by Alex Leeb,
20 Mar 2005
From L-R vegetables displayed are: A
small marrow and lettuce; in the
basket tomatoes, apples, potatoes, peppers on the ground and
pears in the larger basket. To the right, grapes are put
into the grinder.
The Press in the
centre. While being pressed, the juice of the grapes
runs into the bucket on the ground. The boy takes the
juice from the bucket then pours the juice into a wooden
funnel into a wooden barrel. Grandfather is
demonstrating by holding a glass of juice or later turning
way the equipment is placed and the way the men are dressed
it appears this arrangement was staged for the photo.
White shirts and Sunday boots, notice the gentleman in the
center wearing his Sunday boots, while the gentleman on the
right is barefooted.
Judging their dress
wear, it could be from the Lugosch area. Then on the other hand, looking at the
on the lady standing in the "Gang" it could be in
the "Saderlach" district.
The vegetables are placed
for display. Most of the Schnapps was made from plums
and mulberries. "Slivowicz" was popular in the formerly
Yugoslavia. "Palinka" was made from apricots and was very
popular in Hungary.
Modest white table wines are
produced in Moravia and Slovakia but the best wine comes
from Hungary around Lake Balaton and a little further north
in the prized Badacsonyi region and in the south in Villany
close to Croatia and Serbia. Hungary is also famous
for its very sweet dessert win called "tokai" produced in a
small area in the north of the country straddling the border
with Slovakia. It may be drank at both the beginning
and end of a meal or added to the consommé.
the country of origin, German lager-style beer is enjoyed
throughout Central Eastern Europe and is sometimes used in
cooking. Czech beer from Plsen is arguably the finest
in the world.
[Edited by Rose Mary Keller Hughes. Published at DVHH by
Jody McKim Pharr, 20 Mar 2005 ]