By Kevin Williams
Okay, we have a whole interesting slate of stories this week in Amish in the News
AN AMISH WHODUNIT: This is a fascinating case and.....I don't know, I think there is enough reasonable doubt in this case....while I don't understand why anyone would falsely confess to a crime, such things do happen and it sounds like it happened here. Read this bizarre, twisted story of an Amish man found guilty of murder here.
ANNUAL AMISH AUCTION IN ST. IGNATIUS, MONTANA: I have been to the St. Ignatius Amish settlement, but not their auction. I bet it is an amazing experience and the article scarcely mentions their food, that is the whole reason I'd go. But the Amish-made quilts are probably incredible also. Click here to read more.
A TOUCH OF AMISH IN WHEELING: I have mixed views about shops like this. In some ways, it smacks of cultural appropriation. I mean, if I opened a shop selling Chilean goods and spices? I have no real connection to the country of Chile, so why would I do that? Now, if I opened up an Italian goods store, with my Mom's Italian linegage I might feel more comfortable. So, anyway, if you are in Wheeing, West Virginia and want a touch of Amish Country without going, here you go.
MY AMISH HOME - CINNAMON ROLL CAKE: Man, this sounds good. I mean, cinnamon rolls are amazing. Cake is amazing, so marry the two and you get cinnamon roll cake. Count me in! Check out the latest with Illinois Amish columnist Millie Otto and get her super sounding recipe for cinnamon roll cake.
FOOD CULTURE OF LANCASTER COUNTY: It used to be that Amish food ruled the roost here: whoopie pies and homemade root beer were mainstays and they still are. But they are being joined by Thai, Vietnamese, and other food fare that is international in scope. So you can truly eatyour way through global feast now in Amish country. Check out this super New York Times article.