Amish Table

Phyllis Good (Author)


From the New York Times Bestselling author of the Fix-It and Forget-It cookbooks, comes an exquisite treasure which gathers Amish recipes, along with photographs of people, their homes, and their land.

The Amish have captured the interest of the modern world because of their plain quaint clothing, horses and buggies, their striking quilts, their scrumptious food. They, however, prefer to be regarded as a community of faith who deliberately seek to live in a way that honors God and the creation.

How did the Amish develop and retain a food tradition that is identifiable? With their sustained rural lifestyle, the Amish have maintained a productive relationship with their gardens and fields. With their large extended families they have not only been able to convey the love of certain dishes to their children, but they have also been able to show their daughters how to make those specialties, many of which are learned best by feel rather than by reading a cookbook.

In addition, their active community life supports the continuation of a food tradition -- at gathered times favorite dishes appear, undergirding the event, whether it be a school picnic, a funeral, or sister's day.

An Amish Table contains old recipes, but they are written to be understood and used by those without the benefit of these people's history or the presence of an experienced cook. Here, then, is the possibility of making good food -- not fancy, but substantial; more hearty than delicate; in tune with the seasons.

Product Details

Good Books
Publish Date
March 01, 2002
5.8 X 0.5 X 5.6 inches | 0.35 pounds
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About the Author

Phyllis Pellman Good is a New York Times bestselling author whose books have sold more than 11 million copies. Good is the author of the nationally acclaimed Fix-It and Forget-It slow-cooker cookbooks, several of which have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list, as well as the bestseller lists of USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Book Sense. The series includes eight titles. The most recent are Fix-It and Forget-It Pink Cookbook, to benefit the Avon Foundation and Fix-It and Forget-It Diabetic Cookbook, Revised and Updated, with the American Diabetes Association. Good is also the author of the Fix-It and Enjoy-It series, a "cousin" series to the phenomenally successful Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbooks. Phyllis Pellman Good is Executive Editor at Good Books. (Good Books has published hundreds of titles by more than 135 authors.) She received her B.A. and M.A. in English from New York University. She and her husband, Merle, are the parents of two young-adult daughters. For a complete listing of books by Phyllis Pellman Good, as well as excerpts and reviews, visit or