June Meyer, a Chicago native and graduate of the School of the
Art Institute of Chicago, has been a resident of Deerfield, Illinois for 37 years,
she taught Art at Deerfield’s Wilmot Elementary School for 25 years until her retirement
June grew up with these recipes since both of her parents were born in Hungary and they brought their ethnic dishes with them when they emigrated to America. Her Family recipes had never been written down, cooking was done with a handful of this, a pinch of that. They were passed from generation to generation by daughters cooking at the elbows of grandmother and mother.
As an avid reader of the rec.food.cooking newsgroup on the Internet, June found that there was a need to preserve these wonderful old recipes for future generations due to the fact that most families never wrote down the beloved family recipes and were lost when grandma died.
Over the last two years June has assembled a sizable collection of her family's Hungarian recipes. In 1996 June and her son Aaron decided to self-publish her cookbook entitled, "June Meyer's Authentic Hungarian Heirloom Recipes". The collection of recipes and stories grew and grew until it finally included ninety five authentic Hungarian recipes and stories.
The Cookbook is now available for sale.
June’s cookbook has 95 kitchen tested, family recipes in a most
usable form. It is nicely organized with one recipe per page and each recipe is preceded
by a short colorful remembrance or historical fact. The cookbook is professionally
printed, measures 8.5X7, is spiral bound (so it will lay flat in the kitchen) with
195 pages (at this time available in English language only).
It is so much more than just a wonderful cookbook. It has an Ingredients page, an Alphabetical and Category Recipe Index with English and Hungarian names, A chapter for Hungarian Christmas Cookies, The Danube Swabian Coat of Arms, A History of German Settlement in Southern Hungary and a History of The Danube Swabians in the Twentieth Century by Historian Susan Clarkson. It also contains the Origin of June Meyer’s Family Recipes and an account of life in Altkeer, Batchka region, Hungary around the turn of the century.
The Recipe Categories include Relish & Pickles, Salads & Slaws, Soups and Dumplings, Main Course, Side Dishes, Sauces, Pastries, Hungarian Christmas Cookies, Fillings For Kipfels And Cookies, and Other Hungarian Goodies. I am sure you will enjoy the food, authentic recipes and stories.
How To Order
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