Hi, I am looking to discover some of my heritage and culture. My grandmother arrived in this country with my great grandmother just after WWI. My great grand fathers were killed in the war fighting on the Prussion (sp?) side. My grandmother came to this country when she was 10. She spoke German and considered herself Austrian. She came from the area in the mountains that is now Croatia but when she and my ancestors were there it was part of the Austrio-Hungarian Empire. They raised beautiful horses that were then confiscated for the war.
Anyway I remember as a kid my Grandmother making palacinta for breakfast and hungarian goulash and sauerbraten for dinner. It is a shame that as a kid i never learned more from her and my great grandmother and that side of the families history. My great grandmother and grandmother were Catholic. I inherited a beautiful Catholic prayer book with awesome pictures that I adore. However it is in German.
Anyway I am in search of any specific traditiond from that region along with any especially Catholic religious traditions that might be unique to that area. Also recipe for ethnic food always welcome.