A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from February 02, 2011
“Sauerkraut and bacon drive all care away”

"Sourkrout and bacon will drive all cares away” is one of the proverbs in the book Proverbs of the Pennsylvania Germans (1929) by Edwin Miller Fogel. While the saying has been used by German-Americans, a specific German source of authorship is not known.


Google Books
Proverbs of the Pennsylvania Germans
By Edwin Miller Fogel
Lancaster, PA:
Lancaster Press, Inc.
1929
Pg. 219:
Saurgraut un schpek
Dreibt alle saerge wek.
Sourkrout and bacon will drive all cares away.

Google Books
The Farm Quarterly
Volume 9
1954
Pg. 95:
It is not surprising that it is a German proverb which says, “Sauerkraut and bacon drive all care away.”

Google Books
Pennsylvania German Ancestors:
A family history: Frysinger, Schaffner, Royer, Keller, and related families in Lancaster, York, Berks, Dauphin, and Lebanon counties

By Anne Frysinger Shifflet
Frederick, MD: AFS Publications
1999
Pg. 504:
Sauergraut un Schpeck dreibt alle Sariye weck. Sauerkraut and bacon will drive all care away.—Edwin M. Fogel, Proverbs of the Pennsylvania Germans, p. 120.

cookinggadgets101.com
Famous Cooking Quotes
October 13, 2009 by cook
“Sauerkraut and bacon drive all care away.”
Anonymous – Pennsylvania Dutch Proverb

CityWeekly (Salt Lake City, UT)
CityWeekly, 09-14-2010 » Page 24
FOOD MATTERS
Quote of the week:
Sauerkraut and bacon drive all care away.
—German proverb

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • (0) Comments • Wednesday, February 02, 2011 • Permalink