German Village Cookbook - Columbus, Ohio Vintage 1968

German Village Cookbook - Columbus, Ohio is a vintage cookbook from 1968 with dishes contributed by the Village's community. Recipes are for German cuisine and have both the German name of the dish, as well as the American translation. The recipes themselves are in English. Sweetbread Ramekins, German Duck, Braised Brussels Sprouts, German Applesauce Cake, German Komis Bread, Black Forest Cherry Torte, and many more delicious dishes are found inside the pages of this community vintage treasure. We think this is an amazing find! We recommend it.


Format: Softcover spiral bound, 119 pages 

Copyright: 1968. First edition 

Publisher: The German Village Society, Inc. 

Author: Members of The German Village Society, Columbus Ohio 

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Description: The German Village cookbook shares favorite recipes from its community in the Columbus, Ohio-located village. Between the 1830's and the turn of the century, German immigrants and their families settled just south of the present-day, downtown Columbus. Building with brick and stone, they continued their European traditions. There were German newspapers and singing societies. Pastors preached in German and their congregations built churches. Talented craftsmen, artists and brewers brought their old world skills to central Ohio. German was taught in the schools. 

As Columbus grew, the once prosperous southside settlemeni declined. Families moved away and, by the 1950's, much of the area fell into disrepair. The German Village area was slated to be cleared and redeveloped. Restoration or redevelopment? Through faith and vision, the answer was restoration. In 1960 the German Village Society, a non-profit incorporation was formed by a small group of individuals, determined to preserve and restore this unique neighborhood. 

Since 1960, the membership and activities of the Society have expanded steadily. The City of Columbus granted legal status to German Village and created a Commission to guide zoning and architectural restoration. Restoration work has been and, presently is, privately financed ... a bootstrap effort of dedicated citizens and home-owners. Ultimate success in restoring German Village is assured although much work remains. German Village again is a delightful and convenient place in which to live, work, shop and visit. 

Community spirit has inspired many successful ventures in German Village. The German Village Society holds an annual Haus und Garten Tour of ten newly restored homes and several gardens the last Sunday of each June. Activity flourishes the year around with the quaint shops and restaurants offering German products and foods. 


Condition: Good condition. Front cover has some discoloration. Interior very excellent. 

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