Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Amish Cook at Home - Review (Giveaway Closed)


A cultural overview as well as a cookbook, The Amish Cook at Home by Lovina Eicher with Kevin Williams is filled with gorgeous photographs and appealing recipes. In conversational tone, Mrs. Eicher shares her family recipes and stories; as I read, I often felt as though I was reading a personal letter from her. Sidebars include anecdotes about Mrs. Eicher's family, information about Amish history and culture, and hints on gardening and canning.

The book is arranged by season, and many of the recipes take advantage of seasonal produce. The recipes, more than a hundred in all, include traditional favorites (Dandelion Jelly, Chicken and Dumplings, Funeral Pie) as well as some surprises (Bacon-Wrapped Jalapenos). I'm looking forward to trying Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls!

Thanks to Andrews McMeel Publishing, one lucky blog reader will win a copy of The Amish Cook at Home.

This giveaway is closed. Congratulations, Kayla!

Here's how to enter: Just leave me a comment to let me know that you'd like to win. Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you. Limit 1 entry by this method. This must be done in order to qualify for extra entries.

Here's how you can earn additional entries (please leave one comment per entry):
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More details: Open to residents of USA, age 18 or older. Giveaway ends Wednesday 7/29/09 at noon (Eastern time). Winner will be chosen by the random number generator at Random.org. Winner will be contacted by email and must claim the prize within 72 hours, or another winner will be chosen. Void where prohibited.

Good luck, and thanks for reading!

90 comments :

  1. Oh wowee, I love Amish cookbooks!! I'd love to win one! :)

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  2. I already subscribe in my Google Reader! :)

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  3. Hey there. I love cookbooks. Lived close to what we called "Amish Country" in PA when I was growing up and would love to win this book. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

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  4. I also love cookbooks and this one looks great~Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  5. I already subscribe in my google reader! This looks like a very good cookbook/book to read!

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  6. Count me in!
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  7. I subscribe via email.
    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

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  8. I love reading Amish books...I'd love to have a cookbook and MAKE what I read about! :-) Me, please!!

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  9. And, I'm subscribed in my Google Reader! :-)

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  10. I'd love to win this cookbook!

    Debbie: rebbiedeed@hotmail.com

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  11. I'm now subscribed in my Google reader!

    Debbie: rebbiedeed@hotmail.com

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  12. This sounds like a great book, nice review and made me interested to see the recipes! I like the focus on seasonal cooking using the freshest ingredients. I'd love a copy; please enter me.

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  13. I LOVE Amish cooking...

    What an awesome giveaway!

    Blessings,
    www.ilovemy5kids.blogspot.com

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  14. I would LOVE to win this! My all time favorite ever cookbook is an Amish cookbook, and I've been wanting to get more!

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  15. This sounds like a fabulous book. I hope to win. Thank you for the chance.

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  16. What a delightful cookbook. I'd love to win it!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  17. I am an e-mail subscriber.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  18. I would LOVE to win this!!! Oh man, this is right up my alley. I would love to BE Amish. :)

    lukeandbryn AT gmail DOT com

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  19. I subscribe via Google!
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  20. This looks awesome. Enter me please.

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  21. I would love to win this cookbook. Baking is my passion, and this book looks like it will have some great baked goods recipes. Thanks!

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  22. Wow, to be able to make a pie crust like that--if this cookbook can help me, I want it! :)

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  23. I'd love to win this. I love cookbooks and an Amish one would be a great addition to my library!

    je2kids (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  24. I just found your blog from Amanda @Serenity Now. Loving what I see. I'm intrigued by the way the Amish cooks, and also a collector of cookbooks. Would love to win this.

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  25. I also just subscribed by email.

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  26. i'd love to win- i admit to a cookbook addiction but i missed this one and it looks YUMMY

    nick0166@yahoo.com

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  27. tweeted about the contest

    under nick0166

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  28. I would love to win this cookbook!

