Amish Food

Marlene Lehman Shares Her Favorite Amish Dishes

Marlene Lehman Shares Her Favorite Amish Dishes

In our latest conversation, I spoke with Marlene Lehman about her favorite Amish-style dishes. She named several that I’d never heard of before, including: 1. Salad Dressing Cake Salad Dressing Cake uses Miracle Whip. And that’s how it gets its odd name. I admit when I heard “salad dressing cake” I first thought of Ranch or Vinagrette or Thousand Island dressing…not exactly my idea of…

Five Surprising Findings On The Amish Diet (Video)

Five Surprising Findings On The Amish Diet (Video)

I made a video of a post from several years back, detailing some surprising findings on the Amish diet and food. These come from the book Nature & The Environment in Amish Life by David McConnell and Marilyn Loveless, which focuses on the Amish in the Holmes County, Ohio community. To take one example, here’s the first one: 1. Amish order pizza and other delivery…

Enjoying Mennonite Mincemeat Pie (On The Second Try…)

Enjoying Mennonite Mincemeat Pie (On The Second Try…)

While in Pennsylvania last week, my friend Ben and I managed to return to the Mennonite bakery I loved last year. This is a bakery run by “Piker” Mennonites (basically the plainest horse-and-buggy Mennonite group), right off the main highway in Snyder County. I saw a lot of the same favorites from last year, like fruitcake and pecan pie squares (I’ll do another post with…

John Esh Podcast on Cheesemaking (Goot Essa Amish-Made Cheese)

John Esh Podcast on Cheesemaking (Goot Essa Amish-Made Cheese)

I was happy to see that Goot Essa owner John Esh appeared on the “Seen Through A Glass” podcast recently to discuss his cheese & food business. John has a nice casual discussion with podcast host Lew Bryson. He explains how he came to cheese-making, and specifically European-style cheeses. In case you were wondering about the Amish and cheese, John notes that there is a…

Five Money-Saving Tips From The Amish (Food & More)

Five Money-Saving Tips From The Amish (Food & More)

With inflation and the cost of things like food having gone up a ton in the past year or two, I decided to put together a few money-saving tips practiced by the Amish. Three of these have to do with saving on food bills, and two of them are for general money-saving (tips & video below). Are these completely revolutionary, reinventing-the-wheel ideas? Drumroll…no, they’re not….

3 Ways The Amish Cook Food

3 Ways The Amish Cook Food

In this video, I look at the different ways Amish prepare food (specifically, how they generate the heat for cooking & baking – if you’re looking for things like Amish recipes and food prep techniques, this is not that topic 🙂 ). I go through three main ways they do so: Wood-burning cookstoves – Amish use wood burning cook stoves and ovens for both traditional cooking…

Amish-Owned Pizza Place? Why Not

Amish-Owned Pizza Place? Why Not

This is a neat article (Jamestown Post-Journal) on the opening of one Amish family’s new pizza place, the aptly-named “Family Night Pizza”. On first glance, the article title itself is eye-catching, for more reasons than one: “Amish Owned Pizza Business Has Opened In Panama”. That would be Panama, New York – not the Central American nation. But the pizza part is just what you would…

Goot Essa Gift Basket Winner

Goot Essa Gift Basket Winner

Yesterday we had a Q and A with John Esh of Goot Essa cheese (check it out here if you missed it).  And we’ve got the gift basket winner for you below. Thanks to everyone who entered! Goot Essa makes small batch cheeses and pairs them with items like apple butter spread, crackers, prosciutto, fudge and more in their wide array of gift baskets. In yesterday’s Q…

Goot Essa Cheese: Q & A and Gift Basket Giveaway

Goot Essa Cheese: Q & A and Gift Basket Giveaway

Goot Essa is an Amish cheese company based in central Pennsylvania, in business since 2001. They make a wide variety of cheeses (traditional cow dairy, goat, sheep) using milk from Amish farms. Founder John Esh shares more about Goot Essa and their cheeses in today’s Q & A. We first heard from John in a 2020 interview. I also did a little review of a…

My Five Favorite Amish Desserts (Video)

My Five Favorite Amish Desserts (Video)

I run through my five favorite Amish sweet treats in this video. I am calling them “desserts” in the post title, but I guess one or two of them might not be technically desserts, though it’s arguable 🙂 I also share two that I’m not so fond of. What are your favorite Amish desserts, baked goods, sweet treats? Let us know in the comments. And…