From *Stroganov to Strudel* (Great Traditional Cooking From Germany, Austria, Hungary & the Czech Republic), this recipe strangely does not identify the country of origin ... BUT after reading the intro & recipe, I realized it is meant to be a regional recipe vs country-specific. The *Meat and Poultry* section of this cookbook is rich in detail, i.e. "Lamb, beef, veal & chicken are all used in Central European cooking, although it is perhaps pork that best exemplifies Central European meat cuisine. The sweet-sour flavour so typical across this region is again in evidence in the sauces. Choose very meaty ribs for this dish & trim off any excess fat b4 cooking as the juices are turned into a delicious sauce." I felt like the Rene Zelwegger character in the movie *Jerry Maguire* & heard myself say aloud: "Ok already! You had me hooked at ..." :-) *Enjoy* !