The Amish Cook's Anniversary Book: 20 Years of Food, Family, and Faith

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From the authors of the highly praised The Amish Cook at Home and The Amish Cook's Baking Book comes a rare journey through twenty years in the life of an Old Order Amish family, full of memories, history, traditions, and some of the Amish Cook's most popular recipes.

Part cookbook, part cultural education, part family memoir, The Amish Cook's Anniversary Book: 20 Years of Food, Family, and Faith celebrates two decades of home and hearth straight from the pens of the original ...

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Overview

From the authors of the highly praised The Amish Cook at Home and The Amish Cook's Baking Book comes a rare journey through twenty years in the life of an Old Order Amish family, full of memories, history, traditions, and some of the Amish Cook's most popular recipes.

Part cookbook, part cultural education, part family memoir, The Amish Cook's Anniversary Book: 20 Years of Food, Family, and Faith celebrates two decades of home and hearth straight from the pens of the original Amish Cook, Elizabeth Coblentz, and her daughter and successor, Lovina Eicher.

Featured inside are classic recipes such as Cucumber Salad, Homemade Cheese Soup, Rhubarb Custard Pie, Poor Man's Steak, Asparagus Casserole, Frosty Strawberry Squares, and Yumasetti; a sampling of the best columns from "The Amish Cook" archives; reflections on Amish history and lore, including stories of old-order days; and glimpses into special events such as weddings, funerals, church services, butchering days, family reunions, and holidays.

More than 30 recipes are featured alongside evocative full-color photographs and descriptive monthly columns on topics ranging from cooking and gardening to family meals and celebrations—each offering insight on a culture rooted in food, family, friends, and faith.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780740797651
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/14/2010
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 634,844
  • Product dimensions: 9.62 (w) x 11.08 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Meet the Author

Together with editor Kevin Williams, Elizabeth Coblentz founded "The Amish Cook" newspaper column and later coauthored the column's namesake inaugural cookbook. Today, Lovina Eicher, Elizabeth's daughter, pens the column that continues to share Amish culture, tradition, and recipes with a nationally syndicated audience of more than 130 newspapers throughout the United States. Lovina lives in Michigan with her husband, Joe, and their eight children. Kevin lives in Ohio.

Together with editor Kevin Williams, Elizabeth Coblentz founded "The Amish Cook" newspaper column and later coauthored the column's namesake inaugural cookbook. Today, Lovina Eicher, Elizabeth's daughter, pens the column that continues to share Amish culture, tradition, and recipes with a nationally syndicated audience of more than 130 newspapers throughout the United States. Lovina lives in Michigan with her husband, Joe, and their eight children. Kevin lives in Ohio.

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  • Posted May 1, 2012

    Fascinating look into Amish life!

    “The Amish Cook,” is a warm and delightful syndicated column which has been written by a mother and daughter of Old Order Amish for over twenty years. In The Amish Cook’s Anniversary Book: 20 Years of Food, Family, and Faith, Lovina Eicher’s recipes and columns offer anecdotes and insights which are as much personal journal entries as collections of her often informally-cited recipes. She will talk about the weather, a family gathering for a wedding or some-such, and talk about the foods they prepared, and what it all meant to them, living in the Good Lord’s graces. On Sunday, my family made her Baked French Toast recipe, which turned out delicious and creamy, with delicious flavors borrowed from cinnamon and brown sugar. So good! These homey and timeless recipes and stories from The Amish Cook’s Anniversary Book will warm your heart — and your stomach!

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  • Posted February 28, 2011

    Comfort Food in Book Form

    I enjoyed reading this book which is a collection from 20 years worth of newspaper articles from a column about Amish life. Together with editor Kevin Williams, Elizabeth Coblentz founded "The Amish Cook" column which later became syndicated and now appears in over 100 newspapers. Today, Elizabeth's daughter Lovina Eicher writes the column about the Amish culture.

    Readers of this book will be drawn into the daily life of the Amish as seen through the eyes of Elizabeth and Lovina. It's a simple life, but filled with many of the same joys and sorrows that any of us experience. They write of daily chores, family, births and deaths, weddings and funerals, weather, and the challenges of living without electricity. And food. So much of the Amish life centers around food whether it be growing it, preserving it, or preparing meals for family or larger gatherings. It's also a book about the importance of faith in God which permeates every aspect of Amish life. Many times, when writing about the death of a grandchild or someone in the Amish community, Elizabeth would end the article with "God knows best." It wasn't a resignation but rather a firm belief that gave strength in the midst of grief.

    Endearing color photos are included that depict the Amish life, as well as some recipes (32 total) from Elizabeth and Lovina, but this really isn't a cookbook. It's a celebration of the 20 years of writing about life from the Amish perspective.

    I received a copy of this book for review from the publisher but the opinion of it is my own and wasn't solicited nor required. If I didn't like it I would say so.

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