Crispy Snack Cookies
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
1 hr 12 mins
 

10 gr. Eggwhite, 20 gr. fat, 31 gr. Carbs per portion

Course: Snack
Cuisine: Swiss
Keyword: coconut flakes, cookies, healthy, low carbs, nuts,, oats, raisins
Servings: 4 pax
Author: Helsana-Altdorf
Ingredients
  • 120 grams oats
  • 50 grams chopped nuts
  • 50 grams raisins
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 2 each eggs
  • 2 tbls honey
  • 3 tbls raisins
  • 1 pinch salt
Instructions
  1. heat oven to 180 celsius - Mix all the ingredients together. Form little cakes, Bake ona a lined sheetpan for 12 min, until they have a nice brown color.

Club 41 Double Cream Pineapple Flan
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 35 mins
 

This is a creamy latin type flan spiked with brandy and chunks of pineapple

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Cuban, Latin
Keyword: cakes, caramel, condensed milk, cookies, cream, sugar
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 400 kcal
Author: Ulrich Koepf
Ingredients
  • 9 each whole eggs
  • 114 grams cream cheese
  • 18 ml sugar
  • 1 1/2 14 oz. cans eagle brand condensed milk ( condensed milk in tubes)
  • 1.8 liters heavy cream
  • 1 cup cognac or brandy
  • 1.5 ounces curacao
  • 2 ounces vanilla extract
  • 1/2 14 oz. can crushed pineapple squeezed, dry
FOR THE CARAMEL
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tbls water
Instructions
  1. CARAMEL

    Boil the sugar with the water until brown over low heat. Pour the caramel into 3 non-stick bread loaf molds approx. 9-inch x 4 1/2 inch just enough to cover the bottom of the molds.

THE FLAN MIXTURE
  1. Whip the cream cheese, sugar, and condensed milk until pale and very fluffy in an electric mixer with the whip attachment.

    now add one egg at the time to the cheese mixture and hip after each addition. Add the heavy cream, the liquors, and the vanilla.

    On slow speed add the crushed, squeezed pineapple.

    Distribute the mixture into the 3 caramel prepared molds, making sure each mold gets enough pineapple chunks.

    Place the 3 molds into a waterbed, make sure the water reaches as high as possible without getting water into the molds.

    Bake the molds at 200F. until dark brown on the top.

    They should be wobbly but firm when you touch them, you may think they are not done! but don't be fooled, once cooled off the will solidify and be perfectly creamy and solid.

    Let cool over nite, then unmold onto a platter.

Ulrich's Biscotti Recipe
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
 

This is a semi-hard biscotti, it's not as hard as a traditional biscotti, due to the content of raisins and the caramelized fruits.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: butter, cakes, cinnamon, cookies, flour, nuts,, raisins
Servings: 20 people
Calories: 300 kcal
Author: Ulrich Koepf
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter soft
  • 1 cups sugar
Cream the sugar together with the Butter until creamy in a mixer
  • 3 cups self rising flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 each zest of lemon
  • 1 cup polenta semi-coarse
  • 2 each whole eggs beaten
  • 4 tsp curacao
  • 1 cup unbleached sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios
  • 172 cup tutti frutti caramelized chopped fruits
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips or drops
Instructions
  1. Add the sifted flour, salt, baking powder & coriander into the bowl with the creamed sugar/butter mixture.

    Add the lemon zest, polenta the eggs & liquor and mix it into a firm dough by hand.

    Roll and form long 3 1/2 inch wide x 1 1/2 inch thick slabs on buttered or baking paper lined sheet pans, until all the dough is used up. Leave some space between each slab as the dough will expand slightly during baking.

    Place to pans in a 180 F.  preheated oven and bake the doughs until lightly brown all around the sides, and crusty to the touch.

    Remove the pans and let cool.

    Once cooled cut the slabs into the 3/4 inch slices, place the slices with a little space between each back on the baking sheet pans and bake an additional few minutes until they reach the right color.

    Let cool and enjoy with a great coffee!

