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Old 17.06.2009, 04:26
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Well, you will notice that she never came back. What a shame.
Greasy Swiss food and a shameful breach of etiquette did it.
Our only Swiss queen was around 950 (Queen Berthe) so we lack a little bit of practice in dealing with royalty.
I believe all British female Royals spend a fair amount of time at finishing school in Switzerland before they can be presented at the Deb's Ball so I imagine Queen Elizabeth did so as well. It will have been in the French part. All British female Royals used to be expected to speak French more or less fluently and that is where they practised.

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Old 17.06.2009, 10:40
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Our only Swiss queen was around 950 (Queen Berthe) so we lack a little bit of practice in dealing with royalty.
Sorry to take it off-topic, but please elaborate on that queen... never heard of her... I am (almost) sure that we never had one..
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Old 17.06.2009, 10:51
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Sorry to take it off-topic, but please elaborate on that queen... never heard of her... I am (almost) sure that we never had one..
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berta_von_Alamannien

sorry - in German
Herc - just saw that that shouldn't be any problem
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Old 17.06.2009, 11:06
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http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berta_von_Alamannien

sorry - in German
Herc - just saw that that shouldn't be any problem
thanks for that - I knew of a Berthe or Bertha in that time, but thought she was the ducchess or countess of Neuchatel... will have to open my history books again every now and then..
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We used to call it "eggy bread". The French translation sounds much, err.. posher...
I know them under the name "croûtes dorées", now that is really posh
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Old 17.06.2009, 13:48
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I know them under the name "croûtes dorées", now that is really posh
It's "Pain Ferraille" for me; nothing sounds remotely elegant nor delish in Ch'timi.
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Old 17.06.2009, 19:32
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Sorry to take it off-topic, but please elaborate on that queen... never heard of her... I am (almost) sure that we never had one..
Here it is in franglais:

http://www.memo-online.com/en/articl...AY_SUI_MOY_002

The good Berthe queen

After his death (937), king Hugues of Italy married Berthe - in forcing there, seems; the marriage took place with Colombier, without one being able to say with certainty if it is of Dovecote on Morges or Colombier/NE. The second marriage seems to have been even more unhappy than the first: Hugues had many mistresses, the ******* ones and, according to a chronicle, “his/her daughter-in-law dishonoured before even as she had not arrived at the layer of her son” - it was about Adelaide, the proper girl of Berthe and Rodolphe. As for Berthe, again widowed in 948, she died between 953 - the Germanie king made him gift this year of an abbey - and 961.
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Old 20.06.2009, 22:44
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I recall someone mentioning that food in Denmark was terrible and me disagreeing. I had an enjoyable foodie weekend in Copenhagen a couple of years ago with a cracking meal at Noma and a good evening at The Paul meeting our haute cuisine requirements. I also had a fantastic lunch at a traditional smorrebrod place as well as paying a visit to a renowned pastry bakery.

Here's a great blog about the food scene in Denmark.

http://verygoodfood.dk/

Why post this in the complaints thread? Well, I just wanted to disagree again with the attempt to besmirch Denmark.

I would really like to see this sort of scene develop in Switzerland though. I don't see any reason there shouldn't be a bit more enthusiasm here. It's quite possible, of course, that I'm missing out because my German isn't up to it yet. Then again, I don't speak Danish . . .
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Old 20.06.2009, 23:23
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Queen Elizabeth came for an official visit to Switzerland in or around 1980 (I think). The Federal Council picked a TV celebrity chef to cook he meals: Jacques Montandon.
The Queen did not care at all for the food apparently. She found it way too rich.
She seemed to like this swiss chef

http://www.kiwicollection.com/thumbn...simann_obe.jpg

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anton_Mosimann
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Old 21.06.2009, 00:09
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They should have picked him.
Instead they chose Montandon:

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Old 21.06.2009, 15:36
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I recall someone mentioning that food in Denmark was terrible and me disagreeing. I had an enjoyable foodie weekend in Copenhagen a couple of years ago with a cracking meal at Noma and a good evening at The Paul meeting our haute cuisine requirements.
many people complain about money/value, that its very expensive here compared to elsewhere...hows denmark in that department? cheaper or same level or more expensive than ch?
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Old 21.06.2009, 17:53
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Perhaps somebody could give me a list of Swiss-German traditional dishes that would delight my palate to replace my mistaken notion that the food here is limited, bland and awful and instead replace it with a vision of culinary delight. Please bear in mind that although I do eat cheese, I eat it AFTER a meal or as a snack with bread and not as a component of a meal. Also, I have been taught that reheating pre-cooked meat is dangerous so forget the dishes that contain reheated sausage. So go on somebody, hit me with a list of mouth-watering German-Swiss dishes that will sweep me away into a reverie of umimagined mouth-watering delight.
What about 45 cm long St Galler schueblig with patato salat with Tommy senf
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Old 21.06.2009, 18:15
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many people complain about money/value, that its very expensive here compared to elsewhere...hows denmark in that department? cheaper or same level or more expensive than ch?
For haute cuisine Copenhagen compares favourably in terms of value to London, Paris and Zürich.
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This may be difficult to watch for those without an iron stomach, but a couple of English chaps decided to try it out for themselves. There's some mildly strong language, and a fair amount of nervous giggling and gagging.
They're doing it all wrong, of course - no sane person eats Surströmming that way. It's indeed an acquired taste (but no worse than olives, strong cheese, etc), but when prepared and eaten the right way, it's a true delicacy.
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Now RolandRB, what Swiss dish have you been experimenting with over the weekend?
Don't forget to try the Schabziger. Can be found almost all over the world !!! You can do such lovely things with that strange cheese you know !!!

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Old 21.06.2009, 21:27
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Now RolandRB, what Swiss dish have you been experimenting with over the weekend?
Don't forget to try the Schabziger. Can be found almost all over the world !!! You can do such lovely things with that strange cheese you know !!!

can be found all over the world ,my foot ,looking for this for ever
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Now RolandRB, what Swiss dish have you been experimenting with over the weekend?
Don't forget to try the Schabziger. Can be found almost all over the world !!! You can do such lovely things with that strange cheese you know !!!

Never seen it and to me cheese is something you have AFTER a meal and not part of.
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can be found all over the world ,my foot ,looking for this for ever
Maybe you can order some from this Schabziger Onlineshop


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Never seen it and to me cheese is something you have AFTER a meal and not part of.
Here you with a recipe for Schabziger Pasta

Swiss pasta made from a thousand-year-old Alpine cheese so pungent it will bring you back from the dead.
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Old 22.06.2009, 10:15
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Re: Food in Switzerland

Sada, have you drawn this Schabziger online shop to the attention of Dougal's Breakfast?
I hear he's a big fan........

Oh, and that recipe page is lovely!!
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