New German-Russian foodways videotape available

February 1, 2002

"Recipes from Grandma's Kitchen: Germans from Russia Food Traditions & Recipes", Volume 1, is a new videotape now available. The videotape was produced by the Germans from Russia Cultural Preservation Foundation and the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, NDSU Libraries, Fargo (

Because of the popularity of Prairie Public Television's documentary, "Schmeckfest: Food Traditions of the Germans from Russia", the "Recipes from Grandma's Kitchen" video series has been produced.

Traditional foods, savory recipes, and folk memories are important in the history and culture of the Germans from Russia community. "Recipes from Grandma's Kitchen" provides step-by-step detailed cooking and ingredients. There are vignettes of culinary memories that feed the soul and warm the heart.

Visit the kitchens and reminisce with: Millie Doll Hauck, Richardton, ND, Pheasant Paprikash Soup and dessert Strudel; Alma Janke Schott, Gackle, ND, Christmas Tea Ring; Bernadine Lang Kuhn, Owatonna, MN, Dessert Kuchen; Erica Lang Wangler, Bismarck, ND, Schupfnoodla with Chicken; and Helen Gefroh Fischer, Hague, ND, Strudel with Chicken.

For more information about the Germans from Russia, cookbooks, and recipes visit:

To order "Grandma's Kitchen", Volume 1 send $19.95 for plus postage ($4 for shipping). Check or money order payable to NDSU Library. Mail to: Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, Grandma's Kitchen, Vol. 1 Videotapes, NDSU Libraries, PO Box 5599, Fargo, ND 58105-5599. Website page to order:

Permission to use any images from the GRHC website may be requested by contacting Michael M. Miller