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  29. I would loooove to win this cookbook! reylte at gmail dot com

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  30. I would L.O.V.E to win this cookbook - I'm always looking for new recipes!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    averybryce@hotmail.com

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  31. Would like to try this!
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  32. I would SOOO love to win this cookbook. I've been on a baking kick & my husband's boss asked if I was Amish...this would be icing on the cake!

    kayla{at}bellafaithdesign{dot}com

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  33. I would LOVE to win this book- how perfect. I could use some new, amazing recipes.
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  34. I'd love to win. I've been reading Lovina's column in my grandma's newspaper for a really long time and her recipes are always fabulous! Thank for the giveaway.
    Christy
    sheridesthatbigredhonda@yahoo.com

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  35. VERY NICE...I love to cook and I love cookbooks too!

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  36. I would love to win
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  37. subscribe in google reader
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  38. I made Amish Whoopie Pies a few weeks ago. They were delicious! I would love this book!

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  39. I love the Amish recipes and would love to have this book!

    Pat

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  40. I subscribed through google reader

    pat

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  41. I would love to add this to my cookbook collection :) Yum!

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  43. I would love to win this cookbook! mommyisinthebathroom at gmail dot com

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  44. What a beautiful cookbook!! I love trying new recipes!!

    Thanks for the chance :)
    Lisa
    lisabradford101@gmail.com

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  45. I'd love to win this! I'm not very good at cooking, so I need all the help I can get.
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  46. I would LOVE to win this!! :)

    I blogged about it here: http://checkoutthefabulous.blogspot.com/2009/07/check-out-this-giveaway.html

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  47. I would love to win this cook book.

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  48. I'm a cookbook addict, and am really fond of Amish cookbooks! Please count me in. Thank you!

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  49. I subscribe via reader

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  50. I blogged it:
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  51. I tweeted:
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  52. I would love to win, thanks for the chance!

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  53. I'd love to win this as well-I love cooking homemade meals!!
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  54. Thanks so much! It sounds like a great book.

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  55. This cookbook looks amazing! I love Amish cooking!

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  56. Oh my, this looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  57. that sounds like the best kind of cookook there is! I'd love to win it!

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  58. I blogged about your giveaway here: http://parboiledpandemonium.blogspot.com/2009/07/frugal-creativity-giveaway.html,

    hooray for extra entries!!

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  59. blogged about your back to school bash here:

    http://ardmores.blogspot.com/2009/07/frugal-creativity-back-to-school-bash.html

    can you tell I REALLY want to win???

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  60. I would love to win. I had a leak in my roof, resulting in mold, and I'm highly allergic to it. I just today had to get rid of all my books. t'was hard for me. 'specially the amish cookbook. =..[

    would love to have this be the first on my highly disinfected bookshelf! =]

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  61. I really would love to win this book. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.


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  62. cdziuba@aol.com I would LOVE to win this, I adore Amish food.

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  63. blogged http://ceeceeblogger.blogspot.com/2009/07/amish-cookbook-giveaway.html


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  64. cdziuba@aol.com email subscriber

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  66. I love to cook and would love to win this cookbook!

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  67. I just subscribed to your feed in Google Reader.

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  68. cdziuba@aol.com Blogged about the BASH!


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  69. I am following you and tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/matt0701/status/2891009620

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  70. I'd love to win this. I have a feeling I'd get quite a bit of use out of it- I'd love to try things like a dandedlion jelly. :)

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  71. I would love to have this cookbook!

    Thanks
    Christina
    mamafabulous.blogspot.com

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  72. I would love to win this book my Kids and me do family night and we all cook together it would be nice to try something different.

    Thank you

    heidivargas [at] live dot com

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  73. I would love to win this cookbook! I love to cook, I love cookbooks and I have great respect and admiration for the Amish!

    Cindy
    Socmom213@aol.com

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  74. I am a new follower of your blog! I love reading it already.

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    Socmom213@aol.com

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  75. I follow you on Twitter now. My username is Soccermom213

    I tweeted about your blog and giveaway!

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    Socmom213@aol.com

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  76. I'd love to learn a different measure of recipes. What an interesting book.
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  77. Amish cooking is the best, please enter me!

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  78. subscribed via email

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  79. tweet

    http://twitter.com/lifestooshort7/status/2904546248

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  80. I would love to have this cookbook. rsgrandinetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  81. This cookbook sounds wonderful. I would really love to try some Amish cooking. Thank you!

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  82. I'm a subscriber.
    judybrittle at gmail dot com

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  83. I tweeted
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  84. Tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/matt0701/status/2910306036

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