The Amish Cook, a full-color cookbook based on Elizabeth Coblentz's columns of the same name, 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. The column started when 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 shared a family recipe and discussed daily life on her Indiana farm, spent with her husband, Ben, and their eight children and 32 grandchildren. 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.
About the Author
KEVIN WILLIAMS is the founder of Oasis NewsFeatures, Inc., and the editor of "The Amish Cook" column. He lives in Middletown, Ohio. ELIZABETH COBLENTZ, the author of "The Amish Cook" column until she died in 2002 lived in a 40-year-old, clapboard farmhouse with two of her daughters in Midwestern Indiana. She was a writer for the Amish newspaper, The Budget, for 40 years, and wrote "The Amish Cook" in longhand by the light of a kerosene lamp.