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The culture of food

Hello

Are there any dishes that may be called "Swiss specialities"?
Are Swiss citizens food connaisseurs?
I am really curious

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Re: The culture of food

Of course there are swiss specialties. Would they be notable to a foodie? That is debatable.

And yes, although seemingly close minded at times, the swiss (some at least) do like a good meal.

What exactly are you curious about?
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Re: The culture of food

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I am mainly curious about desserts - are they usually made of famous Swiss chocolates? Can any trace of France cuisine be find in it, e.g. profiterole?
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I am mainly curious about desserts - are they usually made of famous Swiss chocolates? Can any trace of France cuisine be find in it, e.g. profiterole?
I believe in Appenzell there is something similar to profiteroles using baby goats testicles baked in light fluffy pastry and then coated in chocolate. They are called testisteroles and are really delicious.
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I am mainly curious about desserts - are they usually made of famous Swiss chocolates? Can any trace of France cuisine be find in it, e.g. profiterole?
It would seem that Google would be a more appropriate place to search for Swiss desserts. Like anywhere, its possible to have myriad opinions of what a good dessert is.

To answer you specifically, in the French areas of the country, french cooking is common, but not a given.

Try this link:
http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=Swiss+Desserts#
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I believe in Appenzell there is something similar to profiteroles using baby goats testicles baked in light fluffy pastry and then coated in chocolate. They are called testisteroles and are really delicious.
Ah, in this part of Switzerland we have the same thing, but they're coated with icing sugar.

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Re: The culture of food

lots of local stuff

for example http://www.sbs.com.au/food/recipes/e...iner-nusstorte
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Ah, in this part of Switzerland we have the same thing, but they're coated with icing sugar.

A bag full of cream covered dongs. I'm not sure if I should be horrified or turned on???
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Re: The culture of food

One that I have seen often is Vermecelli. It is flavoured from marroni (chestnuts I think) and is a kind soft spaggetti thing (shaped like but not same texture as the aisan noodles of same name) served with cream. It is disgusting, but all my Swiss colleagues go mental for it when it is served at the canteen.

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Re: The culture of food

Original true Swiss food is made from items that keep very well in an Alpine hut, so think of recipes made from cheese, cured bacon, potatoes and onions. For a dessert think of pastry with seasonal fruits and sugar.

Chocolate is a fairly recent item and was always expensive, and so it will not be found in old Swiss recipes.

http://crawfishandcaramel.com/alperm...to-and-cheese/ http://www.food.com/recipe/swiss-alpine-macaroni-455096
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One that I have seen often is Vermecelli. It is flavoured from marroni (chestnuts I think) and is a kind soft spaggetti thing (shaped like but not same texture as the aisan noodles of same name) served with cream.
It's not flavored from chestnuts, it's chestnut puree.

And it's not a kind of soft spaghetti thing, it just looks that way.

Lastly, vermicelli are Italian. (the clue is in the word 'vermicelli').

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Re: The culture of food

chocolate fondue

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Re: The culture of food

Looks horrible.

I am quite partial to croissant au jambon. Which is a sausage roll, albeit made to look nice. Also ramaquin - little cheese tarts.

Sweeter tooths may like an escargot. a cinammon pastry.

And provençal flavoured crisps. Gosh, it took me ages to find that C!!! It's above the 4, if anyone needs it.
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A bag full of cream covered dongs. I'm not sure if I should be horrified or turned on???
It depends on which end you start eating them...
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Re: The culture of food

I have been attending quite some villageparties where the Swiss bring their own cakes, and I always see the following passing by :
Rüeblitorte (carrotcake), they always decorate it in the same way, with sugarcarrots you can buy in the supermarket
Linzertorte (it seems to be Austrian though)
Schwarzwaldtorte
Rhabarbertorte (with eggwhite flambé)
and cakes with chocolate in it
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I have been attending quite some villageparties where the Swiss bring their own cakes, and I always see the following passing by :
Rüeblitorte (carrotcake), they always decorate it in the same way, with sugarcarrots you can buy in the supermarket
Linzertorte (it seems to be Austrian though)
Schwarzwaldtorte
Rhabarbertorte (with eggwhite flambé)
and cakes with chocolate in it
Apart from those - Zitronenkuchen, Marmorkuchen and vanilla cupcakes too in my neck of the woods.
Rüeblitorte is usually topped with icing sugar and decorated with marzipan carrots. Even I made this cake couple of times - it's so simple.
My specialty is Apfelstrudel though, which is Austrian not Swiss but it's also appreciated around here.
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Re: The culture of food

Capuns, maluns, Engadiner Nusstorte, Pizokel, Churer Fleischtorte

They're all pretty specific to Graubünden, though the Nusstorte is something you see a bit further afield. All are good, though the Churer Fleischtorte I can take or leave.
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Re: The culture of food

Cherry liquor cake from Zug

http://www.bettybossi.ch/BinaryConte...ookieSupport=1

http://www.food.com/recipe/swiss-zug...chtorte-457115
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Re: The culture of food

Some others:

Totenbeinli
Meitschibei
Zürcher Hüppen
Willisauer Ringli
Tirggel
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