Das Essen Unsrer Leute

Das Essen Unsrer Leute – Cookbook by Volga German Society Hays, Kansas 1976 Spiral Paperback This collection of folk recipes is dedicated to the humble German immigrants who came to Ellis County, Kansas from the mighty Volga River region in Russia in 1876. In the homes of our ancestors, as well as today, life was centered around the family kitchen. For this reason, Volga German communities of Ellis County have compiled this book. These treasured old family recipes reflect the love of good cooking, so typical of the Volga Germans. They must be preserved for the enjoyment of those who are yet to come. An old German saying “Essen und Trinken halten Leib und Seel zusamman” (Food and drink keep body and soul together) can still be heard in Ellis County today.


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