The cuisine of Switzerland - Europe
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The foods of SwitzerlandCheese fondue
Melted cheese with bread cubes. The bread cubes are picked up on the fork and swivelled in the melted cheese, which is served in a traditional ceramic fondue pot called ‘caquelon’.
Melted cheese served with "Gschwellti" (jacket potatoes), cocktail gherkins and onions as well as pickled fruit.
A kind of gratin with potatoes, macaroni, cheese, cream and onions. And most importantly, stewed apple on the side.
A flat, hot cake made of grated, cooked jacket or raw potatoes and fried in hot butter or fat. The dish is bound by nothing apart from the starch contained in the potatoes.
Developed around about 1900 by the Swiss doctor Maximilian Oskar Bircher-Brenner, it contains oat flakes, lemon juice, condensed milk, grated apples, hazelnuts or almonds.
Chocolate came to Europe in the course of the 16th century, by the 17th century at the very latest it became known and was produced in Switzerland as well. In the second half of the 19th century Swiss chocolate started to gain a reputation abroad. The invention of milk chocolate by Daniel Peter as well as the development of conching (fondant chocolate) by Rodolphe Lindt were closely connected with the rise of Swiss chocolate's renown.
One could quite easily explore Switzerland travelling from cheese dairy to cheese dairy. Each area of the country, each region has its own types of cheese – the diversity of products created from one single base ingredient – good Swiss milk – is quite astonishing! Such as, for example, the soft and melting Vacherin cheese. The aromatic Appenzeller. The full-flavoured Sbrinz. The Emmentaler, famous for its big holes. The world-famous Gruyère. Or the Tête de Moine which is shaved into decorative rosettes. All of these – and their round about 450 other cheese siblings – make a fondue, a raclette, an «afternoon snack platter» a culinary experience.
The regional cuisine
Appetizer recipesCuchaule - saffron bread recipe
Main recipesEndives meuniere Jaeger schnitzel
Side dishes recipesPotato cake
Dessert recipesChocolate orange torte with raspberry coulis
France - See the recipes
Appetizer recipesArtichoke pâté Artichokes vinaigrette Asparagus en croûte Asparagus hollandaise with ham Asparagus with truffle broth Carrot soufflé Cheese beignets Cheese croquettes Crispy salmon nuggets in kataifi crust Goat cheese gratin Ham aspic with egg salad and avocado Marinated goat cheese crostini Mussel and scallop soup Mussel soup Poached eggs florentine Potato pancakes with smoked salmon and creme fraiche Scrambled egg feuillete Smoked salmon mousse Smoked salmon roll Smoked salmon roulades Smoked salmon with basil-dressed baby greens Steamed mussels in white wine Vegetable ragout with parmesan and balsamic vinegar
Main recipesAsparagus cheese soufflé Asparagus en croûte Asparagus hollandaise with ham Asparagus quiche with hash-brown crust Belgian endive ham and cheese au gratin Blue cheese and walnut soufflés Bocconcini with shiitake mushroom sauce Braised beef short ribs Braised onions Breakfast croissants with scrambled eggs Brochettes of lamb Buckwheat pancake - galette de sarrasin Caramelized spring onion and gruyère tart Carrot soufflé Carrot timbales Cauliflower au gratin Cauliflower soup Dubarry Celery chestnut and apple soup Cheese jalapeño soufflé Cheese soufflé Chicken baked with morels artichokes and peas Chicken breasts piccata Chicken breasts with wine and mustard Chicken burgundy Chicken croquettes Chicken florentine Chicken fricassée Chicken galantine Chicken pot au feu with carrots potatoes and leeks Chicken provencale Chicken salad Chicken sauté vinaigre Cod with vegetables and aioli sauce Coulibiac of salmon Croissants Croque Monsieur sandwich Croquettes of salmon with lemon-chive sauce Curried chicken breasts Daniel boulud short ribs braised in red wine with celery duo Duchess potatoes Duck breasts with cherry-port sauce Eggs benedict Endives meuniere Fillet of salmon with sorrel sauce Fillets of salmon in potato crust Fillets of sole dieppoise French onion soup French toast Fried salmon steaks with white wine sauce Gnocchi parisienne Goat cheese soufflés in phyllo cups Gruyere and parsley omelets Ham and spinach souffle Herb roasted leg of lamb Hokkaido brioche Individual beef wellington Jellied beef Lamb stew Leg of lamb in red wine sauce Magical leek soup Mousse of smoked salmon Mushroom bourguignon with polenta Mussel and cauliflower velouté Mussel soup trois gros Mussels mariniere Navarin of lamb with vegetables Niçoise salad Oysters and caviar Pan-seared cod fillets in white wine and tamato basil sauce Perfect hard-boiled eggs Poached eggs florentine Pogne de romans Potage parisien Potato galette with wild mushrooms Provencale braised beef casserole Quick pork cassoulet Rack of lamb