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But, no one has come back with all the reasons why it is so good and so much better than anyone else's.
I never heard anyone saying that !

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But, no one has come back with all the reasons why it is so good and so much better than anyone else's.
Actually, every time we go up north we only go to Swiss-German restaurants that serve traditional Swiss food, as it's different from the bland stuff we get here and in Italy!

I think it's in my wife's blood to want a Bernerplatte or Schwartemagen, sort of like a vampire needing to suck blood.

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Actually, every time we go up north we only go to Swiss-German restaurants that serve traditional Swiss food, as it's different from the bland stuff we get here and in Italy!

I think it's in my wife's blood to want a Bernerplatte or Schwartemagen, sort of like a vampire needing to suck blood.

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And it is my blood to need a "continental breakfast" of a morning. In fact I (almost) married one. Never mind the Ox Tail in white sauce.
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Old 30.11.2015, 19:22
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...but I've been most disappointed in Italy where I expected a generally good level of food but where I got skinned for all kinds of BS charges (cover, service, menu etc etc) then got a shite meal.
Probably tourist restaurants in city centers? I find the same. But family restaurants in small villages, off the beaten track, where the locals eat, lots of diamonds in the rough.
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Old 30.11.2015, 19:26
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I never heard anyone saying that !
Really? How many Swiss people do you actually know?
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Really? How many Swiss people do you actually know?
I only see one person constantly talking about "the quality/taste" of Swiss food and that's you. We understood, you don't like it. Please, let's move on...
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Old 30.11.2015, 20:13
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Some people don't think that the food "turn-off" has anything to do with the Swiss food menu itself, it's just the chuffs spent in the restaurant bring discomfort from the wallet all the way to taste buds of the restaurant's goers

Instead of paying CHF20 for Rösti, I can neglect my potatoes fried in the oven while watching some soaps on TV and the end effect will be pretty much the same taste wise ... Chase it down with glass of dry red and you feel like at home
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Old 30.11.2015, 20:33
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I only see one person constantly talking about "the quality/taste" of Swiss food and that's you. We understood, you don't like it. Please, let's move on...
And the people hassling me on this forum about are Swiss.

But they're moaning about me moaning about it rather than sticking up for it and explaining why it's so good.

Where's your passion?

Yes, I feel like a broken record here.
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Old 30.11.2015, 21:09
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Probably tourist restaurants in city centers? I find the same. But family restaurants in small villages, off the beaten track, where the locals eat, lots of diamonds in the rough.
Yep. But still patchy. It really depends where one eats which is what i was saying in my original post

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Old 30.11.2015, 21:21
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Re: TIS - This Is Switzerland

Typical evening at the home front:

Me: Hey. Getting hungry. What's for dinner?
OH: I don't know. You wanna go out?
Me: Sure! Where do you want to go?

Long silence. Thoughtful introspection.

OH: I'll start cooking.


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Typical evening at the home front:

Me: Hey. Getting hungry. What's for dinner?
OH: I don't know. You wanna go out?
Me: Sure! Where do you want to go?

Long silence. Thoughtful introspection.

OH: I'll start cooking.


TIS
How do you know that ? Did you install a camera in my house ?
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Old 30.11.2015, 21:44
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I've already explained why I think Swiss food is dull and uninspiring - and that's why I would rather go abroad to eat out .

I really can't be bothered to repeat myself here.
Maybe I missed something, I have no idea where you explained it so all I see is complaints about someone else's lack of explanation!

Personally I think you're generalising too much. Much Swiss food is dull and uninspiring, particularly in tourist areas or small town centres where it's basically bratwurst, cordon bleu, schnitzel etc etc.

But there are also plenty of places doing really good interesting food - for example Frohberg in Rapperswil does some excellent and different dishes, so does Johanna, and there are a couple of restaurants that do the basic Swiss stuff but do it well, as well as two good Thai restaurants.

I think also much of the interesting menu here is viewed as "foreign" - but how much British cuisine is actually British, or influenced from outside particularly Commonwealth countries?

That is typically Swiss - even a Swiss chef cooking fusion food in a Swiss restaurant from Swiss ingredients would be doing "foreign stuff"!
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Old 30.11.2015, 21:53
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Maybe I missed something, I have no idea where you explained it so all I see is complaints about someone else's lack of explanation!
That was on other threads - just search for nursery food.

