Why I want to be mentor: I have made my repertoire of German recipes over and over again, always with delighted complimentals
Lesson Learned: I cook with the freshest ingredients possible. I stick with authentic recipes, being careful not to \"Americanize\" the German food that I grew up with-- I did live there early in my childhood, too.
Tip: Read the recipe careful and prepare your ingredients ahead of time, so you don't find out you're missing something when it's too late!
Why I want to be mentor: I want to share my passion for this type of cooking. It is like art to me. When I cook this way and serve it to happy guests that makes me happy. I also can and preserve a lot of my own food so that gives me a deeper sense of appreciation on how I was taught to cook this way.
Lesson Learned: Good things take time! Especially when cooking \"amish\" style. Amish do not have microwaves so there isn\'t much room for short cuts when cooking this way, however I have found a few tricks of my own that I am able to incorporate. If you have patience, this type of cuisine is outstanding!
Tip: Use, real cheese, use real potatoes, use fresh produce and grow your own if possible.