25 April 2017

Blog Tour The Essential Amish Cookbook: Everyday Recipes from Farm and Pantry by Lovina Eicher

The Essential Amish Cookbook

$22.99 USD

7 x 9 in. paperback

ISBN 978-1-5138-0029-5 

eBook │ $18.99 │ 978-1-5138-0030-1 

Release date: April 18, 2017

Available from Herald PressAmazon, Barnes and Noble and your favorite bookseller. 

Join Amish cook Lovina Eicher in her kitchen as she prepares recipes used every day in countless Amish homes in Old Order Amish communities across North America. Many of the more than 100 recipes are richly illustrated with step-by-step photographs to help you learn Amish cooking as if you were in Lovina’s own kitchen. From hearty main dishes to substantial sides—plus a generous sampling of scrumptious cakes, pies, cookies, and other delectable desserts—learn how to make the hearty, simple dishes that the Amish cook together and serve at home, church services, and weddings.

About the Author

Lovina Eicher is author of the syndicated column, Lovina’s Amish Kitchen, which appears in 40 newspapers around the United States and on a weekly blog maintain by her editors. She is the author of several cookbooks. Lovina and her husband have eight children and live in rural Michigan.

Author Tour

Lovina will be supporting her book release with a series of book signings. If you or any of your readers would like to meet her in person, here is a list of confirmed book signings. More dates and locations are in the works. Updates will be posted on the Lovina's Amish Kitchen Facebook page.

April 18 – J Farver’s Books (Time TBA)
451 S. VanBuren
Shipshewana, IN 46565

April 29 – Launch party! (Time: TBA)
Peace Church
833 East 168th Street
South Holland, IL 60473
(Here you can also meet Lovina's loyal friend Ruth and Ruth's fellow church friends who did the recipe testing)

May 6 – Dorothy’s Hallmark (Time TBA)
The Party Shop
3418 Lake City Hwy
Warsaw, IN 46580

May 19 – Better World Books – 6-8 p.m.
215 S Main St,
Goshen, IN 46526

May 20 – Barnes and Noble - 12 - 3 p.m.
University Park Mall
6501 North Grape Road
Mishawaka, IN 46545

My Review:
Firstly thanks to the publisher for my review copy.

I enjoy reading Amish books and the interesting dishes, such as  Whoopie Pies. Being an Australian I often wonder what the dish is. I jumped at a chance to review this book just to see some Amish recipes. While I haven't tried any recipes yet I have found many that sound interesting and because of photos now know what some look like. Lovina explains how to make the recipe which will help in making them and also many recipes she gives the story of the recipe. (When she first made the recipe etc.) Also what I love are the photos. We don't just see photos of the lovely food we see photos of the Amish way of life and also of nature. Some of the photos of flowers are breathtaking. Also the Amish buggies and horses. As Lovina is Older Amish their are no photos of her or her family but the book doesn't need that. It is a recipe book with the added benefit of wonderful photos. 

If you ever wondered what some of the Amish recipes in books you read are or want to try some of their recipes this is a book I am sure you will like. Check out her facebook page for a demo of some of her recipes. I tried to add one here but I couldn't work out how to add it.

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