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Bundt pan inventor H. David Dalquist dies
Trudi Hahn, Star Tribune
January 6, 2005 DALQ0106
H. David Dalquist, whose fledgling Scandinavian cookware company developed its
most famous product, the Nordic Ware Bundt pan, with Jewish immigrant cooks,
died Sunday of heart failure at his home in Edina. He was 86.
About 1950, immigrant Jewish women asked if the company could make a specialty
pan that could be found only in Europe. The women tried to explain the pan,
used to make a pudding called kugel, by using a word that sounded like "bunt"
and meant "a gathering of people," David Dalquist said. And the fluted,
cast-aluminum design -- trademarked as a Bundt pan -- was born.
When the pan was used in a winning entry in the 1966 Pillsbury Bake-Off, orders
soared. In 1970, the Bundt name was licensed to Pillsbury for a line of cake
mixes that fit the pan.
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