Professor Remembers His Mother’s Viennese Culinary Heritage

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Michael's mom, Friederike Garval (née Kajapic), with her parents Friedrich Kajapic and Anna Kajapic (née Wrba) in 1930s Vienna. Photo Michael Garval.

In this month’s edition of Wonders and Marvels, Foreign Languages and Literatures professor Michael Garval writes about the Vienna of his mom and grandparents. It was not, as Dickens would have said it, the “best of times” but the food was “guided by principles of thrift and ingenuity, passed across time and generations,” the way his Oma or grandmother used to make it. Read the original story

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