• Recipes
  • Meat Fondue (Fondue Chinoise)

    Christmas Eve is the start of the peak of the Swiss Fondue Chinoise season – the peak lasts until New Years’ Eve. This fondue and the Filet im Teig (pork or veal fillet wrapped in pastry) are the two main Christmas and New Year’s eve dinner meals in Switzerland. When I was a child in […]

  • Bread
  • Schlangenbrot (Snake Bread)

    Campfire meals in the woods are great in any season in Switzerland. In spring you’re surrounded by tender new leaves and beautiful forest flowers, in summer the forest is the best place for finding shelter from the scoarching sun, in autumn the forest floor is covered in an amazing variety of mushrooms and in winter […]

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  • Cheese Tart (Käsewähe)

    Käsewähe is one of the Swiss’ staple foods, especially in the colder months of the year. I’m quite picky with the cheese tarts though, the ones from the supermarkets and bakeries are often too heavy and filling for me (both the pastry and the cheese). I like this recipe here as the cheese layer is […]

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  • Quark Vegetable Dip

    Quark is high in proteins, so this dip combined with vegetables makes a great, healthy and filling snack. You’ll also often find these sort of dips with vegetable sticks at private parties in Switzerland, along with crisps (chips) and the other usual suspects – it makes a nice change from all the other fatty treats. […]

  • Bread
  • Knäckebrot (Crispbread)

    My daughter’s kindergarten has an oven and the kids get to do quite a bit of baking for special occasions. For this year’s Mother’s Day they baked Knäckebrot (crispbread). Being Swiss I grew up with the Roland Knäckebrot, but it never occurred to me that I could make my own homemade Knäckebrot and how delicious […]

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  • Herb Marinated Barbecue Chicken

    The days are getting longer and warmer and it’s time to get out the barbecue recipes again. I think we Swiss have a thing for marinating our barbeque meat and chicken, at least in our family we rarely barbecue food without marinating it first. This recipe with herbs, mustard and lemon juice goes especially well […]