The Best of Amish Cooking

Traditional and Contemporary Recipes from the Kitchens and Pantries of Old Order Amish Cooks

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About The Book

Phyllis Pellman Good, a leading expert on Amish cooking, spent years researching the delicious recipes in this collection. From interviews with real Amish grandmothers, digging through recipe boxes, and poring over old books and diaries, she has gathered an assortment of traditional and modern dishes that have been and continue to be popular in eastern Pennsylvania, particularly in the Lancaster area. Now you too can experience the warm, comforting recipes of old order Amish cooks. Prepare to make wonderful dishes such as:

  • Roast Chicken
  • Scrapple
  • Corn Fritters
  • Creamy Potato Soup
  • Sweet Pickles
  • Apple Dumplings
  • Oatmeal Whoopie Pies
  • Shoofly Pie


  • All these and more will soon become your family favorites and go-to potluck dishes. According to Good, they reflect the fruitfulness of Amish fields and gardens, as well as the group's emphasis on family and community. Wonderful descriptions and introductions prepare the setting, and delicious, savory recipes fill this book with some of the best food you'll find anywhere.

    About The Author

    Phyllis Good is a New York Times bestselling author whose books have sold more than 12 million copies. She is the original author of the Fix-It and Forget-It cookbook series, Lancaster Central Market Cookbook, Favorite Recipes with Herbs, and The Best of Amish Cooking. Her commitment is to make it possible for everyone to cook who would like to, whatever their age. Good spends her time writing, editing books, and cooking new recipes. She lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

    Raves and Reviews

    “Nobody cooks quite like the Amish! Phyllis Pellman Good sets out to show how anyone can do it in The Best of Amish Cooking.” —South Bend Tribune

    "Author Phyllis Pellman Good spent years researching for this exceptional book, gathering recipes from Amish grandmothers, diaries, old books, and recipe collections in the Lancaster, PA, area. Recipes are delicious, hearty, wholesome, and in tune with the seasons. Descriptions of the Amish lifestyle make for a good read." —The Cookbook Collector

    “This beautiful book by a leading expert on Amish cooking highlights traditional and contemporary recipes adapted from the kitchens and pantries of Amish cooks.” —Country Almanac

    "Good explains how recipes, foods, and cooking styles figured into the Amish household. Directions are short and to the point, and the photos are charming." —Booklist

    “Nobody cooks quite like the Amish! Phyllis Pellman Good sets out to show how anyone can do it in The Best of Amish Cooking.” —South Bend Tribune

    "Author Phyllis Pellman Good spent years researching for this exceptional book, gathering recipes from Amish grandmothers, diaries, old books, and recipe collections in the Lancaster, PA, area. Recipes are delicious, hearty, wholesome, and in tune with the seasons. Descriptions of the Amish lifestyle make for a good read." —The Cookbook Collector

    “This beautiful book by a leading expert on Amish cooking highlights traditional and contemporary recipes adapted from the kitchens and pantries of Amish cooks.” —Country Almanac

    "Good explains how recipes, foods, and cooking styles figured into the Amish household. Directions are short and to the point, and the photos are charming." —Booklist

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