Wie Geht’s, Y’all?: German Influences in Southern Cooking

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Wie Geht’s, Y’all?: German Influences in Southern Cooking

by Fred R. Reenstjerna
Southern Cultures, Vol. 4, No. 2: Summer 1998

Because Germans have been in the South for over 250 years, they have blended more completely into southern culture than, say, Germans in Pittsburgh or Detroit.

While a great deal has been made about Celtic and English influences in southern culture, less attention has been paid to other significant European influences. Most especially, German culinary traditions were established in several key regions of the South by the mid 1700s, and these traditions continue to this day.

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