Recipes from Central Market [With 12 Color Plates]

Phyllis Pellman Good, Author, Phillis Pellman Good, Author, Louise Stoltzfus, Joint Author Good Books $23.95 (0p) ISBN 978-1-56148-210-8

The authors of The Central Market Cookbook return with another collection of recipes representing the regional cuisine around Lancaster, Penn.-widely known as Amish country. The contributions of those who own and staff the 70 stands reflects the local German heritage. There are recipes for Fladelsuppe, pancakes in soup and German cucumber salad. Many of the contributors' favorites seem neither original nor inspired, such as those for potato and chicken salads, chicken noodle soup and tuna noodle casserole. Of greater interest are several recipes for desserts, including Black-Bottom Banana Bars, Glazed Apple Cookies and such Amish specialties as Montgomery and Quakertown pies. A history of the market and descriptions of some of the region's specialties, such as scrapple, are highlighted. (Dec.)