As a kid growing up in Lancaster, we lived a block or two away from what was known as “Cabbage Hill”. There was a large population of German-Americans on that hilly section of town, including my mom's extended family. My grandparents lineage involves several European peoples but Germany probably represents the largest piece of the pie. Despite my Italian last name, there’s German on my dad’s side too.
Elements of German culture were all around us growing up but I didn’t take much notice of it until…Read more