The Lampcov Family
Grandma Minnie was born in Lechavitch, a shtetle in Russia. Her father immigrated to the United States and established himself in Detroit before sending for his wife and 5 children (Annie, Fannie, Minnie, Lou, and Sam), around 1917. In Detroit Minnie met polish immigrant Eddie Lampcov, and they were married on January 18th 1925. Together they had three children, Harold being the eldest.
Eddie, Minnie, Barbara and Harold
Harold Lampcov was born in 1927 and grew up in Detroit. After moving to Toronto in 1976, Harold and his wife Barbara took over the tradition of making his mother Minnie’s recipe for pickles every year. His great joys are playing golf and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
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Hi Harold, Lou Isaacs forwarded this video on your pickle making . It brought back wonderful memories. My mother always said, “Minnie was the best cook in the family”. When we would go to Detroit, Minnie always sent me home with a jar of pickles and a jar of duck schmaltz. I used to make her pickles using her recipe, and then I got too busy with the four boys. Anyway have you seen my mother’s applesauce cake recipe? My grand kids call it “Bubby’s applesauce cake” and it is Fannie’s recipe. It was published in Gourmet Magazine in 1964 and then again picked up in 2013 by a magazine writer in Ann Arbor. We generally make it for Rosh Hashana, but iit s delicious anytime. Hope you are well, Harold. Mazel tov on Sydney and Will’s wedding. Is she the only grandchild married? Rob and Mary’s two sons are married. Do you remember when we visited you at Karen’s house with Rob and Mary and their boys a number of years ago? Love, Fran
Hi Fran, Thank you for your fond words. All the cooks in the family were great and the best was the one you were eating at that time. Karen tells me she is making the Applesauce Cake. I remember and cherish the fine times are families had together I am fine hope you and Bob are well