I was born in Alsace and I hadn't heard that word in ages !! ...that sure brought a smile to my face, Thanks Sarge !!!
Alsace is one of my favorite places on earth. My first wife spent her junior year of college at the university of Strasbourg (she was a French major) and after we married, her Alsatian friends became my Alsatian friends. During my first tour of Germany, we often spent weekends and vacations in Alsace. One friend's parents owned a farm in Obermodern. His father was Alsatian, his mother Polish (they met while he was making his way back from the Russian front at the end of the war). She spoke German and the Alsatian dialect but not French...but she certainly learned to cook French! Her meals were some of the best I've ever eaten...her rabbit in wine sauce was sublime (and living on a farm where they raised rabbits, the meat was very
After the divorce I met Mrs. Rock and our first get-away weekend was to Strasbourg...she'd never been there. We still like to vacation in Alsace, usually south of Stras in wine country. Once a month we shop, for food and wine, in Hagenau (it's about an hour's drive from our home in Germany).