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Caption: go to Amazon.com to "look inside", the feature does not work here.

It is hard to believe that our cookbook is now out!  Sheesh it was over a year ago when the final edits were made.  My Dad placed a preorder for a bunch of copies on Amazon.com and he has not received his yet.  Hopefully tomorrow.  It is exciting. I think the future of the entire Amish Cook column, with its rich 18 year history, may well be decided over the next 90 days by how well this book sells.  If it sells well, I think I'll do this for another 18 years!  That is a beautiful cherry pie on the cover, isn't it? Lovina's teenage daughter, Elizabeth, is holding the pie on a chilly autumn morning.  Someone asked how Lovina's lattice turned out so perfectly. I won't lie: she cheats:)  Lovina has a pastry cutter that makes a the lattice pefectly straight.  When you have eight children one does not have time to intricately construct rows of lattice! 

 We are going to make two public appearances and I think that's it...although I won't rule out one or two more after the first of the year. 

Lovina, her husband, kids, myself and Rachel will be at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Cincinnati, Ohio at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 8 for a book-signing and the following weekend, Nov. 15,  at 1 p.m. at Borders Books & Music at the Southlake Mall in Merrillville, Indiana which is on the outskirts of Chicago.  If you can make it, we'd love to see you there!  I'll post more details as they get closer, but that's it in a nutshell. 

To get your copy of The Amish Cook at Home from Amazon click here.  Thanks for sending us up to 4800 on the Amazon list earlier today!!

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I ordered both books from Amazon and they were delivered very quickly.  They look BEAUTIFUL!  I will read cover to cover but I did flip thru to see a few photos and they are BEAUTIFUL!  I think these books are present for Christmas but I will enjoy them now.  Great job!

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I have it! My book finally got here!  I did what others have done, I just carefully looked through at all the pictures, now to read!  I just love the photography!  I especially love the barefeet on pg. 106-107, it is exactly the type of shot I would shoot.  I also love the family drawings and how the children were included, and that there is no photo of you, very respectul of you! 

Congratulations, Kevin on a job well done!

To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. Titus 2:5

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Ordered mine on Friday and it came today.  It was suppose to be a week to get here but Amazon did a great job getting it here sooner.

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My book arrived this morning, I flipped through every  page,  Now I am going to sit down with my cup of coffee and start reading. Now I can't wait until time to go to Merrillville, In. on Nov. 15.

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What about the freebies for those who were promised a book with the purchse of a set of $65 cookbooks?

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The "freebies" go out when I get my supply of books, which, I still haven't:(  Hopefully any day now...

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My book has now been shipped!  It should be here by Wed. just like they said.  Unfortunately our UPS deliveries usually come in the evening.  So it will be a long day!!

To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. Titus 2:5

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Hi Kevin

I used my new book for Thanksgiving this weekend and the recipies were great.  I used Lovina's dressing, pastry and pumpkin pie recipies.  One thing I need to mention.  The pumpkin pie recipie was supposed to make one 9-inch pie, really it made 2 pies with some left over.  No problem since I had an extra disk of pastry leftover from Lovina's recipie  :)           PAULA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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Received my book today Sat. the 11th. Have looked and read partway through. Had to s stop and do some outside stuff. I have three of the books now. I had preorded when they started taking preorders. Great book.

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Kevin, after getting a chance to look through my mom's copy of the book this morning, I had to come tell you that it is GORGEOUS!!!  The annecdotes - only read a few - are more heartwarming and precious than I had imagined!  And (well, I don't want to give too much away for those that haven't seen the book yet) but there is so much included in this book that I would never have imagined!  It is absolutely wonderful!!  Thank you so much - to you AND Lovina - for giving us something so beautiful and inspiring.

Rebecca

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Rebecca,

Thank you. You know, I'm actually going to pat ourselves on the back...It IS a good book....Our first book "Recollections & Recipes", the one I co-wrote with Lovina's Mom and released in 2002 was a decent book and we certainly gave it our all, but I just don't feel it came together like this one did....This one just seems so more lively, more energetic, the photography and design beautiful..and I think the intro to the book is more compelling/gripping than "Recollections & Recipes."  So....thanks:)

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KEVIN, the look inside feature works fine from here, I just used it twice.  I kept clicking on surprise me but never did see the picture of Susan hiding behind the tree, guess I will have to wait till I get my copy.....

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Cherylames, if you click on the arrows on the right hand side of the picture (this is after you have click on Kevin's link) this will let you see what is inside the book.  There are about 5-8 pages that you get to see.  If you keep on clicking on the arrows (after the first click, you'll get arrows on both sides of the page so that you can move back and forth) on the right hand side, you'll get to the picture of Susan hiding behind the tree.  Make sure you have a large screen though, it was too hard to read anything on my lap top.  Guess my eyes are getting too old.........

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My mother got her copy today and I am SOOOO jealous!!  LOL  She's bringing it over tomorrow so I can have a look-see...I can't wait!

Hey Kevin - if I may be so bold...  Any idea when the freebies will go out? 

Rebecca

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The "freebies" will go out when I get my large supply of copies from my publisher. I have not received mine...crazy everyone else is getting their copies before me!:(

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Freebies?

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Several months ago, when the Friend Club was first introduced, there were a couple of "membership drives" wherein, if you joined the club at a certain level during a designated time period, you had a chance to get a copy of the new cookbook free (once published) as an added bonus of membership. 

Rebecca

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If only I'd known!  Cry Cry Cry

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I've order my copy, and can't wait to meet many of you on November 8th.  I have told some friends about this and they are coming too.  One friend is buying several copies to give away as Christmas Gifts this year.  She thinks it will be great to have the copies signed in order to make the gift more special Wink 

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"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift... that's why they call it the present."

 Bk... the luckiest woman on Earth!

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You;re more than welcome to come and spend this week-end with me Wink

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Your pretty close to Merrillville aren't you??

To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. Titus 2:5

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Kevin, I just did the look inside thing on the book.  Who is that hiding behind the tree?

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I could be smug and say "you'll never know":), but that is actually one of my favorite photos in the whole book....It is Lovina's daughter, Susan.  The book's photographer did such a skillful job of photographing the Eichers life without photographing them....no facial, silhouette, or side shots of anyone appear in the book....

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Thanks for not being smug. Wink

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Thanks for finding out about the lattice for me, Kevin!  I'd all but given up on lattice tops for the exact reason you give - even with just two children, it's hard to take the time to construct a traditional lattice crust - and some pie types just do better with the lattice.  I was hoping Lovina's method would be something quick and easy...I'm so happy it is!! 

I'm off to find a similar pastry cutter...

Rebecca

PS - Forgot to say how beautiful the cookbook is!  Just lovely!!  I can't wait until a copy rests in my hands!

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"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift... that's why they call it the present."

Rebecca, try this link: http://www.webstaurantstore.com/ateco-august-thomsen-1354-lattice-dough-cutter-/1441354.html

 I have seen these used on tv before... you just roll it over your top crust, stretch it out, and then place it on the pie.  Neat-o!

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I just ordered The Amish Cook at Home!  I was informed that the book will be shipped out tomarrow.  Can't wait for the arrival of the book.

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I just ordered The Amish Cook at Home!  I was informed that the book will be shipped out tomarrow.  Can't wait for the arrival of the book.

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