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  • Alpine Farmers’ Macaroni (Älplermagronen)

    The burning question in the European history of pasta is, did Italy invent the spaghetti or did Marco Polo bring them from his travels in China? For Switzerland, there’s the wrong but persistent rumour that it was the Italian foreign workers who introduced pasta to Switzerland in the 1870s when they came to work on […]

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  • Swiss Carrot Cake (Rüeblicake)

    The poor folks living in the canton of Aargau have to put up with probably more prejudices than any other canton, most of them imposed, of course, by their neighbour Zurich. A few of them are: Aargauer (Aargau people) always wear white socks. They’re bad car drivers – the Aargau car number plate contains the […]