Spezialitäten: aus der Siedlungszeit der Kolonisten am Schwarzen
Meer, 1814 -1940
Bessarabian Food Specialties: From the Settlement Period
of the German Colonies in the Black Sea Region, 1814-1940
By Gertrud Knopp-Rüb
Published by the Landsmannschaft der Bessarabiendeutschen,
Stuttgart, Germany, 1999, 82 pages, softcover, German text with English translation
Translation of this cookbook to the English language by
Alex Herzog, Boulder, Colorado; editing by Janice Huber Stangl,
Sterling, Virginia; design and desk-top publishing by Kristi Krebs
Brink, Archives Assistant, Germans from Russia Heritage Collection,
NDSU Libraries, Fargo, ND
The Germans from Russia Heritage Collection is pleased to announce
availability of this excellent Bessarabian German cookbook. The
cookbook is available for the 50th anniversary of the Backnang
chapter of the Landsmannschaft der Bessarabiendeutschen. Bessarabian
recipes have been an expression of Bessarabian identity and culture.
The specialties are not difficult but rather simple as the country
and its people. Gertrude Knopp-Rüb explains how and when these
meals were cooked.
The recipes in this popular Bessarabian German cookbook have been
translated from German to English by Alex Herzog, Boulder, Colorado.
Editing of the English translation was completed by Janice Huber
Stangl, Sterling, Virginia. Our appreciation is extended to Alex
Herzog and Janice Huber Stangl for translation and editing of this
This English translation is a printed supplement to Bessarabische
Spezialitäten published with color pages. This
supplement is only available when purchasing the German cookbook.
You will find recipes ranging from Krautborscht, Riebelessuppe,
Weiße Bohnensuppe, Kartoffelsalat, Kaladez, Dampfnudeln, Knöpfle,
Käsknöpfle, and Strudla. One finds pickled tomatoes, polenta, stuffed
peppers, Holubzi, Knoepfle to Platschinten, Honiglebkuchen, "Raupen"
even Nußschnaps. Appetizing color pictures tempt you.
The recipes from the old homeland, Bessarabia, are the result
of several cooking courses which Adolf Buchfink initiated for
the younger generation.
A brief history about Bessarabia completes this delightful cookbook.
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