This is a great quality book with easy recipes however, I was expecting very traditional recipes because of the word "Heritage" in the title. What I was not expecting was a recipe for "Homemade Mayonnaise" that included Miracle Whip as its main ingredient or "Cinnamon Squares" using packaged crescent rolls. Again, it's a great book but if you're looking for authentic I don't think this is the one for you.
I love the Amish country and reading about them. I especially love Beverly Lewis and her cookbook is as great as I expected. The notes/words of wisdom after most of the recipes, bring out a story in each recipe.
Beverly Lewis Amish Heritage Cook book is the best cookbook I have ever seen. As it goes into such detail of the Amish Heritage while sharing detailed instructions for over 200 different recipes that covers mostly everything from Seafood-filled mushrooms to Bread and butter pickles. It is easily understood and any average cook could understand the recipes and not go wrong. Most of the recipes, I personally have never heard of and I have tried five recipes on things I have never tried before and my family loves them as I didnÃ¢â¬Ët mess up. The Amish cookbook, goes to show what the Amish cooks for their families, using modern day methods. The book shows the shortcuts that most cooks do, without taking from the recipes of the Amish.
One part that is especially nice in the book, is the personal page, that Beverly Lewis added in the front in memory of her grandmother, Ada Buchwalter 1886-1954. I believe that makes for good family memories, when a grandmother passes down her own life stories and recipes.
I am like other cooks, like to explore new recipes, and I love this cookbook. I love where it has the index that is easily used as well as the Contents. This cookbook fit our era as you can go to the store and buy anything that the recipes ask for. Most cookbooks for Amish Heritage, are not the kind of cookbooks that people can use in this era. I love this cookbook and I truly feel that every cook should have one in the personal library. No one can go wrong with this cookbook, and anyone who doesn't have one then they need to get one.