Spring naar inhoud

Blog – Go For Experiences!


Swiss cuisine is a reflection of the Swiss culture, especially in the aspects of simplicity, naturality and quality. Swiss recipes, mostly inspired by the mountainous nature of Switzerland, are generous in using potato, cheese, meat and cream! Discover these 10 top foods to try in Switzerland and let us know which ones you tasted or even cooked! FondueRacletteRöstiZürcher GeschnetzeltesÄlplermagronenBasler flour soupBerner PlatteBasler LeckerliBűndner nusstorteBirchermüesli Fondue Fondue is a queen of Swiss foods and is considered a national dish of Switzerland since 1930s. The first recipe dates back to 1699 and the legend has it that it was invented by shepherds. Leftovers of hard cheese, wine, herbs, garlic all melted together in a pot “caquelon“. It can be a bit daunting in the beginning to learn how to eat fondue. Whether you choose bread or small boiled potatoes, you’d need to practice to keep pieces on your thin fork, roll the cheese from the pot on it and not let it drop in the pot. It took us several pots to practice but it is great fun & yummy! As simple as it is yet fondue has many variations that keeps on watering your appetite: gourmet moitié moitié (in English “half half”: half Gruyère, half Vacherin fribourgeois), 100% Vacherin, natural, with herbs, tomato flavoured or mushroom! Make your pick and keep in mind that fondue is not only a dish but also a reflection of Switzerland as a melting pot for cultures and languages. Raclette Another cheesy Swiss dish from the 10 foods to try in Switzerland list – Raclette. It can’t get more simple than Raclette’s recipe: get the right cheese (“Raclette”) and prepare your side dishes: boiled potatoes, spices, cold cuts and pickled cornichons. If you are cooking and serving at home a simple candle base can do the job of cheese melting. Or you might want to have a dedicated raclette machine if you are a bigger group. What it basically does is, it melts a slice of cheese on a small pan, and then you pour the cheese over your plate of mixed side dishes. In our opinion raclette is a great idea for a cosy evening among friends! In the restaurants you’ll be served raclette melted cheese from a more professional machine that can hold half of a cheese wheel. Looks impressive! Rösti Rösti is a Swiss hearty dish made of ground potatoes. It can be served with eggs on top, with mushroom, ham, sausage, cheese, and in principle with anything your soul wishes for. Rösti can also go as a side dish if you are really hungry. Simple to cook but truly mouth-watering if you are a potato-lover.  There are so many recipes how to cook Rösti, and in principle all you need is to grind potatoes, season and fry it with a bit of olive oil. Et voilà! Zürcher Geschnetzeltes (source @meinestube) Zürcher Geschnetzeltes is a perfect main dish to be accompanied with Rösti. As you can guess from the name it is very typical in Zurich and in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. The dish itself is made of sliced veal (sometimes veal kidneys are added too) with brown sauce, mushroom & cream. Älplermagronen (source @foodguide_ch) Some consider Älplermagronen as the Swiss version of macaroni and cheese! Yes, cheese again :). We had a separate post dedicated to Swiss cheese only and you can understand now why. As with fondue, the origin of this must-try food is with shepherds in the Alps. It was easy for them to mix pasta, cheese, cream, onions and potatoes while away from home. And the tradition kept on  and now we can enjoy a hearty, easy-to-cook meal on a cold winter evening at home. Basler flour soup This soup has a legend that it was created when a chef forgot to switch off the pot under the cooking flour. In order not to throw the browned flour away, the chef transformed it into a soup by adding stock, onion, butter and grated Gruyère. Excellent decision as now Basler flour soup became one of the culinary treats from Basel and on a list of foods to try in Switzerland! If you are visiting Basel during Basel Carnival, you can’t miss it. Berner Platte (source @joliskitchen) Another hearty dish but this time for meat lovers. Try to imagine a mix of all types of meat: pork, ribs, sausage, smoked bacon together with cabbage and potatoes. You will get a pretty good idea of the dish! Recommended when you are really hungry and when in Bern! Basler Leckerli (source @kochkulturbasel) Originated in Basel (that’s why “Basler”), Basler Leckerli is a gingerbread cookie made of honey, cinnamon, nuts like almonds and hazelnuts. “Lecker” means “tasty” and you can get our word for it – you will not regret trying one of these sweet and spicy treats. You can taste them all year round in many pastry shops of Basel but during Christmas they become one of the key ingredients to the Christmas spirit. Bűndner nusstorte (source @raephu_z) Nusstorte means a “cake made of nuts” a

Bron: Blog – Go For Experiences!

Geef een reactie

Vul je gegevens in of klik op een icoon om in te loggen.

