About The Amish Cook

The Amish Cook is a popular newspaper column seen in over 130 daily and weekly newspapers throughout the USA. The column has been penned by Old Order Amish mom, Lovina Eicher, for the past four years. But the column has an even longer history.

The Beginning

Elizabeth Coblentz was the original Amish Cook. She penned the newspaper column from 1991 through 2002, charming audiences with her simple wisdom, easy recipes and loving accounts of life on her Indiana farm. Elizabeth’s column grew from one paper in 1991 to over 100 at the time of her death. Her daughter, Lovina, at the urging of her editor, took over the colum. Elizabeth’s love and words live on through Lovina’s pen.
About Lovina Eicher

Lovina Eicher (pronounced Luh-Vine-Uh EYE-Ker) is one of eight children to Elizabeth and Ben Coblentz. Lovina takes over “The Amish Cook” column from her mother. Lovina is married to her husband, Joe. They’ve been married since 1994. As of October 2002, Lovina and Joe are the parents of eight children: Elizabeth, Susan, Verena, Benjamin, Loretta, Joseph, Lovina, and Kevin. Each week, Lovina – in much the same way her mother did for over 10 years – shares snippets of her life as a traditional Amish mother. Lovina’s column is seen in over 100 newspapers.

About The Editor

Kevin Williams has been editor of The Amish Cook column since its inception 15 years ago. As an 18-year-old college sophomore journalism major, Kevin “discovered” Elizabeth, and an unlikely duo was created. Kevin edits and markets the column, while Lovina – as her mother did before – writes it weekly While Kevin maintains this website, he discusses and involves Lovina in the content as much logistically possible.