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Try Some of These Swiss Recipes

Try Some of These Swiss Recipes

I’ve done the research for you and found recipes for the staples of the Swiss diet.  They sound delicious, give them  try.

Cheese

Of course, Switzerland is home to Swiss Cheese, but they have 449 other varieties.  About 99 percent of them are made with cow milk and the rest  with sheep or goat milk.  It is used as a substitute for meat in many meals.  Raclette and Fondue are two ways to serve cheese.  Raclette is made from cheese melted over fire and served with potatoes and pickles.  Fondue is eaten by dipping cubes of bread into a pot of melted cheese. The selection of cheese is important, so I have found a Swiss recipe.  Two ingreadients you may not recognize are Kirsch (which is a kind of brandy) and Maizena (which is cornstatch).  http://www.about.ch/culture/food/fondue.html

Potatoes

Rosti (Potato pancakes) http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/crisp-rosti-potatoes.aspx

Tartiflette  (Potatoes, cheese, and bacon) http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/tartiflette

Pork and Sausage

Papet Vaudois – (Pork Sausage & Leek Hotpot) http://www.food.com/recipe/papet-vaudois-pork-sausage-leek-hotpot-457176

Rippli  (pork ribs) In the region of Bern, it is served with bacon, beans and potatoes. http://www.about.ch/culture/food/rippli.html

Wurstsalat (Sausage Salad) http://www.about.ch/culture/food/wurstsalat.html

Bread

The Swiss have a wide variety of high quality bread.  Here are just two kinds.

“Magenbrot” sweet pieces of bread, often sold at street fairs http://www.about.ch/culture/food/magenbrot.html

“Zopf” is a very special bread, typically served on Sunday for breakfast. http://www.about.ch/culture/food/zopf.html

Part of a healthy diet

This recipe was created by a doctor who felt that cereals, fruits, and vegetables were healthier than meat. He thought there was more to health than medical treatment.  Dr. Bircher founded a health clinic where he practiced holistic therapy including a whole food diet, daily walking, bathing and sunbathing. He set up exercise equipment.  Sounds pretty routine, except that he did all those things in 1897 long before anyone else. 

Bircherm├╝esli – made from oat flakes and apples

http://www.about.ch/culture/food/birchermuesli.html

Sweets

Basler Leckerli (Basel cookies) Made with lots of honey http://www.about.ch/culture/food/basler_leckerli.html

Schokolade Kuchen (Chocolate cake) http://www.about.ch/culture/food/schokolade_kuchen.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kathryn

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