World Bread Series: Balkans

The next world bread post comes from the Balkans. I’m so happy to have found Aida and her blog. She makes  Balkans food easily accessible to people who know nothing about the Balkans like me. For this specific article, the countries referring to the Balkans are the Ex-Yugoslavia countries (Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, Macedonia, […]

HelvetiBox: The Cantons Food Box

In times of the Lädelisterben (the closing down of the small shops due to the big supermarkets), businesses like HelvetiBox are adding some much needed regionality and exposure of small producers to Switzerland’s culinary landscape. HelvetiBox is a monthly food box delivered to your door that lets you taste specialities of one canton per month. […]

Brunsli

These cookies, named after their colour bruun (brown), are one of the classic Swiss Christmas cookies along the Mailänderli, Zimtstern and some others. We don’t make them every year as we alternate them with the Schokoladekugeln Myrta which are very similar, but round and a little more moist inside. The Brunsli are mainly made of […]

Swiss Chocolate Gifts You Can’t Buy Abroad

Swiss chocolate always makes a great present for family and friends abroad. But in times of an ever-increasingly globalised world, it pays to know which Swiss chocolates still aren’t easily to come by outside of Switzerland. So, leave the Lindt and Toblerone chocolates in the supermarket shelves and opt for one of the ideas below. […]

A Swiss Foodie Christmas Song

December is here and with it the by the Swiss much loved Vorwiehnachtsziit (lit. pre-Christmas time). During this Vorwienachtsziit I’d like to introduce you to some traditional, food-related Swiss Christmas things. First up is Andrew Bond, a musician who’s dearly loved by Swiss children and adults alike. He makes children’s songs but they’re so good […]