US Senator brings home Slovenian dessert for Easter
Amy Klobuchar, US senator of Slovenian descent, shared an Easter Tweet of gifting her father with his favourite Slovenian dessert - a made-in-Minnesota potica.
Senator Klobuchar, a recent candidate in the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries, is known for proudly keeping in touch with her family and cultural heritage having visited Slovenia a few years ago and meeting some relatives here.
John and I brought my dad his favorite Slovenian and made-in-Minnesota treat today for Easter—potica! (And a bunny, a basket, eggs and our own rendition of Easter Parade). He turns 93 next week! 🐣 🐰 🌷 pic.twitter.com/A34WYqrd1T
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) April 4, 2021
Senator's great-grandfather left Slovenia at the turn of the century and immigrated to United States where he worked as a miner in northern Minnesota.
In an interview for a Slovenian media outlet, she said she had grown up watching her grandmother making potica and listening to stories of Slovenia and her Slovenian family.
Slovenian potica is a nut roll and a traditional festive pastry from Slovenia and a recipient of EU's Traditional speciality guaranteed (TSG) designation.
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