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Pretty Cool Article!

No, it's not cool just because I'm in it, I think the piece gives great perspective into the art of Amish and Mennonite baking.  I am looking forward to being on the Live at 9 Show in Memphis on Tuesday.  Anyway, click here to read the article about our baking book and Tennessee's plain settlements.

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Sure hope we get to meet them in the Northwest. Hint Hint!

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Sure hope with you!!! Smile  Give in to the NW peer pressure Kevin!!!!

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Is he ignoring the comments?

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Would L-O-V-E to come to the Pacific NW....nothing firm yet, but stay tuned!!

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Well, we would L-O-V-E to host you!  You know that their is a Mennonite population in the Centralia-Chehalis area of the state, also there is a Great Wolf Lodge, a hotel with an indoor waterpark,  A place children supposedly enjoy...  

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Actually, I might now have something brewing for the NW, stay tuned!

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That beginning to sound like something to be excited about!!!  

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Great article, Kevin! Wish I was able to see you on the show in Memphis next week, but I do plan to tape your upcoming one in Chicago on WGN next Thursday! BTW, is that 12:45 our time, or Chicago time?

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1:45 Ohio time!

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Really enjoyed the article.  I'd never given much thought to Amish baking being an aspect of their culture and heritage before, so that was very interesting, and you explained it so clearly.  Just curious:  when you and Lovina do book signings, how do you handle the "no photography" part?  Do folks try to sneak photos of Lovina, anyway?  How comfortable is she with all the attention?

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I think Diann's answer was on the mark.  I make an annoucement, and I do everything I can to ensure people respect the no photo rule.  I have warned Lovina, though, about cell phone cameras, etc...At the end of the day, there is no way to assure that someone won't take her photo, but at least I can say I did everything I could to prevent it....Most people - 98 out of 100 - are respectful and put their cameras away.

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JWP, I know you were asking Kevin about this, but when I was at the book signing in Cincinnati last year, an announcement was made before Lovina made an appearance, asking that everyone kindly refrain from taking photos. I don't think Lovina was too comfortable with the attention; she seemed kind of shy to me.

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Thanks for the info, Diann ... that's so neat that you were able to be there in person AND to meet Lovina in person, too!

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I wouldn't trade that experience for anything! I got to meet Kevin and Lovina and some of their family all at the same time!  Smile I also got to meet BKCronin, althought she doesn't post on here much anymore! (hint, hint, BK!)

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Sorry, Kevin ... didn't mean to exclude you from my "wow, you got to meet ..." comment.  Having seen you on video and, of course, from reading the website, it's sort of like knowing you already.  But since we -- well, most of us anyway -- will probably never have a chance to see what Lovina looks like ... [insert plug for Pacific NW book tour and also one for the Mid-Atlantic states here] ... I got excited that Diann got to meet Lovina..  As much as I "know" you, your feelings probably weren't dented ... but just wanted to explain..  Wink