The foodways traditions and recipes continue to be an important tradition of the Germans from Russia community. Preserving these food traditions is an important part of the mission of the GRHC. The recipes, stories, and interviews are valuable elements for foodways preservation and personal family stories.

Rose Marie Gueldner, author of “German Food and Folkways: Heirloom Memories from Europe, South Russia & the Great Plains”, writes: “German-Russian cuisine is basically old-style German farm home cooking. It is simple food based on the good of ingredients and their true flavors. It is neither bland nor spicy, neither plain nor embellished. The flavors of German Russian cuisine are honest, often subtle, but always pleasing.”