is that you get your kindle or ereader filthy and have to have it in your kitchen which isn’t a very safe place for an electronic. Also, it does not make it easy to flip through and look at which recipes you want to view or to just prop your book open and take a look.

Otherwise, the cookbook itself was a 5 star cookbook simply for the delicious breakfast muffin recipes I found inside! I made the Blueberry Streusel muffins and as I said—they were gone before I could even get a picture of them! I can’t wait to try a few variations of this recipe with other fruits. I’m betting strawberry would be fantastic!

This is a book I will definitely be on the lookout for in printed format. I enjoyed the recipes and the stories inside the beginning of each chapter. I knew very little about Pinecraft, Florida or about the Amish and Mennonite that live there. There was also a “statement of faith” of sorts that helped put their belief system into perspective.

If you’re looking for a recipe book with fantastic desserts—I do suggest this one. I DO suggest getting the book in print rather than ebook publication!
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Sherry Gore has a multiple book contract (including a memoir) with Zondervan, an imprint of HarperCollins. Sherry is the author of Simply Delicious Amish Cooking and is the editor-in-chief of Cooking & Such magazine, which has been called “Visually stunning, completely heartwarming” by Amish novelist, Cindy Woodsmall.

Sherry is also a weekly scribe for the national edition of the 120-year-old Amish newspaper, The Budget. National Geographic Channel featured Sherry prominently in the 2012 season of their documentary series, Amish: Out of Order. Sherry is currently under development contract for a second documentary series and just completed a sizzle tape for Lifetime TV. Sherry is a year-round resident of beautiful, sun-kissed Sarasota, Florida, the vacation paradise of the Plain People. She has three children and is a member of a Beachy Amish Mennonite church. She’s a caregiver to her twenty-two-year-old daughter, a Sunday school teacher, a cooking show host, and an official pie contest judge

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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