Black Bean Cakes with cold, grilled Shrimp Tomato Salsa
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
 

Can be served as a appetizer or main course

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Cuban
Keyword: blckbeans, beans, cuban, habichuelas, bohnen
Servings: 18 people
Calories: 274 kcal
Author: Ulrich Koepf
Ingredients
  • 3 cups black beans cooked, drained, dried
  • 1 tbls ancho chili powder
  • 1 tsp jeera (toasted ground cumin)
  • 1 each hot green chili seeded, chopped
  • 1/4 CUP cilantro leaves chopped
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • to taste black pepper
  • 1 or 2 tbls milk
  • 1/4 cup rendered duck fat or olive oil
SALSA
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 6 each fresh cilantro leaves for garnish
Shrimp-Tomato Salsa
  • 5-6 each shrimp any size, peeled, deveined
  • 2 each ripe tomatoes diced
  • 2 tbls red onion finely diced
  • 1 each jalapeño seeded,chopped
  • 1 each lemon squeezed
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • to taste salt & black pepper
  • 1 tbls virgin or lemon olive oil
Instructions
  1. Clean and rinse the beans. Soak them over nite in cold water, cook the beans in the same water you soaked them in until soft. Let them drain for about two hours, they need to be very dry. Don't worry if they look strange after two hours! Save the cooking liquid a soup or a sauce.

    Put the beans through a meat grinder or in a food processor, don't puree them too much, they should not be pasty, only roughly chopped.

    Place the smashed/ground beans in a mixing bowl and add all the ingredients, mix it to a firm paste and form it into whatever size bowls you like. Put each ball between two sheets of waxed paper and press them into rounds of ca. 1/8 inch thick with the palm of your hand. Set aside.

SALSA
  1. Blanch the shrimp in salt water, cool and cut into 1/4 inch pieces.

    Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl and set aside for 1 hour.

  2. Heat the duck fat or olive oil in a non-stick saute pan. when the fat starts to smoke, place the cake in the pan and cook for 3-4 min. on each side until brown, place them in a 150 C: preheated oven for 8 min.

    Put the cakes on a warm plate and spoon salsa on the center of each cake, place a teaspoon of sour cream on top and garnish with a sprig of cilantro. 

Obscene, Flourless Chocolate Fudge Torte
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 50 mins
 

The Cocoa powder replaces the flour.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butter, chocolate,, cocoa powder, cream, sugar, tarte
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 357 kcal
Author: Ulrich Koepf
Ingredients
  • 278 grams semisweet chococlate
  • 125 grams unsalted butter
  • 114 grams unsweetend cocoa powder sifted
  • 118 grams creme de cassis
  • 5 each whole eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
FOR THE COATING
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 250 grams semisweet chocolate
  • 1 cup creme de cassis
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325F.

    Butter and paper line 2  9x2 inch cake mold. Dust the pans with flour, tab excess flour off. 

    Melt the butter & chocolate over a double boiler until smooth. 

    Cool Slightly.

    Whisk in the sifted cocoa powder & the cassis. In the meantime whip the eggs & sugar until emulsified and triple in volume, fold into the chocolate-butter mixture by rubber spatula.

    Pour the batter into the prepared molds and bake until top forms a crust. Insert a needle which should come out with very moist crumbs attached.

    Remove from the oven and let cool a few minutes. Push down gently the raised edges to even out the top of the cakes.

    When the cakes are cold, unmold them on platters.

    Prepare the smear by melting all ingredients over the double boiler, let cool for 10 minutes, spread a 1/2 inch layer of this smear on one layer, place the second layer over the top and spread another 1/2 inch layer of smear on top and all around the sides of the double layer cake.

    Serve with Whipped Cream and Vanilla icecream

 

Chana
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 

West Indian Chickpeas

Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian, Mediterranean
Keyword: butter, chickpeas, garbanzos, garlic, indian
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 160 kcal
Author: Ulrich Koepf
Ingredients
  • 2 cans chickpeas 14.0z cans-drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbls white onion chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic chopped
  • 1/4 tsp ginger root chopped
  • 1 each red chili pepper seeded, chopped
  • 400 ml water
  • 2 tbls butter called Ghee
  • 1 tbls tomato seeded-diced
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
Instructions
  1.  1 Drain the chickpeas, add to a large pan with 400ml of water and season. Bring to the boil, then turn off the heat and set aside to allow the chickpea flavor to infuse the water.

