Amish Food

Geauga County “Amish Wedding Dinner” Event Open To Public

No, this isn’t an actual dinner at an Amish wedding – but the name of a fundraising event held at a Geauga County Amish woman’s home. The event is to raise funds for an anti-domestic violence group.  The dinner, hosted by Mary Miller, will include baked chicken, stuffing, seven layer salad, pies, and more. The Geauga County Maple Leaf reports that registration needs to be…

Do the Amish eat fast food?

Do the Amish eat fast food?

It’s probably not a huge revelation that Amish people, like non-Amish, enjoy fast food and eating at restaurants. I take a look at the topic in this new video. Below are a couple of the images I share in the video. First, this sign showing buggy parking at a McDonald’s in Sugarcreek: I took that photo sometime in the mid-2000s. Here’s another photo, showing buggies…

6 Places Where Amish Eat Meals

6 Places Where Amish Eat Meals

The post yesterday on one Amishman’s daily schedule mentioned meals – and that got me thinking a bit about the different places Amish eat their meals. So traditionally Amish life revolves around the home. We picture Amish having regular meal times as a fixed facet of daily life, and safe to say that’s still where the bulk of meals are eaten. I also think it’s…

Unity, Maine Amish: “Donut Day” Is Back

Unity, Maine Amish: “Donut Day” Is Back

Back in April, we learned that the ever-popular Wednesday donuts at Unity, Maine’s Community Market had been canceled due to COVID. Here’s a photo making the sad announcement (via Bangor Daily News): But the popular treats in this Amish-run destination are back: UNITY — A man driving a horse and buggy makes a sharp right turn into a long, snow-blanketed drive that runs along the…

Ohio’s Best Sandwich Comes From Holmes County Amish Country

Ohio’s Best Sandwich Comes From Holmes County Amish Country

This is a fun story which made me crave an Amish Country favorite food. Food and Wine magazine decided to pick each state’s best sandwich. Ohio’s winner is the hot bologna and Swiss on a bun. The publication sampled this at a somewhat overlooked spot in Holmes County called Trail. Trail is known for its “Trail bologna” named for the little hamlet lying between Walnut…

Goot Essa Cheese Basket Giveaway Winner

Goot Essa Cheese Basket Giveaway Winner

Yesterday evening, helped by my mother and brother, I enjoyed the “Down Home” gift basket, which arrived from Goot Essa last week. The basket came well-packed with insulation on all six sides, and four cooling packs. It also came with two cards. One has a photo of the cheese shop. On the reverse side it tells the Goot Essa story: The other card offered four…

Q-and-A with John Esh of Goot Essa (Holiday Cheese & Fudge Gift Basket Giveaway)

Q-and-A with John Esh of Goot Essa (Holiday Cheese & Fudge Gift Basket Giveaway)

This summer we learned about Goot Essa, an Amish cheese maker in central Pennsylvania. The business had adapted to the recent disruption and started selling their foods online (with non-Amish help to run the website). Last week I spoke with Goot Essa’s founder, John Esh Jr. John has kindly answered some questions – about his business, personal favorite cheeses, his family’s Christmas Day activities, and…

Slice Of Amish Life: Making Soft Pretzels (Video)

Slice Of Amish Life: Making Soft Pretzels (Video)

Today we have a video “slice of life”. This one comes from Daniel Stoltzfus, whose wife Lydia shared her scrap quilts in a recent clip. In this video, Daniel is filming and talking with a lady who I assume is one of his Amish relatives (a sister?) as she rolls and weaves pretzels on the kitchen counter. At one point Daniel hams it up a…

Beware of Amish-Made Pies?

Beware of Amish-Made Pies?

There is an interesting discussion on the Ag Talk forum about Amish pies. The original post is basically a complaint that pies made by the Amish in the poster’s area of central New York are not very good. An excerpt: I’ve tried 3 different Amish sources 2 on farms and one at a Amish store. Yesterday daughter brought on from a farmer’s market, also Amish. Every…

Making Chicken Pot Pie For 70 In A Lancaster Amish Kitchen (Video)

Making Chicken Pot Pie For 70 In A Lancaster Amish Kitchen (Video)

This video was shot in an Amish kitchen – on the farm where the movie Witness was filmed in the 1980s. In it, Martha Beiler takes us through making a large batch of chicken pot pie. We don’t see her face at any point, but we do see what she’s doing and hear her speak (photos by Paul Kuehnel/York Daily Record). The occasion was a…