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Subject: Re: [ALL] sauerkraut meal
Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2007 17:24:18 -0500 (EST)
First, Roger was my husband who passed away a few years ago. I have kept
the tag, but I am Helen
I know the McGinnis stores. There are three as far as I know. I have been
in John's on 88. I frequent more often his sisters's on 51 which is quite
near my home.I know of. but have never been in the one in Monroeville. The
two I know are about the same except each emphasizes different things. I
knew the orginial store which was their father's on Custer Ave about 50
The only place I have found Knodles outside my family was in the mountains
between Austria and The Czech Republic. It was on a restaurant menu as
Knodle soup. It was larger than a Mushball. Hugh.
And yes we make them tennis or baseball size. They just take longer to cook.
About ten years ago I took over the Sauerbraten Fest from my Aunt. Once a
year we cook all the old German foods. Sauerbraten, Knodels, Sauerkraut
with Pork, Bratwurt, Liverwurt ,Knockwurt etc. Blut and Liver Pudding,
Einbrin Spinach, Wilted Lettuce with Bacon Dressing, German Chocolate Cake
and German Apfle Kuchen with Lemon Sause. That is not all but the ones
most people like.
Roger, Tennis balls!! Do you think they will ever cook through? More
> like golf balls from my experience.
> Incidentally, I live down here in the SW Indiana which is "German" and
> we have hard time finding German food. Every time we come to the Burgh,
> we stop at McGinnis' on 88 by Castle Shannon and buy some imported
> stuff. Among our treasures are the potato pancakes and dumplings
> (Knoedel in Bavaria or Kloesse in Berlin) made by Panni or
> Kartoffelland. The dumplings are all ready to drop in the water and
> boil. They are in plastic "bags" that peel off after cooking. The
> pancakes have to be mixed and fried. You can also buy premade-like
> noodles- by Panni called Spaetzle. We find these in our grocery here
> We just finished a real delight to me Bratheringe with "German" fried
> potatoes.. These are canned fried herring that are then pickled. In
> Berlin, my wife finally got me to try Matjes Herring sandwich (on a hard
> roll)on about our 4th trip there. Now we eat them almost every day we
> are in Berlin. I'm getting hungry just writing about it.
> Jim Geiser
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