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Fanni's Viennese Kitchen Book Signing
The Milwaukee Central Library will host Author Genevieve Davis for a reading and book signing from her Wisconsin History book, Fanni’s Viennese Kitchen. The event will take place on Monday, October 12, at 6 p.m. Participants are welcome to bring family stories or heirloom recipes to share. Excerpts from the book are at www.october7thstudio.com For further information, call the library at (414) 286-3000 Fanni’s Viennese Kitchen is a delightful collection of recipes and immigrant stories. Included in the book are authentic Viennese recipes for Apricot Kuchen, Apfelstrudel, Plum Dumplings, Strawberry Cake, Rum Cake, Sauerbraten, Wiener Schnitzel and many other scrumptious, delicious things to make in your own kitchen! Davis shares her secret for making Apfelstrudel dough by just one person, that you can read a newspaper through! The book also includes stories about how Fanni got her family through the Great Depression with her cooking. Fanni's Mehlspiese dishes have their own chapter, with easy-to-follow recipes that can be made in a short period of time with a little milk, flour and egg. There are stories about Fanni's life in Vienna. Her dream was to own a milk store and when a relative died and left her a little money, her husband bought her one. That was back in the day when women did not control their own money. She sold milk, cream, bakery and candy in her store. [pic included] That is, until the day she lost the store because he speculated with her real estate deed. Ever after that, she managed the finances in the family.
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