Filming for the Foodways Videotape Documentary with
the "Verrückte Frauen"
Prairie Public Television
St. Louis Park, Minnesota, September, 1999
See the newspaper article, "Cooking helps women maintain their
German-Russian heritage," Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN,
September 27, 1998, page E2, for a story about the women featured
in these photographs. The article appears at the following GRHC
website page: http://library.ndsu.edu/gerrus/news/cooking.html.
Recipes of these women appear in the cookbook, Sei Unser Gast:
Be Our Guest available at this GRHC website page: http://library.ndsu.edu/gerrus/books/cookbook.html.
|Evelyn Ziegler Tonra, St. Louis
Park, MN, native of Beulah, ND, makes German dumplings or Knoepfla
and cooked apples.
||Jacqueline Dohn Maas, Plymouth, MN, native
of Lamoure, ND, shares her canning skills including making pickled
watermelon. Her ancestors settled at Ashley and Wishek, ND.
Her ancestors came from the Bessarabian village of Friedenstal
and Johannestal, Black Sea.
|Betty Lackman Fiske (left), Plymouth, native
of Billings, MT, and Bernelda Kallenberger Becker (right), St.
Louis Park, demonstrate making of dumpling soup and butter glace
(home made soup noodles). Betty's German villages are Glückstal
and Neudorf of the Black Sea and Dietel, Volga region. Bernelda's
German villages are Franzfeld, Bessarabia, and Kassel, Black
||Martha Schaefer Suppan, Brooklyn
Park, MN, native of Braddock, ND, makes Halupsie (pigs in the
blanket). Martha's ancestral German villages are Lichtental
and Rohrbach, Black Sea.
|Judy Eman Teske (left), Plymouth, native of
Bottineau, ND, and Carol Just Halverson, St. Louis Park, native
of Lamoure, ND, toast with their home-made wedding schnapps
or "red eye." Judy's ancestral German villages are Neudorf and
Glückstal. Carol's ancestral villages are Kassel and Neudorf,
Black Sea and Akkermann and Klöstitz, Bessarabia.
||The Verrückte Frauen (crazy women)
at the home of Carol Just Halverson, St. Louis Park, sharing
their German-Russian cooking memories.
|Women expressing a
German prayer before the meal.
||The women pose for a photograph with Praire
Public Television staff (standing left to right): Tapio Kube,
Bob Dambach and Dave Geck.