Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Simply Delicious Cooking - Sherry Gore

Genre: Cookbook
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication Date: 5/7/2013
Rating: 5 out of 5 Near Perfect

PROS: Beautiful Pictures; Easy to Follow Recipes

CONS: None

If you're a cookbook lover like I am, you'll want to make sure to add this one to your collection! Simply Delicious Amish Cooking is chalked full of wonderful family friendly recipes, often reminiscent of days gone past! While some may question the Amish lifestyle and the choices they make, there is one thing that they are known and loved for, and that's their way of cooking! Full of wonderful pictures of the Amish and of the recipes (both colored and black and white), you may just want to pick up a copy to browse through the collection of stories that are included!

One of the main issues I had with this cookbook while reviewing it was that there were too many delicious sounding recipes, and not enough meals in the day to make them all! From sunup to sundown, you are sure to find something to fit any occasion! Some highlights for me? Fried Chicken, Grilled Lime Fish Fillets, and of course, pies galore! Each and every recipe includes easy to prepare instructions, with common everyday ingredients. Preparing a meal for two? Not a problem! Serving an army? That's definitely doable also! After all, have you every heard of a barn raising or an Amish wedding? They definitely know how to feed a crowd!

Sherry Gore is a very busy woman living in an Amish village in southern Florida. Pinecraft/Sarasota, is not too far from the beautiful beaches of Siesta Key (this reviewers favorite place to vacation!). She has been featured recently on The Today Show, writes for the Amish newspaper (The Budget), and is the editor-in-chief of the magazine, Cooking & Such. That's not even listing all her family/community contributions that she makes!

Cooking & Such is an Amish and Mennonite cooking magazine that is produced quarterly. Like this cookbook, it features wonderful recipes with stunning photos! It also includes many different stories and tidbits/facts from Amish around the country. If you're looking for a taste of the simpler way of life, you'll want to make sure to get your hands on a copy of this magazine! And let me tell you, if my library's circulation is of any evidence, you may just catch your friends wanting to borrow your most recent issue!

Interested in purchasing Simply Delicious Amish Cooking?  Click here to visit amazon!  

Want to subscribe to Cooking & Such magazine?  Visit here!

Just want to find out more about Sherry Gore?  Click here to visit her website!

**I received these items in exchange for my honest review, all opinions are mine**

1 comment:

  1. I love this, Shondra. Wonderful assessment of the cookbook (and the magazine). Thank you for sharing it!

    And happy cooking.

    Waving and grinning,