WordPress.com logo

Je reageert onder je WordPress.com account. Log uit /  Bijwerken )

Google photo

Je reageert onder je Google account. Log uit /  Bijwerken )

Twitter-afbeelding

Je reageert onder je Twitter account. Log uit /  Bijwerken )

Facebook foto

Je reageert onder je Facebook account. Log uit /  Bijwerken )

Verbinden met %s

Deze site gebruikt Akismet om spam te bestrijden. Ontdek hoe de data van je reactie verwerkt wordt.

Archief

Recente Berichten

RSS SwissInfo

  • Government announces major easing of coronavirus restrictions mei 27, 2020
    The Swiss government has announced a significant relaxation of restrictions and, as of June 19, an end to the "extraordinary situation" to deal with the coronavirus crisis. It said this was made possible by the low number of new infections in recent weeks. Interior Minister Alain Berset, who holds the health portfolio, said they were now around onl […]
    SWI swissinfo.ch
  • Coronavirus: the situation in Switzerland mei 27, 2020
    Switzerland is gradually easing unprecedented Covid-19 restrictions in a bid to avoid further damage to the economy. This is where things stand and the latest on the measures in place. Switzerland has been gradually loosening coronavirus-related restrictions. The “extraordinary situation” will be officially lifted June 19.Public and private events of up to 3 […]
    SWI swissinfo.ch
  • What’s happening at Swiss borders and airports? mei 27, 2020
    Can I travel to Switzerland? Are the airports open? Can I drive to my holiday home? Here’s an overview of the latest border situation in the small Alpine nation.  Owing to the positive evolution of the coronavirus in Switzerland, many of the unprecedented lockdown measures have been relaxed, including the easing of some border restrictions.   As part of furt […]
    Simon Bradley, swissinfo.ch
  • Swiss photographer captures the nature of changed borders mei 27, 2020
    Living in a small country surrounded by other states, borders feature in the daily lives of many Swiss and become a focal point while closed during the coronavirus outbreak. Swiss photographer Roger Eberhard captured images of former borders in a project that took over three years to complete, resulting in a book that has now become particularly relevant. Th […]
    Helen James (text), Roger Eberhard (photography)
  • Switzerland’s safety net must be there for all mei 27, 2020
    Images of several thousand people queuing each weekend to receive food parcels in wealthy Geneva have circulated in the international press recently. The working poor and undocumented migrants in Switzerland have been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. A group of concerned citizens in Geneva is calling for respect for migrants’ fundamental rights and for […]
    Gabriel Barta, Emmanuel Deonna, Wahba Ghaly and Jean-Marie Mellana
  • Coronavirus fuels Swiss bicycling surge mei 26, 2020
    While demand for public transport collapsed during Switzerland's partial lockdown, bicycle usage soared across the country. But greater acceptance of cycling nationwide will depend on further political decisions and transport planning.  Ernst Leuthold, the owner of a bike shop in Bern, can’t believe his eyes.  “It’s amazing to see all these people who h […]
    Peter Siegenthaler and Pauline Turuban
  • What’s the point of multilateralism? The UN at 75 mei 26, 2020
    This special episode of the Inside Geneva podcast looks at the role of the United Nations, 75 years after its founding. As the collective memory of the Second World War fades, how much do we know about the international laws and conventions designed to protect civilians during health crises and prohibit atrocities? Do we still think those laws are worthwhile […]
    Imogen Foulkes
  • Swiss hospitals and start-ups test disinfecting robots mei 26, 2020
    Self-driving disinfecting robots with a UV-C lamp tower are currently being tested in hospitals, but the process could be applied to other closed environments. Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is a disinfection method that uses short-wavelength ultraviolet (UV-C) light to kill or inactivate micro-organisms by disrupting their DNA. As the light is da […]
    SWI swissinfo.ch
  • The UN at 75: What’s different, what’s the same? mei 26, 2020
    Do you know anyone who has never heard of the United Nations? Probably not. For most of the world’s population, the UN has been around our entire lives. But, do you know anyone who doesn’t really know what the UN does? The answer to that question is almost certainly a lot more ambivalent.  Some know it as the body which helps the most vulnerable in a crisis, […]
    Imogen Foulkes
  • Telework likely to continue after Covid-19, but not on a large scale mei 25, 2020
    In Switzerland the Covid-19 pandemic has led to more people working from home, giving a boost to productivity and quality of life. But the trend may not continue in the same way once the crisis is over. The Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly shaken up the world of work. In Switzerland, many employers expanded remote working, or even introduced it for the firs […]
    Pauline Turuban, Samuel Jaberg

Blog Stats

  • 154.353 hits
%d bloggers liken dit: