Staab to present Luxembourg cuisine at LHS mtg. March 11

Thursday, March 9, 2023

REMSEN — Treipen and headcheese, staples of Luxembourg immigrant cuisine, will be the focus of a presentation at this week’s meeting of the Luxembourg Heritage Society of Northwest Iowa. The program by Pete Staab of Remsen Processing will be a part of the Saturday, March 11 meeting.

The business portion of the meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Remsen Public Library meeting room, and Staab’s presentation will begin at approximately 10:15 a.m.

Staab and his wife, Ruth, have owned Remsen Processing since 2001, when they purchased the business from Pete’s parents, Wendell and Patricia Staab. Wendell was of Luxembourg and German descent, and Pete has worked at the locker since its beginnings in 1976.

The family tradition extends even further back because the recipes for the treipen and headcheese were handed down from Pete’s grandmother. Flavored bratwurst, beef sticks, chicken, seafood, and, of course, German and Luxembourg meats such as Metwurst also make up much of the locker’s inventory. Oktoberfest and the history of Remsen Processing will be among Staab’s topics. Participants will be able to ask questions while they enjoy samples of the Luxembourg delicacies.

The business session, beginning at 9:30 a.m, will concentrate on efforts to find a community in northwest Iowa to partner as a sister city to a town or village in Luxembourg. Suggestions for a Luxembourg partner will be discussed, and possible next steps in the process will be examined.

The Heritage Society’s meetings are always open to the public, whether or not of Luxembourg descent.