Pa. Dutch talk

At an upcoming talk, Amy Strauss, food writer and author of “Pennsylvania Scrapple: A Delectable History” will share about scrapple. And Dr. Steven Nolt, senior scholar at the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College, will talk about Germanic influences on the Lancaster County area.

Scrapple and Pennsylvania Germans go hand in hand.

The Row House is highlighting both at its next event, Friday, Nov. 9, a talk called “Pennsylvania Germans: The Original Immigrants.” Dr. Steven Nolt, senior scholar at the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College, will talk about Germanic influences in Lancaster County. Amy Strauss, food writer and author of “Pennsylvania Scrapple: A Delectable History” will talk about scrapple.

They were invited by Tom Becker, curator for the forum. Becker, a Presbyterian pastor, sees the forum as a place to talk about modern culture and Christian faith. He’s also looking forward to focus more on the Germanic side of Pennsylvania Dutch culture, rather than Plain communities, he says.

The talk will start at 7 p.m. and be held at Square Halo Gallery, 37 N. Market St., Lancaster. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Row House members are free and can bring a guest.

The Row House will also have a breakfast reception with Strauss Saturday, Nov. 10 at 9 a.m. at Square Halo Gallery. Strauss will talk about her book and sign copies. Tickets include breakfast (with scrapple) and are $20 or $10 for members.