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Personally I think you're generalising too much. Much Swiss food is dull and uninspiring, particularly in tourist areas or small town centres where it's basically bratwurst, cordon bleu, schnitzel etc etc.
Not sure you're allowed to say that on this forum.

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But there are also plenty of places doing really good interesting food - for example Frohberg in Rapperswil does some excellent and different dishes, so does Johanna, and there are a couple of restaurants that do the basic Swiss stuff but do it well, as well as two good Thai restaurants.
Frohberg looks quite interesting - rabbit terrine as a starter is certainly appeaing and game always goes down well but the rest of it is the usual suspects of lamb racks etc....
Worth a look so thanks.

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I think also much of the interesting menu here is viewed as "foreign" - but how much British cuisine is actually British, or influenced from outside particularly Commonwealth countries?
Personally I don't care where the cuisine comes from as long as it has appeal and the menu is enticing. However, if for example I went to a Moroccan restaurant then I'd quite like to have good Moroccan food.
Having said that, the U.K. and the U.S. seem to be much better at doing that kind of "gastro-pub" style dining where there's not much on the menu (five mains or so) but what there is looks great and gets updated regularly so you can go back regularly and still be surprised.

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You're welcome. You seem take any criticism of this country so personally.
Not really. I do have an issue though with people who act like they knew the absolute truth when all everybody has is a personal opinion. Debating with a zealot in such a situation is a waste of everybody's time.
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You keep saying that Swiss restaurants and cuisine is the best in the world (or words to that effect) and everyone else's is rubbish and when I ask you to explain why, you never respond.
Show me the quote or it's a lie.
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You think I am having a go at the Swiss but I'm not. I love lots of the stuff in the Swiss supermarkets, especially some of the stuff that a lot of people here criticise such as the fruit and veg but I do find them, and the restaurants generally pretty dull.
Now here's a small positive change. At least you're using one qualifier.
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So again, why are the restaurants and supermarkets so exciting?
Again, show me the quote or it's a lie. "I prefer" fundamentally differs from "it's exciting".
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Why not some constructive comments instead instead of your sarcastic comments like the one above?
Simples: Because you wouldn't listen (see above).

For a change try to understand what's actually being written, as opposed to imagining something that fits your preconceived notion.

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As for sarcasm: Scroll upwards and read your own posts. One might think you didn't know what a kettle is.
Not to mention your persistent generalizations of course.
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Not really. I do have an issue though with people who act like they knew the absolute truth when all everybody has is a personal opinion. Debating with a zealot in such a situation is a waste of everybody's time.
Show me the quote or it's a lie.
Now here's a small positive change. At least you're using one qualifier.
Again, show me the quote or it's a lie. "I prefer" fundamentally differs from "it's exciting".
Simples: Because you wouldn't listen (see above).

For a change try to understand what's actually being written, as opposed to imagining something that fits your preconceived notion.
It's all lies. Happy?

Not sure what you are trying to achieve by your massive quote-fest and it's impossible to reply to any of your stuff as you've managed to quote incorrectly and it's all come out like as a mishmash like some plate of Swiss curry with cherries and pineapple pieces.

I'm still not sure why you can't come up with a single reason why your cuisine is so wonderful?
Instead you keep coming back to me with this stuff.

I'm giving you 0/10 for your position in this argument.
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Old 30.11.2015, 23:08
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I think it's in my wife's blood to want a Bernerplatte or Schwartemagen, sort of like a vampire needing to suck blood.

Tom
I'm sorry to read that Tom. Maybe you should have signed a marriage convention?
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I'm sorry to read that Tom. Maybe you should have signed a marriage convention?
Blood pact more like it ...
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Not really. I do have an issue though with people who act like they knew the absolute truth when all everybody has is a personal opinion. Debating with a zealot in such a situation is a waste of everybody's time.
Show me the quote or it's a lie.
Now here's a small positive change. At least you're using one qualifier.
Again, show me the quote or it's a lie. "I prefer" fundamentally differs from "it's exciting".
Simples: Because you wouldn't listen (see above).

For a change try to understand what's actually being written, as opposed to imagining something that fits your preconceived notion.

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As for sarcasm: Scroll upwards and read your own posts. One might think you didn't know what a kettle is.
Not to mention your persistent generalizations of course.
Rather than instinctually going on the defensive, please send us recommendations for restaurants which best refute these spurious claims. Maybe we can learn something about absolute truth.
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