Zürcher Geschnetzeltes: a star

Zürcher Geschnetzeltes: a star

It is one of the most famous of all Swiss creations, seen on menus from Anchorage to Tokyo: Zürcher Geschnetzeltes, the classic dish of sliced veal in a fine cream sauce. While indubitably from Zürich, it only appeared in a recipe book for the first time in 1941; however, it was probably being...more

Spanischbrödli

Spanischbrödli

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

Malakoffs: potentially addictive

Malakoffs:...

These crispy fritters made with cheese, egg, white wine and Kirsch are...more

Vaud sausages: heavenly

Vaud sausages:...

Several famous and much-loved sausages originated in the Lake Geneva...more

Zürcher Geschnetzeltes: a star

It is one of the most famous of all Swiss creations, seen on menus from Anchorage to Tokyo: Zürcher Geschnetzeltes, the classic dish of sliced veal in a fine cream sauce. While indubitably from Zürich, it only appeared in a recipe book for the first time in 1941; however, it was probably being eaten in the 18th century by guild members – prepared, back then, with kidneys too. Today, the dish appears in its most refined form at many Zürich restaurants, accompanied by crispy Rösti: shredded, home-fried potatoes.

Zürcher Geschnetzeltes: a star

Spanischbrödli

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

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

Malakoffs: potentially addictive

These crispy fritters made with cheese, egg, white wine and Kirsch are not free from danger. Quite a few visitors have tasted one, ordered a couple more, then a couple more… the record is supposed to be twelve! The story goes that French-Swiss mercenaries brought the recipe home from the 19th-century Crimean War, perfecting it into today's delicacy.

Malakoffs: potentially addictive

Vaud sausages: heavenly

Several famous and much-loved sausages originated in the Lake Geneva Region. The best known is the saucisson vaudois, but no less popular is the saucisse aux choux, made with cabbage. The boutefas meanwhile, which can weigh as much as a whopping 2 kilograms, is a monument to the sausage-maker's art.

Vaud sausages: heavenly