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Top 10 Amish and Mennonite Cookbooks


Amish and Mennonite food is not fancy. It is substantial and it is in tune with the seasons. Virtually all products are homemade. Amish and Mennonite foods are tasty, especially during the April to October growing season when farm fresh fruits and vegetables are plentiful. We hope you enjoy these great cookbooks featuring Amish and Mennonite foods.

1. New Recipes from Quilt Country

If you enjoyed Marcia Adams' classic "Cooking from Quilt Country" or have come to know her via her nationally aired cooking show on PBS, you will be thrilled with this new collection of 175 recipes collected from the traditions of the Amish and Mennonite communities. Eighty color photos are included.

2. From Amish and Mennonite Kitchens

The recipes in this book are from-scratch recipes for breads, soups, salads, vegetables, meats and main dishes, casseroles, pies, cakes, cookies, and desserts, as well as jams, jellies, and relishes, candies, beverages, and snacks. Prepared by sisters-in-law Phyllis Good and Rachel Pellman, this 420-page book is a great introduction to Amish and Mennonite cooking.
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3. The Best of Amish Cooking

Traditional and contemporary recipes adapted from the kitchens and pantries of Amish cooks are highlighted in this wonderful cookbook. The dishes selected by the author are ones that were and continue to be popular in eastern Pennsylvania, usually in the Lancaster area.
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4. Cooking from Quilt Country

This celebration of farm life is a companion volume to the PBS series hosted by author Marcia Adams. The books includes over 200 family recipes and 64 full-color photographs.

5. Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking: A Mennonite Community Cookbook

This cookbook is a compilation of recipes gathered from the Mennonite community. Since the first edition was written in 1950, the directions are nowhere near as explicit as they would be today and the book has very few modern frills.

6. Betty Groff's Pennsylvania Dutch Cookbook

Betty Groff, author of two previous best-selling cookbooks, has gathered some 300 family recipes that are the essence of this new cookbook. She accompanies them with her own reminiscences and a cultural background.

7. Mennonite Country-Style Recipes & Kitchen Secrets

A collection of over 1000 recipes and hundreds of cooking tips. In addition to traditional recipes for such favorites as Country Chicken 'n Biscuits and Apple Dumplings, this book also includes recipes for such household items as soap, windshield washer cleaner and stain remover as well as dozens of gardening, storage and money-saving tips. 
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8. Lancaster County Cookbook

Cooks from every corner of Lancaster County and the various neighborhoods of Lancaster City submitted their favorite family recipes to be included in this collection.
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9. More-With-Less Cookbook

Over 500 recipes from Mennonite kitchens are included in this cookbook. Doris Longacre's More-With-Less Cookbook is a showcase of Mennonite recipes for eating better while consuming less of the world's limited food resources.
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10. The Best of Amish Cooking

Traditional and contemporary recipes adapted from the kitchens and pantries of Amish cooks are highlighted. The author has spent years researching the foods, and has interviewed Amish women and dipped into their and recipe boxes.
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