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:
Jerry and Tina Eicher
and the book:
The Amish Family Cookbook
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.
Visit the author's website.
My take on this book:
In the area that I live in I occasionally have the opportunity to purchase Amish made food, so I was delighted to be able to try out a few "Amish" recipes. My family is always big on desserts so I made a couple of cakes. I was actually surprised that the Apple Cake was one that I already had a recipe for, but the Chocolate Apple Cake was one that sounded appealing, and I must say my family loved it!
While I enjoyed the recipes and plan on incorporating a few into my holiday baking season, another thing that I really enjoyed about this cookbook was the little gems of Amish wisdom that was in the margin of each recipe in the book. I found myself reading those whether I was actually looking for a recipe or not. The structure of the book is great, it has a spiral binding that makes it easy to use, pages and covers that can be wiped off. I wouldn't hesitate to give this wonderful cookbook as a gift, and actually plan on purchasing a few for friends this Christmas.
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.
List Price: $ 14.99
Spiral-bound: 272 pages
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers; Spi edition (October 1, 2012)
AND NOW...A FEW RECIPES FOR YOU TO TRY (CLICK ON PICTURES TO SEE THEM LARGER):