with mushroom crust Roast leg of baby lamb beaumanière Roast tenderloin with mushroom onion and red wine sauce Roast tenderloin with red wine shallot sauce Roasted rack of lamb provencale with ratatouille Salmon and spinach strudel Salmon wellington with arugula hollandaise Salmon with lentils Sautéed beef médaillons with artichokes and tomatoes Sautéed chicken breast with whole grain mustard and sage Scrambled egg feuillete Scrambled eggs with caviar Smoked salmon crêpes au gratin Smoked salmon eggs benedict Smoked salmon napoleons Smoked salmon soufflé Steaks au poivre Stuffed salmon fillet Tomato confit and marinated tomatoes served on a crispy tart Tourte au camembert - Potato Cabbage and Camembert casserole Turkey croquettes
Side dishes recipesAllumette potatoes Almondine potatoes Asparagus with morels and tarragon Berny potatoes Celery root and fennel slaw with green apple and manchego Creamy cauliflower purée Creamy mashed potatoes Crispy leeks Croquette potatoes Gratin dauphinois Green herb sauce for dipping asparagus Leeks au gratin Potato anna Potato macaire Potatoes dauphine Potatoes fondantes Savoyarde potatoes Smoked salmon salad Tomatoes provencale
Dessert recipesAlmond génoise Almond strawberry cake Apple au gratin with apricot Apple Beignets bretons Apple charlotte Apple crêpes Apple mousse grand marnier Apple pie cragwood Apple tart alsacienne Apricot and plum tart Apricot frangipane tart Apricot sorbet Apricot soufflé Apricot tart Armagnac ice cream Baba au rum Banana soufflé Be mine Valentine meringues kisses Blueberry crême brûlée Caramel custard Caramelized apricot tart Champagne sorbet Chocolate and raspberry fontaines Chocolate bavarian cream pie Chocolate bavaroise Chocolate cake nancy Chocolate genoise Chocolate marquise with orange sauce Chocolate mousse Chocolate pâté Chocolate sauce Chocolate soufflés Chocolate-raspberry soufflé Choux pastry swans Clafoutis with cherries Coeur a la creme Coffee bavarian cream Cream puffs Crême brulée Crêpes suzette Delice au chocolat Easter bunny cake Floating island Fondants au chocolat French apple tart Frozen individual strawberry soufflés Genoise cake with grand marnier berries and mascarpone whipped cream Grand marnier orange mousse Grand marnier soufflé Gum paste - pastillage Lemon sorbet Lemon soufflé glacé Lemon souffles with macademia nut sauce Light chocolate soufflés Light raspberry mousse Mango soufflé Meringue roulade with praline whipped cream Meringues with ginger ice cream and chocolate sauce Oeufs a la neige Orange cake 1 Orange charlotte russe Orange mousse Orange mousse cake with grand marnier Orange mousse meringues Orange parfait Orange sherbet bombe Peach melba Peaches in sauternes Pear and almond cream tart Pear tart tatin Pears vigneronne Plum frangipane tart Poached peaches with a strawberry and sparkling clairette sauce Poached pears in red wine Profiteroles Prune ice cream with armagnac Prunes poached in red wine Pudding diplomate Raspberry bavarian cream Raspberry champagne Raspberry mousse raspberry mousse with apricot sauce Raspberry soufflé with sauce sabayon Rhubarb tart with orange-ginger glaze Rhubarb-strawberry-banana sorbet Rich vanilla ice cream Rose macarons Saint-honoré Salted butter caramel Souffléed crêpes with cointreau Strawberry napoleons with caramel sauce Tarte tatin The chocolate cake Trianon or Gâteau Royal Warm chocolate torte White chocolate and raspberry tart
Italy - See the recipes
Appetizer recipesAsparagus mimosa Asparagus with cream cheese and prosciutto Asparagus with Parma ham and roasted pepper coulis Baked goat cheese with salad greens Bruschetta orzo salad Caprese salad Carrot gnocchi Cold broccoli soup Eggplant and tomato with chevre Eggplant caponata Eggplant caviar Flatbread pizzas Goat cheese and sun-dried tomato toasts Grilled tomatoes kebabs Orzo with wild mushrooms Parmesan and thyme crackers Parmesan sage polenta sticks Polenta fries Pumpkin and sweet garlic custards Roasted tomatoes Roasted tomatoes and red peppers Sicilian arancini Stuffed tomatoes with mussels Summer salad Tomato-feta phyllo kisses
Main recipesAsparagus mimosa Baked carrot terrine Baked polenta with fontina and gorgonzola Baked salmon fillet with basil sauce Balsamic potato salad Bocconcini with shiitake mushroom sauce Bowtie pasta with shrimp and asparagus Braised salmon steaks with fennel and thyme Brunch strata with crabmeat and asparagus Bruschetta orzo salad Cacio e pepe pasta Cajun salmon fillet grenobloise with angel hair pasta Calzones Campanelle pasta with hen of the woods mushrooms Cannellonis Caprese pasta salad Carrot gnocchi Cauliflower and pasta Chicken breasts in vermouth Chicken breasts parma Chicken breasts veronique Chicken primavera Chicken provencale Chicken salad with pasta and asparagus Chicken with endive radicchio and balsamic vinegar glaze Chicken with portobello