7 responses to Enjoy A Meal In A New York Amish Home (+7 Recipes)
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    Pam
    Comment on Enjoy A Meal In A New York Amish Home (+7 Recipes) (June 11th, 2018 at 11:16)

    I would like to learn more about Amish cooking.

    • Pam we will have a Q and A from Lovina Eicher hopefully pretty soon, it’s in motion. She has some good cookbooks, and there are others as well by Amish authors though not as well known (for instance, community cookbooks put out by women in a certain settlement).

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on Truly family style! (June 11th, 2018 at 13:02)

    Truly family style!

    I’ve had the pleasure of eating at two Amish home-based “eateries” in the Shipshewana IN area in the past few years. Both times, I was on a bus tour, and our group (of approx. 40 or so) was the only one at each place at the time. Kind of intimate, and we were encouraged to ask questions about anything Amish. I was impressed that at the last place, the same kind of salad dressing (homemade) was served as my mother used to make. Only difference was she used Miracle Whip, not mayo. (I must admit I do not like any kind of salad dressing, or typical condiments! I’m a “plain” eater, I guess! 😉 We also walked away with homemade Amish peanut butter (made with marshmallow & I think honey) and I believe a small loaf of bread. Mothers & daughters & some friends served the meal. Never saw so much homemade mashed potatoes and pies (tonnage!). At the second place, Dad/Grandpa was there to give us a little history of his acreage and businesses—a LOT of land. This was clearly a wealthy Amish family!

    I’ve often seen interesting Amish recipes, but they call for things I don’t have and don’t know where to get. Some I could get at an Amish bulk store, I’m sure, but that would take a lengthy trip! For example, one recent recipe I found called for 3/4 cup of instant pudding (I’ve seen that in Amish stores, but not around these parts!)

    Alice Mary

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    Comment on Amish Food (June 12th, 2018 at 14:32)

    Amish Food

    To me it’s hard to distinguish between Amish and English food. I am quite often invited for meals at my Amish friend’s homes. They prepare much the same food as do my wife and I for each other. I will say, however that many of their meals feature more casserole dishes mainly because the Amish have many more mouths to feed at one time. Casseroles usually take less time to prepare, and greater amounts of one dish is easier to serve. Our very good friend – almost a daughter – makes some of the best pizza I’ve ever tasted.

    When, on the rare occasion when we can get “our” adopted Amish family together at our house – eleven of them and another 6 or 8 of us, we serve chicken, pulled pork or beef, baked beans, coleslaw… but our desserts are never as good as those made by Amish women.

    We all play the same games and enjoy each other’s company This is why we love our Amish friends and they love us.

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    Frank
    Comment on Enjoy A Meal In A New York Amish Home (+7 Recipes) (July 10th, 2018 at 08:40)

    My friend & I will be visiting an Amish Farm near Mayo.
    Those local Amish People are not known to serve meals @ their homes.

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