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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.
"The Amish Cook" column is syndicated in more than 100 newspapers nationwide.
Elizabeth wrote THE AMISH COOK in longhand by the light of a kerosene lamp.
Elizabeth has been a writer for the Amish newspaper, The Budget,for 40 years.See all Product Description
This book is very pretty, with lots of huge photos. It's really more than a cookbook - it includes many columns about the author's Amish life. Made me want to live on a farm!Published on Dec 22 2003 by Hello Kitty Ellen
I found the book lovely, restful, funny, and full of wonderful tips. Elizabeth, her family and her community really come to life on the pages. I very much enjoyed this book.Published on March 18 2003 by Bridgette DeSmet