Amish Friends Farmhouse Favorites Cookbook

Amish Friends Farmhouse Favorites Cookbook
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Title: Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Farmhouse Favorites Cookbook: A Collection of Over 200 Recipes for Simple and Hearty Meals, Including Advice and Stories
Author: Wanda E Brunstetter
Published: June 1, 2020, Shiloh Run Press
No. of Pages: 224
Cover Price: $16.99 Spiral Bound



The Amish are famous for their cooking, and the fact that it is generally simple but delicious. One of the most prolific Amish cookbook authors is Wanda E. Brunstetter, who has released several Amish cookbooks over the years. Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Farmhouse Favorites Cookbook: A Collection of Over 200 Recipes for Simple and Hearty Meals, Including Advice and Stories is the latest, and although I was able to only review a sample of the new book, it looks similar to those that have come before. The recipes aren’t Brunstetter’s; rather they are recipes from others that she has compiled in a cookbook. It is unknown if the recipes are tested – hopefully, they are – and reading through the recipes, it seems that there is very little that is new or innovative. In fact, the recipes are tried and true recipes that most of us have been making from church and community cookbooks for decades. That is not to say that the recipes aren’t worth making – there are several that sound appetizing. The instructions are succinct and organized, so cooks will have no problem following the recipes to get picture-perfect results. And there are pictures – beautiful photographs, in fact, of some of the recipes, which makes it more professional and so that readers won’t feel like they are reading a laundry list of things they can make. Unlike some favorite cookbooks, there are no notes, vignettes or stories about the recipes, which is unfortunate.

There is however, a chapter at the end that has all kinds of recipes and helps to do things like make milk replacement for baby animals, defeathering a chicken, and pest control with rodent and insect deterrents. I have never owned a book with these “recipes”, and although I hope not to have to actually use the information anytime soon, it’s there just in case. Those cooks who love Amish cookbooks, as well as community and church cookbooks will certainly find something they like about this cookbook.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.




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