St. Galler Kalbsbratwurst: no. 1

Culinaire highlights – This famous veal sausage from St. Gallen is the clear favourite at barbecues, fêtes and other festivals throughout Switzerland: Swiss National Day (1 August) would not be complete without it. In 2007 it was awarded IGP (Indication Géographique Protégée, Protected Geographical Indication) status, of which the St. Gallen butchers are proud. Only the finest veal, a little bacon and fresh milk may be used as ingredients. The Swiss prefer their favourite sausage served crisp and brown from the grill, accompanied by a crunchy Bürli roll.

St. Galler Kalbsbratwurst: no. 1

Basel wine: from great grapes

Culinaire highlights – At lower elevations, bathed in sunshine, are the vineyards that produce the grapes from which the Basel Region's fine wines are made. Winemakers here are regarded as especially innovative, and the area under cultivation is growing continually – the best proof of the quality of the grapes here. A speciality is Hypokras, a herbal wine enjoyed at New Year.

Basel wine: from great grapes

Lummelbraten: succulent roast

Culinaire highlights – Fillet of beef roasted pink, flavoured with garlic, and served with carrots, celery and a rich red-wine sauce: gourmets' mouths water even at the thought. Lummelbraten (or Lümmelibraten) is one of the highlights of the region's gastronomic heritage – along with Basler Schunggebegräbnis (pasta with ham), Landmetzgete meat platters in November and Basel-style salmon.

Lummelbraten: succulent roast