Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Review of "Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Cookbook Volume 2"

Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Cookbook Volume 2
Author: Wanda E. Brunstetter
Publisher: Barbour Books
ISBN: 9781602603455
Genre: Non-fiction, Cookbook, Amish

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Bring home-cooked dishes from the heart of Amish country into your kitchen with Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Cookbook Volume 2. With recipes divided into sections including breads and rolls, desserts, main dishes, salads and sides, jams and jellies—and more!—you’ll find only the best of home cooking between the pages of this delightful book.

My Thoughts: (Please note that I'm commenting on the e-book version)

The first thing I notice about this book was the absolutely stunning photography and beautiful design of the pages. Each recipe section starts with a Biblical quote (taken from the King James Bible) and every other recipe section has information about an Amish community and their locations, why they relocated to that region, and how they differ from each other.At the end, there is a subject index and a few pages for notes.

The recipes are on bordered pages with a beautiful mottled background creating an instant "country" feeling. The photography that accompanies some of the recipes are downright mouthwatering and demands that you need to recreate one of these recipes immediately! I know I couldn't resist and whipped up a batch of French Dressing (pg. 199) for dinner the same day I received this book.

Growing up in Amish country, I found many of the recipes that I not only recognize but still make today, and was thrilled to see some that I have not had since I was young. The Ham &; Bean Soup (pg. 159) tastes like the exact same recipe that my friend's mother used, and when she passed away, we thought we'd never have it again! The Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies (pg. 93) are much better than that found on the back of the chocolate chips bag and the Scotcharoos (pg. 126) are not only easy, but delicious.

This book is a treasure that needs to be added to your permanent cookbook collection. It is guaranteed to award tons of compliments and many, many recipe requests! 

About the Author:

Award-winning, best-selling author, Wanda E. Brunstetter, became interested in writing about the Amish when she married her husband Richard who grew up in a Mennonite church in Pennsylvania. Wanda and Richard have many Amish friends in several Amish communities across the country. In addition to Wanda's many novels about the Amish, she's written several Amish-themed children's books, two Amish cookbooks, and an Amish devotional. She's also written hundreds of short stories, articles, poems, and puppet scripts. Wanda and her husband have two grown children and six grandchildren.

E-Book was supplied by Net Galley for me to honestly review.

1 comment:

  1. Good day Tweezle :-)

    I wanted to come by and let you know I recognised you during my review of Motherless Child, I read it after your great review last year.

    Here it is if interested.




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