By Kevin Williams
Let's check out the Amish in the News for this week....
COUNTRY DOCTOR: This story is a throwback in two ways: one, it's good, good journalism, of the type that newspapers used to feature on a regular basis. The article is allowed to "breathe", not constrained by shrinking newspaper pages. In fact, the article is so long I had to read it in a couple of sittings. The reporter is permitted to just tell the story and that is increasingly rare these days. And then there is the subject of the story himself, a country doctor that still makes house calls while keeping his other eye on cutting edge treatments. Back when I first met The Amish Cook, the original one, back in the early 1990s, there was still an elderly country doctor in their area that made housecalls and sometimes took corn or a cow as payment. SIGH, a bygone era, for sure. But an article about a doctor in Wisconsin brings it all back.....
DINNER IN AN AMISH HOME: This is a super article also, a woman's account of dinner held in an Amish home (well, in an outbuilding). She got to attend as part of her Methodist church's outing program. Man, the meal sounds - and looks - amazing. I'm intrigued by the orange tapioca that was served, that's not something I've run into on Amish menus. Also, intrigued that this was a New Order Amish family serving the meal. I didn't know there were New Order Amish in the Kalona, Iowa area. Gloria, who pens the Amish Cook column for us, is also New Order Amish. Anyway, click here to see photos and read about this Amish supper.
WHERE DO THE AMISH IN LANCASTER GET THEIR BUGGIES? Good question, this article provides the answer!
MILLIE'S BLACK BEAN AND ENCHILADA CORN BAKE: Check out Illinois Amish columnist Millie Otto, see what she is up to this week and get a Tex-Mex recipe...I like these types of suppers, sounds good to me! Click here.
INCREDIBLE LANCASTER CASSEROLES: Back to Lancaster County, cradle of Amish culture in America, and Lancaster Farming has some amazing casserole recipes in their newest issue. Check out recipes like Sausage Potato Casserole with Roasted Red Peppers and Noodle Kugel (the noodle kugle has its roots in Jewish culture, but it has fit in nicely with the Amish, the recipe fits right in with typical Amish cooking). Check these all out here.