    2 Blitz the onions with the garlic, ginger and green chilies. Melt the ghee in a large saucepan, then add the onion mix with a pinch of salt and cook for 8-10 mins, until softened.

    3 Stir in the spices, and cook for 3 more mins, adding a splash of the chickpea water to stop them sticking to the bottom of the pan. Add the tomatoes and another splash of water and cook for 5 mins, squishing the tomatoes with a spoon as they soften. Tip in the chickpeas, along with their cooking water. Cook for 10 mins. Season well, add the lemon juice, and a splash of water if you like a looser curry. Scatter with the coriander, to serve.

    Serve this vegetarian Indian chickpea curry as a main meal or side dish. It's gluten-free, good for you and freezable so you can save any leftovers

 

Blackbean Soup
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 30 mins
 

This dark, rich soup is a classic of Cuban cooking. Traditionally served with a side dish of rice, chopped-up raw white onion, Pico de Gallo Salsa, sour cream and chopped scallion.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Cuban
Keyword: blckbeans, beans, cuban, habichuelas, bohnen
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 276 kcal
Author: Ulrich Koepf
Ingredients
  • 1 lbs dried black beans cleaned, soaked in cold water overnight
  • 6 cups water
  • 4 cups chicken broth or broth
  • 2 tbls olive oil
  • 1 each large pork hock with outer tough skin removed
  • 2 each medium white onions finely diced
  • 2 each garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2 tbls red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp ground toasted cumin
  • to taste salt and black pepper
Pico de Gallo Slasa
  • 2 each ripe tomatoes 1/4 inch dices
  • 1 each small red onion finely chopped
  • 4 sprigs fresh cilantro coarsley chopped
  • 1/4 tsp jalapeño peppers finely chopped
  • 1 tbls lemon juice
  • to taste salt and black pepper
  • 8 tsp sour cream for topping the soup
Instructions
  1. Drain the soaked beans and rinse them lightly under cold running water. Put the beans and the fresh water in a large soup or stock pot, making sure the water covers the beans by at least 2 inches. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. When the water has boiled, reduce the heat to low and simmer for at least 2 hours until the beans are tender enough to be mashed with a spoon.

    Remove 1 cup of beans and 1 cup of liquid, and put in the blender or food processor. Puree the beans and liquid, then return the puree to the pot. Add the chicken stock and return the soup to a simmer over low heat. 

    In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the pork hock and brown it on all the sides. Add the onion and cook until brown. Add the pork hock, onion, and garlic to the soup, cover the pot, and simmer for at least 2 hours. Add the vinegar, cumin, and seasonings. Let soup simmer 15 minutes or more.

    Remove the pork hock. Cut the meat off the bone and stir into the soup. Ladle into serving bowls and top with a spoon of drained Pico de gallo salsa, a teaspoon of sour cream and chopped scallions. Serve rice on the side if desired.

Plum Sablés
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

This item is a great a la minute dessert recipes, the dough is ready and portioned out, the plums are cut & marinated, you just have to put it together in the last minute and bake it.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: pate brisee, sablés, tarte
Servings: 18 portions
Calories: 195 kcal
Author: Ulrich Koepf
Ingredients
  • 150 grams margarine
  • 60 grams powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 1 pich salt
  • 1 each egg
  • 200 grams cake flour
above ingredients for the Sable dough
  • 30 grams powdered sugar
  • 1.5 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp maraschino liquor
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 100 grams ground almonds
  • 1/2 each eggwhite beaten
  • 18 each plums halved, pitted
above ingredients for the Almondcream
  • 300 grams plums halved,pitted
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 each lemon juiced
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp maraschino liquor
above items for the Plum Sauce
Instructions
  1. For the Sablé dough beat the margarine until soft in a mixer, add powdered sugar, vanilla sugar and salt. Add the egg and keep beating until the mixture is really bright in color. then add the flour slowly and mix it as fast as possible to a smooth doughy paste, place it on a piece of foil and roll it into a 7 cm thick roll, place it in the cooler until cold. 

    FOR THE ALMOND CREAM mix all the ingredients together.

    Cut the solid roll of dough into 18 pieces of 2 mm thickness each, place them on a greased baking pan, place a teaspoon of almond cream in the middle of each round, with a sharp knife fan ou 2 halved plum pieces and place them around the dough circle.

