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    The Amish Cook: Recollections and Recipes from an Old Order Amish Family

    Coblentz, Elizabeth
    Williams, Kevin
    Smith, Laurie

    Ten Speed Press
    Published: November 1, 2002
    ISBN: 1580082149

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    Book Description
    From Library Journal
    Eleven years ago, while still a college student, Williams, who had become intrigued by the Amish as "a living link between a simpler time" and the hectic world of today, asked Coblentz to write a newspaper column he had envisioned about life in an Amish community. Today, her syndicated monthly column appears nationwide in more than 100 newspapers. This book is not just a compilation of the columns and recipes, however; Williams begins with his and Coblentz's story, than follows with a chapter on the history of the Amish. He has organized the recipes by meal, from breakfast to supper, with separate sections on dessert and on Sundays and special occasions. Each chapter contains history and background from Williams, comments and reminiscences from Coblentz, and some of her original columns, as well as additional recipes. Williams's instincts were true-Coblentz's description of her life offers a fascinating glimpse into another era (her columns might almost have been written by a contemporary of Laura Ingalls Wilder). Recommended for both social science and cookery collections. [Sadly, Coblentz died September 17, 2002.-Ed.]
    Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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    The Amish Cook

    Recollections and Recipes from an Old Order Amish Family by Elizabeth Coblentz with Kevin Williams

    Ten years ago, aspiring newspaper editor Kevin Williams convinced Elizabeth Coblentz, an Old Order Amish wife and mother, to write a weekly cooking column called "The Amish Cook." Each week Elizabeth shares a family recipe and discusses daily life on her Indiana farm, spent with husband, Ben, and their eight children and 32 grandchildren. THE AMISH COOK, a full-color cookbook based on Elizabeth's columns, compiles more than 75 traditional Amish recipes, photographs of the Coblentz farm, practical gardening tips, cherished family tales, and firsthand accounts of traditional Amish events like corn-husking bees and barn raisings. A truly unique collaboration between a simple Amish grandmother and a modern-day newspaperman, THE AMISH COOK is a poignant and authentic look at a disappearing way of life.

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