Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Kuchen Alert!

One of the joys of gathering with fellow German-Russians is the opportunity of breaking bread together – especially if we can find some good Kuchen!

We were reminded of that today while thumbing through the Rapid City (SD) Journal this morning and seeing a nice story about fellow G-R Vera Hoff. A former delicatessen owner, Vera is extremely active with the German-Russian community, and – as this story amply illustrates – she’s no stranger in the kitchen!

Vera was interviewed while preparing Kuchen for a German dinner at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Rapid City this week. It’s a great story about how her knowledge and skills were handed down by her parents. The section also features some tasty German recipes. Read the on-line version of the story.

You can read the story at this link of the Rapid City Journal. The newspaper is expanding its coverage to include video pieces for many of print stories, and they did one while interviewing Vera. Here's the link to that video interview, which should be available for a few days. Look for it under "Multimedia" on the right side of the page. Nice job, Vera!

Both Vera and her husband Dick are long-time active members of the Germans from Russia Heritage Society. Vera is also co-chair of the Publicity Committee working on the International Convention of Germans from Russia in Casper starting July 28th! Vera won’t be in charge of the kitchen….but we’ll bet attendees will have no trouble finding delicious Kuchen during the convention!

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