AMISH ORGANIC MILK: Green Field Farms is a wonderfully creative and innovative food co-op in Holmes County, Ohio comprised entirely of Amish and Mennonite farmers. I've met with the owners of the co-op before and they are a top-notch, authentic enterprise selling only the finest organic products.
They are going to step it up a bit by opening up a brand new processing facility for their organic milk. That means more of us will be able to sample their wonderful products. Check it out here.
MILLIE'S HOT POTATO SALAD: Check out the latest from Illinois Amish writer, Millie Otto, and her recipe for a delicious hot potato salad. Click here.
AMISH MUD SALES: Man, if you get a chance, you need to visit one of these sales. You'll find great deals and great, authentic Amish food, from soups and stews to doughnuts and other baked goods. Yeah, the deals are great, but I'd go just for the food. Finding true authentic Amish cuisine can be tough but you can find it as mud sales. Check out a whole schedule of them here.
BREAKING AMISH: Or, as I call it, Faking Amish. This ridiculous show still plods on thanks to TLC, and one of its stars was coy recently when asked if the show is scripted. Of course, it is! The show has never been "reality." Hollywood doesn't like the term "scripted" so people in the industry will say the show isn't scripted, but it is "heavily produced." Means the same thing. Click here to read the interview with Kate Stotlz, Amish turned fashion designer.
AMISH SOUL FOOD: This is a fascinating article in Food & Wine, an interview with Top Chef's Chris Scott who talks about the meshing of Amish and traditional southern "soul food." This definitely isn't a stretch. I've written extensively how Hispanic culture has impacted Amish cooking, I'm not surprised that southern black food traditions would influence the Amish in certain geographic areas. Click here to read more.