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Two “Oma” Recipes, by Mike Stirm II

Two things I love in this world are my Oma and her cooking.  Recently, I spent some with Anna Stirm learning how she makes two of her famous dishes. 

The Beginnings of Tradition (Part II), by Mike Stirm II

As a new member of our Cultural Group, I wanted to learn a bit about the history and how this amazing tradition began.

The Beginnings of Tradition (Part I), by Mike Stirm II

As a new member of our Cultural Group, I wanted to learn a bit about the history and how this amazing tradition began.

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A Newcomer’s Perspective, by Mike Stirm II

I first encountered the United German Hungarians’ Cultural Group two years ago. I was sitting at a table with my family during Maifest at the Cannstatter. The group took the stage and began to do a partnered folk dance. I was struck by the grace of the dancers, the beauty of the music and the traditional dress. I felt pride for my German-Hungarian descent rise in me—and a desire to be part of what I was witnessing.