Unbeknownst to many folks outside the Amish Mennonite population in America, Pinecraft, Florida—a village tucked away in the heart of Sarasota—is the vacation paradise of the Plain People. Unlike any other Plain community in the world, this village is a virtual melting pot of Amish and Mennonites from around the world, intermingled with people, like author Sherry Gore’s family, who live there year-round.
Gore has put together a cookbook that represents the people who make Pinecraft unique. With hundreds of easy-to-prepare recipes, 16 full-color photographs and black-and-white photographs throughout, this cookbook includes traditional favorites such as Sweet Potato Sweet Mash and Mrs. Byler’s Glazed Donuts, as well as Florida favorites including Fried Alligator Nuggets, Grilled Lime Fish Fillets, and Strawberry Mango Smoothies. Interspersed with the recipes are true-life stories about births, engagements, weddings, deaths, funerals, celebrations, wildlife encounters, and accidents told through years of Sherry’s Letters from Home column published in The Budget, the Amish newspaper. This delightful cookbook offers readers a faith-based, family-focused perspective of the simple way of life of the Plain People. It is truly a breath of fresh air from Sarasota, Florida!
About the Author
Sherry Gore is the the author of two cookbooks, “Simply Delicious Amish Cooking” and “Me, Myself and Pie” and co-author of the novel “Made with Love.” She is also a weekly scribe for the national edition of the Amish newspaper, The Budget, established in 1890. The National Geographic Channel featured Sherry prominently their documentary series, Amish: Out of Order. Sherry’s culinary adventures have been seen on NBC Daytime, the Today Show, Mr. Food Test Kitchen and more. Sherry is a year-round resident of beautiful, sun-kissed Sarasota, Florida, the vacation paradise of the Plain People. She has three children and is a member of a Beachy Amish Mennonite church. When not spending time with her family, writing, or eating, Sherry is a cooking show host, and an official pie contest judge.
After reading Sherry Gore’s The Plain Choice which I LOVED, I just HAD to buy her cookbook and see what it is like! See my review of The Plain Choice here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/review/R29GE5UGKVH46?ref_=glimp_1rv_cl I loved this book because woven thru’ the recipes are true stories about births, engagements, weddings, deaths, funerals, celebrations, told through years of Sherry’s Letters from Home column published in The Budget, which is an Amish newspaper. Lots of old fashioned recipes with farm fresh ingredients. See my attatched photo of the recipe for Salted Caramels 🙂 Now I am interested in actually visiting Sarasota Florida!
- Title: Simply Delicious Amish Cooking: Recipes and stories from the Amish of Sarasota, Florida (The Pinecraft Collection)
- Autor: Sherry Gore
- Publisher (Publication Date): Zondervan; Spi edition (May 7, 2013)
- Language: English
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