Texas Country Reporter turns fifty in October 2022. Each week until then, we’ll share classic episodes from the show’s history and behind-the-scenes reflections from TCR’s creator and host, Bob Phillips.

Sigmund Jucker and his two brothers landed in Houston after World War II, having survived and escaped from concentration camps in Poland with a pocketful of family recipes developed in the baking business. Once settled, they picked up where they left off, founding Three Brothers Bakery and making traditional Jewish specialties like rye bread and rugelach, along with new inventions like the Pumpecapple—essentially the turducken of desserts. 

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