Sunday, June 7, 2009

A.W.E.D- Switzerland

Switzerland - The land of lakes,snowy Alps,watches,chocolate and cheese,the heaven on earth,a tourists paradise and an epicureans delight.Officially known as 'Swiss Confederation' or Confoederatio Helvetica in Latin or simply 'La Suisse' (French) ,'die Schweiz' (German) or Svizzera (Italian),Switzerland is a heaven locked between Germany,France,Austria,Italy and Liechtenstein.The federal republic divided into 26 states is influenced by each of its neighbour and has absorbed their cuisine and has formed its own specialities .

There is no official Swiss cuisine,but Switzerland has contributed in several ways to food.The land of Cheese has around 450 varieties of Cheese.The cheese fondue is delighful contribution to world by Switzerland.The Swiss chocolate is very precious as well.Being a peasant country the cuisine relies on potato and cheese along with several meat dishes and breads.There are an amazing variety of breads in Swiss cuisine,zopf being the the Sunday speciality.The potato rosti and the muesli are breakfast dishes with muesli also being taken for lunch;the tarts,pies and quiches filled with meat,fish,multitude of veggies become the main lunch/dinner courses.Each region has its own speciality like the 'Emmenthaler' cheese from the Emmenthal region popularly known in US as the Swiss cheese,the Bundner Nusstorte or the nut cake from Engadine valley etc.


So this time lets air dash to Switzerland and get AWED by the rostis, zopf, dreikonigskuchen,fondue,fotzel,raclette,apfelkuchlein,brunsli ,chaas chuefli and so many dishes.The delicious links provided by the original epicurean dear DK of ChefInYou will help you decide what you want to have in this trip.But Please, NO SWISS ROLLS.Swiss rolls are Swiss in name only .They do not belong to or did not originate in Switzerland.The helpful links are:





The rules for getting AWED are very simple.
  • Make any dish -vegetarian (eggs are allowed in AWED) /vegan and post the same in your blog.Feel free to use the simple logo.
  • The entry should be linked to this post and also to DK's event announcement post.
  • Multiple entries are welcome,since more the entries,more the choices available.
  • Send me your 'name','recipe','recipe url' and '300 px wide pic' to 'tastycurryleaf@gmail.com'
  • The entries should be till July 6th,2009.
  • Non bloggers can send the above details to the same mail address.
So lets air dash to Switzerland and cook up delicious meal and lets enjoy it sitting on a lake side and wishing each other 'En Guete' (Enjoy your meal in Swiss-German) or Bon Appetit .

19 Comments:

Priya said...

Lovely theme...will try to send my entries soon..

Parita said...

Lovely theme..m currently in swiss..will def try to send in something

DK said...

Perfect Dear! I have already recipes scheduled to be posted for this theme..:)

Prathibha said...

Hmmm.Nice theme...Happy Hosting

Divya Vikram said...

Swiss is a dreamland which i am longing to visit! Will look out to cook some dish based on the theme. Great choice.

rekhas kitchen said...

oohh Switzerland hummmm have to try some thing for u sure. and Thank you so much for your support sweatha in my blog yes I give a complaint in blogger they are investigating.I will sure let u know what happened.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Hmm need to go through that links....gr8 choice...

Aparna said...

You are hosting quite a few events, Sweatha. Its fun but some hard work, huh?
There are so many events on that I'd love to be in, if I had time. Let me see if I can do something for this one. :)

Happy cook said...

Love you choice of the country as i dodn tthink i have had any swiss food, except for chocolate ;-)

Dolon said...

WOW completely new theme... will try to send my entries ..

Sireesha said...

WOW LOVELY theme... will try to send my entries ..

Simran said...

I can't think of anything now (since I've already posted birchermuesli once) but I will think of something!

Sanghi said...

Yummy theme. My favourite place too..! Will try to send some!

Sanghi said...

Yummy theme. My favourite place too..! Will try to send some!

Superchef said...

i think im already liking it and can imagine all teh great food that will be sent to this!!

Anonymous said...

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Madhuram said...

Sweatha, that's an unique selection. I would have never thought of Swiss. I don't have any idea what can be cooked, so will check the links. I vaguely remember some interesting info. about Swiss. We toured in Europe back in 2004 and when we went to Swiss the guide mentioned that the milk from white cows were used to make milk chocolate and the milk from brown cows were used to make the cocoa chocolate. Don't know if it's true.

DEESHA said...

thatz such a lovely theme .. Happy Hosting .. Will try sending something in

Raaga said...

nice theme... I can think of cheese fondue ;-) just thinking about it makes my waistline grow

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