Marmite de l'Escalade: choc pot

Marmite de l'Escalade: choc pot

When you see sweetshops displaying pots made of chocolate, Geneva's festival of L'Escalade cannot be far off. It is celebrated on 11–12 December: for on this night in 1602, the troops of the Duke of Savoy tried to storm the city. Mère Royaume, a...more

La longeole: a supreme sausage

La longeole: a supreme sausage

The people of Geneva love their longeole – the most packed and substantial of all Swiss sausages. It is made with gelatinous pork and flavoured with a spice mixture containing fennel seeds. This monumental sausage must be simmered for three hours...more

Linth corn: exceptional taste

Linth corn:...

Linth corn is a wholegrain corn: the entire kernel is ground, complete...more

Spanischbrödli

Spanischbrödli

Spanischbrödli ("little Spanish rolls") are wonderfully light creations...more

Marmite de l'Escalade: choc pot

When you see sweetshops displaying pots made of chocolate, Geneva's festival of L'Escalade cannot be far off. It is celebrated on 11–12 December: for on this night in 1602, the troops of the Duke of Savoy tried to storm the city. Mère Royaume, a plucky cook, tipped her cauldron over the heads of the soldiers scaling the walls. To commemorate this, the Genevois eat pots ("marmites" in French) of chocolate, filled with marzipan vegetables.

Marmite de l'Escalade: choc pot

La longeole: a supreme sausage

The people of Geneva love their longeole – the most packed and substantial of all Swiss sausages. It is made with gelatinous pork and flavoured with a spice mixture containing fennel seeds. This monumental sausage must be simmered for three hours before being served – traditionally with boiled potatoes and lentils. It is especially popular during the colder months – and is of course an essential feature of Geneva's famous Escalade festivities, when the aroma of Geneva longeole wafts up from every street corner.

La longeole: a supreme sausage

Linth corn: exceptional taste

Linth corn is a wholegrain corn: the entire kernel is ground, complete with husk and germ. It therefore retains its full content of vitamins and minerals, and because its fat content is higher, it has a particularly rich flavour. As well as the customary corn dishes, it is also used to make beer, whisky and bread.

Linth corn: exceptional taste

Spanischbrödli

Spanischbrödli ("little Spanish rolls") are wonderfully light creations of flaky pastry.

Spanischbrödli ("little Spanish rolls") are wonderfully light creations of flaky pastry.

Spanischbrödli
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