Wednesday, July 9, 2008

What is the CCC?

In this case, CCC isn't the Civilian Conservation Corps. It means
Cultural Cooking Classes!
No gathering of Unser Leute would be complete without good food – and the 2008 International Convention of Germans from Russia in Casper is no exception.
In addition to the quality banquet fare offered to attendees (check out the varied menu listed in the tentative Convention Program!) there’ll be an opportunity for a limited number of registrants to hone their skills in cooking select German-Russian dishes. In fact, this convention is offering three off-site Cultural Cooking Classes!

These sessions are being presented on Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons, and only 25 participants are allowed in each workshop. Those who’ve signed up for the classes must pay a $5 fee when picking up their registration packets at the convention registration booth. All classes will be at the Mills Senior Center.

On Thursday, July 31st, chefs Vi Schielke and Jerry Siebert will team up to present “Fleischkuchle and Bierocks” for Cultural Cooking Class #1 beginning at 2:30 p.m. The session will run until 5 o’clock.
The Friday, August 1st Cultural Cooking Class #2 will begin at 2:00 p.m. and will feature Käseknopfla and Strawberry Katfilta, cooked under the learned tutelage of Del Paulson and Ken Koehler.
On Saturday, August 2nd, Del Paulson, Nancy Borrell and Diane White will offer up a variety of Black Sea and Volga Kuchen, sure to soothe the taste buds of all who savor Kuchen. This session, too, runs from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Mills Senior Center.
The Cultural Cooking Classes are just three of many dozens of interesting workshops taking place during this rare joint gathering of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia and the Germans from Russia Heritage Society.

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