Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Daily life  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11.11.2020, 18:19
Clumsy Maman's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Kt Zurich
Posts: 806
Groaned at 9 Times in 6 Posts
Thanked 1,126 Times in 496 Posts
Clumsy Maman has a reputation beyond reputeClumsy Maman has a reputation beyond reputeClumsy Maman has a reputation beyond reputeClumsy Maman has a reputation beyond reputeClumsy Maman has a reputation beyond repute
Spécialité genevoise...

My son is in the 6th class and he has a project on the canton of Geneva. He was supposed to get some help from a school in Geneva, but due to the lockdown there, he has not had a reply yet. Anyone here can help out with the following:

- are there any cake or biscuit specialities from Genève?
- do the Genevois joke about the Vaudois or the Zurcher? Or other cantons?

Thanks in advance!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11.11.2020, 18:35
FCBarca's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: La Côte
Posts: 1,252
Groaned at 100 Times in 51 Posts
Thanked 1,362 Times in 623 Posts
FCBarca has a reputation beyond reputeFCBarca has a reputation beyond reputeFCBarca has a reputation beyond reputeFCBarca has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Spécialité genevoise...

La rissole aux poires
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank FCBarca for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 11.11.2020, 18:45
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Up there over the fog
Posts: 1,144
Groaned at 149 Times in 121 Posts
Thanked 1,405 Times in 672 Posts
JackieH has a reputation beyond reputeJackieH has a reputation beyond reputeJackieH has a reputation beyond reputeJackieH has a reputation beyond reputeJackieH has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Spécialité genevoise...

Deux produits sont des incontournables du terroir genevois : le cardon, premier légume suisse estampillé AOP, et la longeole, LA saucisse de Genève au bénéfice d’une IGP. En une vingtaine d’années, la production de lentilles s’est aussi faite une place. Ça tombe bien, elles se marient à merveille avec ses deux compères pour un plat très typique, 100% terroir. Mais Genève, c’est aussi des produits innovants. Par exemple, Almondgy, une barre énergétique naturelle idéale pour vos balades hivernales.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank JackieH for this useful post:
  #4  
Old 11.11.2020, 18:45
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Romandie
Posts: 475
Groaned at 14 Times in 6 Posts
Thanked 254 Times in 158 Posts
Miostar has earned some respectMiostar has earned some respect
Re: Spécialité genevoise...

La tarte aux pruneaux du Jeûne genevois
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Miostar for this useful post:
  #5  
Old 11.11.2020, 18:48
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Up there over the fog
Posts: 1,144
Groaned at 149 Times in 121 Posts
Thanked 1,405 Times in 672 Posts
JackieH has a reputation beyond reputeJackieH has a reputation beyond reputeJackieH has a reputation beyond reputeJackieH has a reputation beyond reputeJackieH has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Spécialité genevoise...

The Tarte aux pruneaux is for the Jeûne in all Romands Cantons, even if the date changes.


The idea was that as plums were in abundance for free all over the place, eating plum tart would allow people to eat very cheaply, without meat, and then give the money saved to charity.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank JackieH for this useful post:
  #6  
Old 11.11.2020, 18:55
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Nyon
Posts: 3,846
Groaned at 182 Times in 136 Posts
Thanked 5,107 Times in 2,418 Posts
bowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Spécialité genevoise...

And don’t forget the Marmite.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%27Escalade

Ainsi périrent les ennemis de la République!
Reply With Quote
The following 6 users would like to thank bowlie for this useful post:
  #7  
Old 11.11.2020, 19:30
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Up there over the fog
Posts: 1,144
Groaned at 149 Times in 121 Posts
Thanked 1,405 Times in 672 Posts
JackieH has a reputation beyond reputeJackieH has a reputation beyond reputeJackieH has a reputation beyond reputeJackieH has a reputation beyond reputeJackieH has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Spécialité genevoise...

All Cantons/Kantons take the Mickey of each other- always been so. Other Romands Cantons always laugh at Genèvois as 'grandes gueules' - loud mouthes, and snobby, but with little substance. Then each C/Kantons is mocked by all, not specifically by Genevans- for their own stereotypical specificities. Like those from Appenzell for being tiny, Bernese for being heavy and clumsy of body and mind, etc, etc.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank JackieH for this useful post:
  #8  
Old 11.11.2020, 21:11
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Near Geneva
Posts: 3,088
Groaned at 33 Times in 27 Posts
Thanked 3,919 Times in 1,750 Posts
Anjela has a reputation beyond reputeAnjela has a reputation beyond reputeAnjela has a reputation beyond reputeAnjela has a reputation beyond reputeAnjela has a reputation beyond reputeAnjela has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Spécialité genevoise...

Quote:
View Post
And don’t forget the Marmite.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%27Escalade

Ainsi périrent les ennemis de la République!
Not forgetting the (almost) equally famous Poubelles Genevoises that appear mid-December and are made from damaged or unsold Marmites.

Almondgy are definitely not a Genevois speciality.... they're simply a recent invention by a local family firm of food suppliers attempting to cash in on the current healthy eating craze.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Anjela for this useful post:
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
La R'Vue Genevoise McTAVGE Entertainment & dining 3 01.12.2019 13:29
L'Assiette Genevoise FCBarca Food and drink 1 13.02.2018 16:25


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 11:07.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0