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This is no ordinary cookbook project. The Tri-County Tourism Alliance (click on the logo to like us on Facebook) is collecting recipes, stories and folklore for a very special cookbook about the food culture of the people who lived in McIntosh, Emmons and Logan Counties.
This is not a book written about the Germans from Russia, this is a book written BY the Germans from Russia that still live in the three counties today. We would like to have copies of the book available for purchase by June of 2013. But we need you help – comments, interviews, pictures and recipes from your grandparents and great grandparents who survived on the prairie without many resources including electricity.
The final product will be a beautiful narrative with stories about food, preparation, gardening, butchering, what ever comes straight from the oldest living generation of Germans from Russia in three counties – Logan, McIntosh and Emmons.
Please consider being a part of this important documentation of the food culture of the Germans from Russia. Our mothers taught us to cook, but the connection between food, farms and families has been lost.
There is a new generation of cooks hungry for the knowledge of bread baking, kuchens and pies; the art of strudels or dumplings; gardening; foraging for native fruits; making butter, butchering chickens and doing what ever necessary to feed a family.
We are looking for recipes and traditions that are particular to the Germans from Russia culture. Think about how your grandmother made sauerkraut, watermelon pickles, ice cream, special holiday sweets, dough foods, sausages, head cheese, pickled pigs feet, etc. etc.
We are collecting specifically from McIntosh, Logan and Emmons County past and present residents. We would also like to find photographs of food and food related events, butchering day, etc.
Collection of the interviews and creating an archive of recipes, stories and photos is funded in part with a grant from the North Dakota State Historical Society and many volunteer hours.
If you would like to assist with the printing, distribution and advertising costs of the actual book by making a small donation, that would be greatly appreciated. A cookbook ordering page will be available on this site soon.
If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact: Sue B. Balcom at 701-527-5169 or by email: DasGuteEssen@hotmail.com or Carmen Rath Wald at 701-754-2504.
Here is a FORM.pdf to print, fill in the blanks and mail to Sue Balcom, 2145 34th Street, Mandan, ND 58554.