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Gutes Essen: Good Eating in German-Russian Country

The "Gutes Essen: Good Eating in German-Russian Country" memories cookbook and documentary celebrate the food culture of the Germans from Russia who emigrated to south central North Dakota beginning in the 1880s.


The cookbook shares recipes and memories from kitchens of ten local women cooks who make strudels, sauerkraut, kartoffel-kurbis strumbus, fleischkeuchla, borscht, rahmnoodla, pickled beets, stirrum, knoephla soup and kuchen.


“Gutes Essen: Good Eating in German-Russian Country” is a great reminder of the time I spend in my mother’s kitchen. For me, this was a long time ago, but I will never forget the wonderful food that came out of that kitchen. This cookbook now contains and preserves the ‘old’ recipes for future generations. I also enjoyed seeing photos of the old favorities along with copies of the original hand-written recipe cards. Gutes Essen will have a special place in my collection of cookbooks and I will enjoy sharing it will my family.” - Virginia (Hieb) Wanzek, native of Denhoff, ND


Click the buttons below to order online from the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection or purchase in-person at:

  • Ashley Arts Council, Ashley ND

  • Model Bakery, Linton ND

  • Mabel's Bakery & Coffee Shop, Napoleon ND

  • The Western Shop, Wishek ND

Filming Gutes Essen Documentary
Homemade Studels
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