A Learning Experience
By Nicole Hvidsten
Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Front Burner Section,
July 11, 2002, Page T3
Research certainly pays off. North Dakota native Rose Marie Gueldner
spent five years doing her homework for "German Food and Folkways,"
a no-frills cookbook filled with recipes and history. Gueldner traveled
to German-Russian communities, interviewed descendants and visited
ethnic celebrations to gather recipes and information for the 224-page
book, now in its fourth printing. The chapters are organized and
easy to read, especially with the book's large size and type. Recipes
range from kraut stampfus (mashed potatoes and cabbage) to strudels
and everything in between. If you're of the waste-not, want-not
mentality, this book's for you. It has recipes from pig's ears,
brains and the like, recipes that probably were in my dear German
grandmother's arsenal, but ones I prefer to skip right over. But
spaetzle and studel? Now we're talking.
To order, call 701-231-8416 or visit
(Cost is $25, plus $4 for shipping).
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