Fall is a great time of year to visit Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in the heart of Amish country, and I've just learned that the well-regarded Harvest Moon Bed & Breakfast, in New Holland, is offering several culinary tours this season that sound quite intriguing.
On September 17th-18th, Harvest Moon is offering a German food themed weekend, which includes a Bavarian cooking demo -- think saurbraten with dumplings and spätzle dripping with melted gruyere cheese. (Why German? Although the Amish are called "Pennsylvania Dutch", their roots are actually German, and so it's German food traditions that hold sway in the area.)
December 3-4th is a holiday baking themed weekend, which includes cookie, pie and tart baking demos and a tour of an Amish bakery. (Warning: Amish baked goods are invariably mouthwatering!)
Harvest Moon rates and booking info are available here. Read about the six culinary experience you can't miss when you visit Amish country, and take a photo tour of Lancaster's historic Central Market.