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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Bulk foods

There is not much to say about this. It is not necessarily a better way to buy food, But generaly it is a cheaper way to buy your food. When preparing your foods, You can just as easily buy a smaller package, than searching out for a bulk food store.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Canned foods

You will find that the amish can a lot of their food. This is the main way of preserving their food for the year. This gives their food a distinquishable taste. It also helps with faster preperation of meals.

The food that I was not used to being canned was meat. I know you can buy canned meats, but is was not something I would hardly buy, except for tuna fish. It is actually pretty good, and you should try it.

This is also a reason why some foods may tast different after you take it home. Have a great day.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


There is nothing special in the ingredients that Amish use in their cooking. There are quite a few Amish that are restricted in what they can make for an income. Some is because of the rules they follow, and some is because it cost so much to travel. This leads them to go to places like aldies and save a lot, quite a bit. There are also a lot of scratch and dent stores around our area. There is nothing wrong with the food except that the cans are dented, or that the food is from a different type of brand.

When you are trying to feed large families, This is about the only way you can afford to feed them. This in no way diminishes the food they eat. It all depends on the cook.

Saturday, August 22, 2009


We have been to several amish butchering, and noticed they did cut out any steaks. My wife noticed that right away and asked. There was no real reason, they did not cut out any steaks. The way they cooked did not leave much room for eating steak. I do know they eat their steak when they are out eating.

I do know that we will continue to have our steaks cut when we have a butchering.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Are amish foods safe to eat.

It is like eating any other food that you eat. Just take a look at it and if it doesn't look right, dont eat it. There are some misconceptions that amish are really dirty. There are some that way. But I found that most families were very clean, and food care was very sanitary. I can not tell y0u to eat or not to eat. I will leave that up to you.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Taste As You Go: Guest Posts#comment-14922086

Taste As You Go: Guest Posts#comment-14922086

salt cured pork

If you get any salt cured pork, ham , or bacon. I will have to make this suggestion. Make sure you spend the time and soak it in water. There is usually too much salt in these and you might think you are eating a salt brick. There might even take several soaking, depending on how much salt was used. When you do soak the meat, don't cut it up. This will make the meat too soggy. I could imagine that usually a overnight soaking will do the job.

Enjoy your fine piece of meat. It is usually very delicious.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Basic information

There is a misconception of amish. I will try to give you my insights on what I have found out. The amish in general do there cooking to help with costs. This leads to some interesting ways to cooking, and tried and true ways of cooking.

Some of the styles of cooking also vary with regions. I should be able to come up with alot more recipes, once my selections are used up.

Some of the recipes might seem similar, and others will be a totaly new experience.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Just wanted to share the joy of food found in my area

I have lived in Amish country for 10 years now. My wife has lived here even longer. In that time we have accumulated a variety of recipes. Some of the recipes might be very similar, and others might be a completely new experience.

I am hope you will find a great use for these recipes.

Thank you.