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  • hicks_jb
    Julie, I have a cookbook titled Memorial Book and Recipes, Czech Catholic Home for the Aged, Inc.. It was originally published in 1957. I have my mother s
    Message 1 of 14 , Nov 2, 2004
      Julie,

      I have a cookbook titled Memorial Book and Recipes, Czech Catholic
      Home for the Aged, Inc.. It was originally published in 1957. I
      have my mother's torn and tattered, soiled copy from that date. The
      cookbook was reprinted just recently and I also have a "new" copy.
      It was available to buy at Novak's Meat Market in El Campo, Texas
      for about $10 about a year ago. It may also be available from the
      Czech Catholic Home, Route 3, El Campo, Texas 77437. You said that
      you were interested in cookbooks published by church groups. Well,
      this cookbook is unique. It has recipes that are current to the
      50's but also kolachy recipes, head sausage recipes, poppy seed
      cake, spiced tongue, goulash, liver-onion patties, dumplings, egg
      noodles, sweet chips, bunches of cookies, and houska to mention only
      some of them. The contributor of each recipe is listed and reads as
      a list of Czech names.

      The hints for kitchen, laundry, sewing, etc are fun to read. For
      example: a laundry hint: "Sprinkle clothes right on the line if
      you have a garden hose (turn on spray). Roll clothes as you take
      them down." It contains ads from businesses of the era from all
      over Czech Texas and the whole thing is a great reflection of the
      culture of the times. Lots of pictures of churches and people. A
      few pictures are very old.

      Elaine Naiser Hicks

      --- In TexasCzechs@yahoogroups.com, "musicgoddess1981"
      <bigmainka@h...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi!
      > I am a graduate student of Czech heritage attending the University
      > of Northern Colorado. I am orginally from Texas and am interested
      > in writing my thesis on Czech American cookbooks, specificly those
      > from Texas. I am mostly trying to find cookbooks from the mid to
      > late 19th century and early 20th century, with an emphasis on
      those
      > published by Czech societies and church groups. If anyone has
      > cookbooks or information on cookbooks like these please contact me
      > either by posing to this group or by e-mailing me at
      > bigmainka@h... Thanks for you help.
      >
      > Julie Mainka
      > Greeley, CO
    • Julie Matus
      Hi Elaine - I was reading your e-mail like you had sent it to me, then realized it was to another Julie. And on top of that, you mentioned the Novak Meat
      Message 2 of 14 , Nov 3, 2004
        Hi Elaine -

        I was reading your e-mail like you had sent it to me, then
        realized it was to another Julie. And on top of that, you
        mentioned the Novak Meat Market in El Campo - they were my mom's
        cousins! Mom was a Korenek from Dubina. I have never been to the
        meat market, need to make a trip out there one day. Where are you
        originally from? I grew up in Ammannsville.

        Have a good day - love the cooler weather!

        Julie Herzik Matus

        Julie & Wes Matus
        Spring, TX

        Researching:
        Herzik, Korenek, Toman, Dybala,
        Matus, Kubala, Grossman, Krenek



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        From: "hicks_jb" <jhicks5@...>
        Reply-To: TexasCzechs@yahoogroups.com
        Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2004 04:21:44 -0000

