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  • Croissants filled with ham (Schinkengipfeli)

    Schinkengipfeli (translated ‘small ham croissants’) are an important part of Switzerland’s finger food landscape. They’re very popular at party buffets, but also enjoyed as a lunch on-the-go instead of a sandwich. In my family we like eating them for dinner, acompanied by a salad. And personally I find them even more delicious cold on the […]

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  • The Cervelat: Our National Hero

    The Cervelat. Such a humble sausage, yet there’s so much to say about it. This small, curved, light brown outside/pink inside sausage is also known as des Schweizers liebste Wurst (the favourite sausage of the Swiss), and you can get it at every sausage grill stand at fairs, festivals, markets and tourist spots, alongside our […]

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  • Zopf bread (Zopf)

    Zopf (which literally means braid) is probably the most famous Swiss bread. Unlike most other Swiss breads it contains milk and butter, which gives it a lovely soft texture. While the supermarkets sell Zopf all week, it’s traditionally a treat we Swiss only indulge in on Sundays, for breakfast or brunch. It’s best eaten with […]

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  • Birnendicksaft

    Birnendicksaft, in Switzerland also known as Birnel or Birnenhonig and in North America called pear butter, is a 100% natural product made of pears. It has a similar consistency to honey, but with a slightly sour note which goes really well with certain dishes such as pancakes. It’s also commonly used as a bread spread […]

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  • Witch’s slice (Häxeschnitte)

    This is a fun, easy and quick snack to prepare with your kids. The kids will love it and I find it goes down well with a cuppa too. It’s so easy that my four year old can do it almost by herself (except the baking bit). Recipe for 16 slices (4 people) 100g ground […]

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  • Sausage Salad (Wurstsalat)

    After a few days of staying with us in Zurich, my British friend remarked that the Swiss were rather obsessed with sausages. I never thought about it, but yes, I guess we do love our sausages and eat them often and in many different ways. One might say this is not a healthy eating habit […]