A little history: According to the Texas State Historical Association, the first wagon train of 120 settlers arrived at the Fredericksburg townsite on May 8, 1846, after a sixteen-day journey from New Braunfels, TX. Surveyor Hermann Wilke laid out the town, which was named Fredericksburg after Prince Frederick of Prussia. The town was laid out like the German villages along the Rhine from which many of the colonists had come.
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The cookbook covers everything from soup to nuts ... and more! I've included some of the more unusual and interesting recipes below. I wonder if some of them were carried over from early editions of the book.
Some of these soups sound pretty good, but... when was the last time you ground up some liver for a dumpling?
Have you plucked a duck lately? In Rabbit De Luxe, I imagine it would be practical to use a "tame" rabbit as opposed to wrestling a wild one into the stewpot! (I'm just being silly.)
Noodles and dumplings are a big part of German cuisine.
The cookbook also includes a large selection of cookie recipes, many of them traditional.
This information on substitutions and can sizes is quite helpful.
I hope you enjoyed taking a look at my vintage cookbook. Let me know if you try any of the recipes I've posted!
More: Fredericksburg History
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