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        >Julie, <BR>
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        >I have a cookbook titled Memorial Book and Recipes, Czech
        Catholic <BR>
        >Home for the Aged, Inc..� It was originally published in 1957.� I
        <BR>
        >have my mother's torn and tattered, soiled copy from that date.�
        The <BR>
        >cookbook was reprinted just recently and I also have a "new"
        copy.� <BR>
        >It was available to buy at Novak's Meat Market in El Campo, Texas
        <BR>
        >for about $10 about a year ago.� It may also be available from
        the <BR>
        >Czech Catholic Home, Route 3, El Campo, Texas 77437.� You said
        that <BR>
        >you were interested in cookbooks published by church groups.�
        Well, <BR>
        >this cookbook is unique.� It has recipes that are current to the
        <BR>
        >50's but also kolachy recipes, head sausage recipes, poppy seed
        <BR>
        >cake, spiced tongue, goulash, liver-onion patties, dumplings, egg
        <BR>
        >noodles, sweet chips, bunches of cookies, and houska to mention
        only <BR>
        >some of them.� The contributor of each recipe is listed and reads
        as <BR>
        >a list of Czech names. <BR>
        ><BR>
        >The hints for kitchen, laundry, sewing, etc are fun to read.� For
        <BR>
        >example:� a laundry hint:� "Sprinkle clothes right on the line if
        <BR>
        >you have a garden hose (turn on spray).� Roll clothes as you take
        <BR>
        >them down."� It contains ads from businesses of the era from all
        <BR>
        >over Czech Texas and the whole thing is a great reflection of the
        <BR>
        >culture of the times.� Lots of pictures of churches and people.�
        A <BR>
        >few pictures are very old.�� <BR>
        ><BR>
        >Elaine Naiser Hicks <BR>
        ><BR>
        >--- In TexasCzechs@yahoogroups.com, "musicgoddess1981" <BR>
        ><bigmainka@h...> wrote:<BR>
        >> <BR>
        >> Hi!<BR>
        >> I am a graduate student of Czech heritage attending the
        University <BR>
        >> of Northern Colorado.� I am orginally from Texas and am
        interested <BR>
        >> in writing my thesis on Czech American cookbooks, specificly
        those <BR>
        >> from Texas.� I am mostly trying to find cookbooks from the mid
        to <BR>
        >> late 19th century and early 20th century, with an emphasis on
        <BR>
        >those <BR>
        >> published by Czech societies and church groups. If anyone has
        <BR>
        >> cookbooks or information on cookbooks like these please contact
        me <BR>
        >> either by posing to this group or by e-mailing me at <BR>
        >> bigmainka@h...� Thanks for you help.<BR>
        >> <BR>
        >> Julie Mainka<BR>
        >> Greeley, CO<BR>
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      • Emily Kolar
        I think you have the wrong person. My name is Emily. Julie Matus wrote: Hi Elaine - I was reading your e-mail like you had sent it to me,
        Message 3 of 14 , Nov 3, 2004
          I think you have the wrong person.  My name is Emily.
           


          Julie Matus <juwemat@...> wrote:


          Hi Elaine -

          I was reading your e-mail like you had sent it to me, then
          realized it was to another Julie. And on top of that, you
          mentioned the Novak Meat Market in El Campo - they were my mom's
          cousins! Mom was a Korenek from Dubina. I have never been to the
          meat market, need to make a trip out there one day. Where are you
          originally from? I grew up in Ammannsville.

          Have a good day - love the cooler weather!

          Julie Herzik Matus

          Julie & Wes Matus
          Spring, TX

          Researching:
          Herzik, Korenek, Toman, Dybala,
          Matus, Kubala, Grossman, Krenek



          ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
          From: "hicks_jb"
          Reply-To: TexasCzechs@yahoogroups.com
          Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2004 04:21:44 -0000

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          >Julie,

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          >I have a cookbook titled Memorial Book and Recipes, Czech
          Catholic

          >Home for the Aged, Inc..  It was originally published in 1957.  I


          >have my mother's torn and tattered, soiled copy from that date. 
          The

          >cookbook was reprinted just recently and I also have a "new"
          copy. 

          >It was available to buy at Novak's Meat Market in El Campo, Texas


          >for about $10 about a year ago.  It may also be available from
          the

          >Czech Catholic Home, Route 3, El Campo, Texas 77437.  You said
          that

          >you were interested in cookbooks published by church groups. 
          Well,

          >this cookbook is unique.  It has recipes that are current to the


          >50's but also kolachy recipes, head sausage recipes, poppy seed


          >cake, spiced tongue, goulash, liver-onion patties, dumplings, egg


          >noodles, sweet chips, bunches of cookies, and houska to mention
          only

          >some of them.  The contributor of each recipe is listed and reads
          as

          >a list of Czech names.

          >

          >The hints for kitchen, laundry, sewing, etc are fun to read.  For


          >example:  a laundry hint:  "Sprinkle clothes right on the line if


          >you have a garden hose (turn on spray).  Roll clothes as you take


          >them down."  It contains ads from businesses of the era from all


          >over Czech Texas and the whole thing is a great reflection of the


          >culture of the times.  Lots of pictures of churches and people. 
          A

          >few pictures are very old.  

          >

          >Elaine Naiser Hicks

          >

          >--- In TexasCzechs@yahoogroups.com, "musicgoddess1981"

          > wrote:

          >>

          >> Hi!

