|Reliable Answers - News and Commentary |
The Spaetzle Maker Saga by: Annette M. Hall Clicking on images will open a larger picture. Have you ever needed a Spaetzle Maker really bad? Ok, so you don't know what a Spaetzle Maker is. That's ok too.
It all started over twenty years ago. My late husband, David, was Hungarian and Lithuanian his grandmother had given him an Hungarian cookbook , it was a family joke from them on. While the cookbook was indeed a real honest to goodness cookbook, complete with recipes, apparently Hungarian women are very protective of their family recipes. The cookbook was compiled by the ladies church group as a fund raising project and each woman was to submit their favorite recipe for inclusion in the book. Not wanting to give up their cooking advantage and the secret to their unique ethnic dish, these otherwise wonderful recipes were changed slightly. Some of the contributors even went so far as to omitted key ingredients to prevent their recipe from being duplicated exactly. The results were often disastrous. Stainless Steel Bowls Our family favorite was a Hungarian dish called Chicken Paprikash . About every other month David would mix and prepare this dish from memory because his grandmother was no longer with us and the recipe in the cookbook he had been given was useless. I found out the hard way once, when I attempted to surprise him by making the dish for him, using his little cookbook.