Monday, October 22, 2012

Preview and review of "The Amish Family Cookbook" by Jerry & Tina Eicher

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!



Today's Wild Card authors are:


and the book:

Harvest House Publishers; Spi edition (October 1, 2012)

***Special thanks to Ginger Chen for sending me a review copy.***

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Jerry Eicher’s bestselling Amish fiction (more than 210,000 in combined sales) includes The Adams County Trilogy, the Hannah’s Heart books, and the Little Valley Series. After a traditional Amish childhood, Jerry taught for two terms in Amish and Mennonite schools in Ohio and Illinois. Since then he’s been involved in church renewal, preaching, and teaching Bible studies. Jerry lives with his wife, Tina, and their four children in Virginia.

Tina Eicher was born and married in the Amish faith, surrounded by a mother and sisters who were great Amish cooks. At fellowship meals and family gatherings, Tina’s dishes receive high praise and usually return empty. She and her husband, Jerry Eicher, author of several bestselling Amish fiction titles, are the parents of four children and live in Virginia.


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SHORT BOOK DESCRIPTION:


From bestselling author Jerry Eicher (more than 350,000 books sold) and his wife, Tina, comes this warm and inviting peek into an Amish kitchen, complete with recipes, Amish proverbs, and a dash of Amish humor. Readers will laugh, pray, and eat robustly with The Amish Family Cookbook at their side.



Product Details:
List Price: $ 14.99
Spiral-bound: 272 pages

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers; Spi edition (October 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0736943773
ISBN-13: 978-0736943772



AND NOW...A FEW RECIPES FOR YOU TO TRY (CLICK ON PICTURES TO SEE THEM LARGER):














my review...


The Amish Family Cookbook is a valuable treasure trove of recipes, well-organized into sections with everything from Appetizers to Breakfast foods, Cakes, Cookies, Dessert, Main Dishes, and Breads. There is truly something for everyone in its pages. The recipes are easy to read and easy to follow as well. I quite enjoyed the layout of the book, where recipes have been accompanied by cute little sayings and the occasional and appropriate quote from one of the Eicher's books. What I most appreciate about the cookbook is the peek it offers into the Amish culture, with many a surprise along the way. For example, for some reason I expected the Amish to cook much more with strictly natural ingredients. Yet what a surprise to learn that one of the favourite things for the Amish to eat after church is "Amish Peanut Butter", a mixture of peanut butter, marshmallow creme, and maple syrup. Who knew the Amish like marshmallow creme? And I must say that this recipe must be an acquired taste! The only thing that would have made the cookbook even better would have been the inclusion of pictures of at least some of the delectable recipes contained within its pages.

I award this cookbook 4 out of 5 stars.

Book has been provided courtesy of the publisher, Harvest House, for the purposes of this unbiased review.