          >> I am a graduate student of Czech heritage attending the
          University

          >> of Northern Colorado.  I am orginally from Texas and am
          interested

          >> in writing my thesis on Czech American cookbooks, specificly
          those

          >> from Texas.  I am mostly trying to find cookbooks from the mid
          to

          >> late 19th century and early 20th century, with an emphasis on


          >those

          >> published by Czech societies and church groups. If anyone has


          >> cookbooks or information on cookbooks like these please contact
          me

          >> either by posing to this group or by e-mailing me at

          >> bigmainka@h...  Thanks for you help.

          >>

          >> Julie Mainka

          >> Greeley, CO

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        • Frances Barton
          What a fun topic for a thesis! I have two Texas Czech cookbooks from the 1960s. The first is Our Favorite Recipes. It was published by the Christian Sisters
          Message 4 of 14 , Nov 7, 2004
            What a fun topic for a thesis!

            I have two Texas Czech cookbooks from the 1960s. The first is "Our
            Favorite Recipes." It was published by the Christian Sisters Society of
            the Taylor Brethren Church in 1963. Many of the people in this
            congregation came from the Vsetin region in Moravia, a stronghold of
            Hussite protestants. This book contains the kolac recipe of the Taylor
            Christian Sisters; for many years they baked thousands of kolace every
            month and sold them to raise money. It also contains my grandmother's
            astonishingly good sour cream cake and sour cream icing recipe. There
            are also two Moravian molasses cookie recipes, several pickle recipes,
            and--my favorite--a kapanky (egg drop dumplings) recipe. My mother made
            kapanky very often; she would drop the kapanky dough (flour, egg, and
            salt mixture of a runny consistency) into chicken broth that usually
            also had onion, tomatoes, celery, and lots of parsley. So delicious. A
            little like Chinese egg drop soup, except the Czechs always used flour
            in the mixture. Most of the other recipes are American.

            The second book is called "Our Favorite Recipes." It was compiled by the
            Christian Sisters Organization of the Austin Brethren Church in 1966.
            This one has a couple of sauerkraut salads, a recipe for potato
            dumplines with prunes (sisky), poppy seed cake (this was the kind of
            cake my father always wanted for his birthday; it has lots of
            poppyseed), an old (19th century for sure) recipe for
            "Great-Grandmother's Oatmeal Cookies," something called "Czech Apple
            Strudel," and my other grandmother's Christmas cookie recipe that she
            copied from a 1920 issue of "Physical Culture Magazine." It is similar
            to the Moravian molasses cookie recipes in the Taylor book.

            I would be happy to copy these books and send them to you if you think
            they would be useful. I also have several family recipes I would be glad
            to share. For example, my mother's incredible dill pickle recipe (cold
            pack, flavored with garlic, dill, and mustang grape leaf), rice pudding
            with prunes, my mother's rye bread recipe, my grandmother's caraway
            cheese recipe (there was recent discussion of this type of cheese on
            this site), my mother's heavenly chicken and dumpling recipe, and Mary
            Mrazak's recipe for chocolate cake (a great Czech cook from south Texas).

            This has gotten to be kind of long-winded. I love this food so much it's
            hard to say only a few words. Let me know if any of this might be
            helpful to you.

            Oh! I forgot one of my favorites! Nelsonville Stew! My father was the
            preacher at the Nelsonville Brethren Church during the 1940s and 1950s.
            One of the yearly church dinners featured a poultry stew, similar to
            stews served in many rural areas of America. Some places this stew would
            be made with squirrel. In Nelsonville, the cooks made it with turkeys,
            potatoes, lima beans, corn, and chili powder (Gebhardt's, I believe).
            They made it outdoors in big vats over an open fire.

            Did I mention the mutton? You see, I could go on and on. I better sign
            off now.

            Frances Barton

            musicgoddess1981 wrote:

            >Hi!
            >I am a graduate student of Czech heritage attending the University
            >of Northern Colorado. I am orginally from Texas and am interested
            >in writing my thesis on Czech American cookbooks, specificly those
            >from Texas. I am mostly trying to find cookbooks from the mid to
            >late 19th century and early 20th century, with an emphasis on those
            >published by Czech societies and church groups. If anyone has
            >cookbooks or information on cookbooks like these please contact me
            >either by posing to this group or by e-mailing me at
            >bigmainka@.... Thanks for you help.
            >
            >Julie Mainka
            >Greeley, CO
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