mushroom sauce Crown roast of lamb in a parmesan-sage crust Curried mussel salad with tiny pasta Eggplant meatballs in marinara Fall greens with walnuts feta and walnut vinaigrette Fettuccini primavera and pesto dressing Frittata Garlic mussels with pasta and cherry tomatoes Gnocchi alla romana Gnocchi with green chive sauce Gnocchi with spinach and ricotta Grilled bruschetta chicken Grilled chicken and vegetable pasta salad Grilled chicken pesto Grilled salmon fillets with sun-dried tomatoes Homemade pizza dough Lasagna Lemon chicken breast Lemon chicken cutlets Linguine alla carbonara Linguine primavera Minestrone with cabbage and spinach Mussels and spaghetti Mussels marinara with linguine Neapolitan pizza for a home kitchen Nicoise orzo salad Onion and cheese frittata Orzo pilaf with green onions Panettone Panzanella salad Parmesan and basil chicken salad Parmesan polenta soufflé Pasta e fagioli with butternut squash and sage pesto Pasta fagioli Pasta roll with three cheese Pasta salad in parmesan baskets Pasta with summer vegetables Penne in cream sauce and sausage Pissaladière Provençale Pizza margherita Polenta a la romaine Pork chops parmigiana Potato gnocchi -gnocchi di patate Potato gnocchi with lobster Rack of lamb with mushroom crust Risotto with mushrooms asparagus and spring peas Roast tomato tart Rollatines of chicken Rosemary chicken salad Rosemary-roasted chicken with potatoes and fennel Rotolo di spinaci - spinach and ricotta lasagne roll-ups San remo pasta salad Shrimp-tortellini pesto Silk handkerchiefs with pesto Soft potato ravioli with truffle pan sauce Soufflé renversé Spaghetti bake Spaghetti squash pesto with tomatoes Spaghetti with creamy garlic and leeks Sparkling lemon cream Spinach and pasta salad Spring green risotto Striped bass italienne Stuffed chicken breasts Stuffed pork chops with polenta and tomatoes Summer pasta vegetable salad Summer squash skins with garlic bread crumbs The pasta salad Tomato and corn pasta salad Tomato and Seafood Penne Tomato pie with polenta crust Tomato-basil tortellini Tomatoes stuffed with goat cheese Tri-color salad Tuscan soup Vegetable lasagna Vegetarian minestrone
Side dishes recipesBeet with frizzled leek and gorgonzola crostini Blender pesto Broccoli au gratin Broccoli rabe with parmesan cheese Broccoli salad Celery root and mashed potatoes Creamed spinach Creamed spinach with mushrooms Creamy polenta with gorgonzola Eggplant soufflé Fried green tomatoes Garlic roasted potatoes Onion parmesan gratin Orzo salad with lemon and herb Roasted tomato caprese salad Soft polenta Sweet onion risotto cakes Sweet potato gnocchi with sage and brown butter Tomato aspic Vegetable and herb orzo salad Zucchini carpaccio salad
Dessert recipesAlmond sherry ice cream with honeyed figs Apricot tart Baked alaska snow balls Bavarois turinoise Bomba italian doughnuts Chocolate hazelnut cheesecake Chocolate raspberry ice cream Chocolate-mocha soufflé Chocolate-orange sorbet Coffee custards Easter bunny cake Fruit sorbet Lemon cream tart Lemon custard Lemon krumkake Lemon mousse Lemon pudding cake Lemon sorbet in lemon shells Lemon tart #2 Lime curd and almond tart Marbled strawberry bombe Meringue baked apples Meringue-strawberry Orange mousse meringue pie Panna cotta with berry compote Peach custard ice cream with fresh peach compote Peach ice cream Pear tart tatin Pears vigneronne Poached pears in red wine Raspberry hazelnut praline soufflé glacé Rose shaped apple dessert Sicilian cannoli Strawberries with zabaglione sauce Strawberry-topped lime mousse tart Upside-down peach cake White chocolate and raspberry tart Wine jelly
Germany - See the recipes
Appetizer recipesChicken liver mousse Ham and cheese toast
Main recipesBraised endives in beer Grilled pork chops with red onion marmalade Jaeger schnitzel Old fashion beef stew Puff pastry rochoises Roast loin of pork with prunes Seared chicken breast with red onion vinaigrette Tarragon roasted chicken Winter squash soup
Side dishes recipesBraised red cabbage Broccoli cauliflower gratin Broccoli stems cabbage slaw Brussels Sprout and radicchio Slaw Creamy cauliflower purée Herb roasted potatoes Leeks au gratin Marinated onions Mixed cabbage salad Onion braid Potato cake Warm brussels sprout salad
Dessert recipesApple cake Apple sauce cake Apple strudel Banana cake Blackberry mousse terrine Blueberry basic pie filling Chocolate almond cake Chocolate creme caramel Chocolate mocha torte Cider apples Country apple cake Dutch apple pie Flambeed bananas Flamed apples Jelly-filled pears in puff pastry with caramel sauce Meringue apple tart Peach-raspberry beggars purses Poppy seed chocolate torte Prune kumquat sticky pudding with armagnac toffee sauce Prune soufflés Rhubarb tart with orange-ginger glaze Strawberry linzertorte Vanilla custards
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