Seems that projects like collecting the stories and memories of elders provokes many memories in youngsters and oldsters alike. Take for instance Ham Brod (with the umlaut). Carmen gave me a folder of stuff and I decided to type it into the information I have for the research on the food culture of the Germans from Russia. I had never in my life heard of Ham Brod but the comments were that the ladies son-in-law’s family insist on her daughter making this recipe for all occasions.
Hmmm? From that day on every time I mentioned this unusual recipe, someone said, “Oh my I remember my mom making that” or “do you have the recipe?”
Well I do now, but I would like to ask if you could please send me your comments, recipes and special occasions around Ham Brod. We would love to hear from you. I would also like to acknowledge at this point another $10 donation to our project from Chad J Sundsbak, Bismarck.
We will continue to pray that the information we collect will bring joy and more memories to all of us – until I hear from you with your Ham Brod recipes – Gute Essen.