“Culinary Customs: A Taste of Germany” Exhibit Opening


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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

6:00 – 8:00 pm
Members – $8; Nonmembers – $10

RSVP by Friday, April 5 even if you plan to purchase your ticket at the door!

Get a first look at our newest exhibit, “Culinary Customs: A Taste of Germany,” a traveling exhibit coming to us courtesy of the German-American Heritage Center in Davenport, IA, while getting to taste German snacks and beer firsthand! The exhibit explores the history and traditions behind some of Germany’s most popular dishes & diet staples, mealtimes, and culinary quirks; alongside it we will be showcasing German cookbooks, recipes, and cookware and items typically found in your average German kitchen.

The opening’s keynote speaker, Trudy Gilgenast, is a native of Delaware and a first generation American, whose parents and grandparents were German, and who taught her the language and the culture at home.  Having grown up in the 1930s and 1940s, Trudy experienced a time when authentic home cooking was the norm and fusion cuisines an entirely unknown concept. As a Fulbright Teacher Exchange Scholar with the University of Delaware, she taught English at the Max-Josef Stift Gymnasium for girls in Munich. Trudy is also an accomplished author, and has written a German recipe and culinary traditions book called “The Flour is Different” and the “Pennsylvania German Broadsides, A Reflection of Daily Life 1741-1890”. Together with Hilde Cox, she co-authored The Saengerbund — A 150-Year History of the German Club in Delaware

The exhibit will be on display from April through July at the GAHM. If you unable to attend the exhibit opening, visit us Tuesdays-Fridays between 11 am and 5 pm to view this display that is sure to make your mouth water!

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