Ken Haedrich

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   Ken self published his first books. Not only did he write and market them, he also printed and bound the books himself. He sold them from his pickup, driving the backroads of New England and hawking them door-to-door.

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Ken Haedrich is a food and travel writer, cooking teacher and product spokesperson.  A native of New Jersey and former Navy Seabee, Haedrich has traveled the world, living everywhere from the rich flatlands of Mississippito the lush tropical island of Diego Garcia.


He is the author of the award-winning Home for the Holidays and Pie, which was named by Amazon as the best cookbook of the year. Other books are: Soup Makes the Meal: 150 Soul Satisfying Recipes for Soups, Salads, and Breads; Feeding the Healthy Vegetarian Family; Maple Syrup Cookbook: 100 Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner; Country Baking: Simple Home Baking with Wholesome Grains and the Pick of the Harvest; Apple Pie Perfect: 100 Delicious and Decidedly Different Recipes for America’s Favorite Pie; Country Breakfasts: Four Seasons of Cozy Morning Meals; and Simple Desserts


Ken is a regular contributor to Bon Appétit, Cooking Light, Better Homes and Gardens, Vegetarian Times, Eating Well, Family Fun, and Disney Magazine.  He has also written for Food & Wine, Horticulture, Parenting, Yankee, and National Geographic Traveler. He has appeared on several cooking shows and Good Morning America.


A self-taught cook, Ken credits his love for the written word and kitchen to his father — “a serial apple pie maker — and his mother. “My mother’s idea of a dysfunctional family,” Ken says today, “was one that didn’t have at least three desserts on hand at any given time.”


Ken started, which he's set up to help both novice and experienced pie makers become better bakers. 


He and his family live in Annapolis, Maryland.


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