    Bake at 200 C. for about 15 min.

    FOR THE PLUM SAUCE Cook the plums with the water for about 10 min. Puree them with the remaining ingredients and strain it through a sieve to remove any impurities.

    Note: frozen plums are ok for the sauce. 

Tarte Tatin
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 6 mins
Total Time
1 hr 46 mins
 

A French favorite, definitely my favorite apple tart beside the American, flaky apple pie!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: pies, french food, tarte, apple pie,cake
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 289 kcal
Author: Ulrich Koepf
Ingredients
  • 250 grams puff pastry
  • 150 grams sugar
  • 75 grams margarine in pieces
  • 2 kilos golden delicious apples peeled, seeded, cut in half
Instructions
  1. Roll out the dough approx. 2 mm thick, measure the size of the circle with the pie pan or pot you are using. Place baking parchment paper on the bottom of the pie mold or pot, distribute the sugar over the paper bake it at 220 C.  about 8 min. or until golden brown, place the margarine over it and let melt. Now place the apples vertically next to each other very tight. The apples are obviously sticking out above the edge of the pan; place the pan in the oven for about 25 min. then pull the pan out of the oven and place the dough circle over it so that the dough covers the apples right over the edge of the pan or mold. Push it back in the oven and bake for 20-25 min. until the dough is brown and crispy. The dough will shrink a bit and form a cover over the apples which are going to shrink under it.

    Once cooled off, reverse the pan or mold onto a platter, remove the parchment paper and serve it warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Dampfnudeln - Steamed Dumplings
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 45 mins
 
This Austrian specialty is usually served on a Friday for lunch after eating a hearty soup. As an accompaniment vanilla sauce or a fruit compote are served with it. In the winter months, it also makes a great warm dessert.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Austrian, german
Keyword: austrian, austrian specialties, dampfnudel, dumplings, german food
Servings: 8
Calories: 400 kcal
Author: Ulrich Koepf
Ingredients
  • 250 grams flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 30 grams butter
  • 1 each egg beaten
  • 1 dl milk
above items for Yeast Dough
  • 40 grams butter soft
  • 2.5 dl milk
  • 50 grams sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla sugar
above items for the batter
Instructions
  1. Mix the dough with flour, salt and sugar in a bowl. Add margarine or butter, egg, which is mixed with one part of the milk, and the remaining milk, mix and knead into a smooth dough. Let the dough rise to double amount overnight or at room temperature.

    For the batter melt margarine or butter, over low heat, remove from the heat and add the remaining ingredients, mix. Pour half of it in an enameled cast-iron pan (about 24 cm) or into a fireproof glass dish. From the dough with 2 tablespoons cut 8 equal pieces, put them next to each other into the dish or pan, let stand for about 15 minutes covered. Then carefully pour the remaining batter between the dough dumplings, separating them slightly with a spoon.

    Cover (cover must close tightly) simmer on a small fire for 30-40 minutes on the stove. Never lift off the lid during the cooking time. The liquid should be almost cooked at the end of the cooking time. Then carefully lift off the lid, so that no drops of water fall on the dumplings. Simmer without cover for 5-10 minutes, maybe raise the heat slightly to make sure the casserole is boiling. Enjoy the steamed noodles warm, sprinkle with vanilla sugar or serve vanilla sauce, plum or apple compote with it.

Ulrich's Duck Liver Parfait
Prep Time
1 hr 20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
2 hrs 20 mins
 

This is a poached liver paté, very smooth in texture.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: French
Keyword: duck liver, molds, pate, terrine
Servings: 10
Calories: 400 kcal
Author: Ulrich Koepf
Ingredients
  • 13 3/4 oz clarified butter unsalted
  • 14 1/4 oz duck liver
  • 2 each eggs, whole
  • 1 tbsp shallots chopped
  • 1/4 tsp garlic chopped
  • 1/2 oz port wine
  • 172 oz brandy
  • 1 tbls butter unsalted
  • to taste lea & perrins
  • to taste black ground pepper
  • to taste cayenne pepper
  • 1 oz white wine to deglace
  • 1 tbsp truffle peelings chopped
  • 2 tbsp green peppercorns drained & rinsed
Instructions
  1. 1. °Clarify the butter - remove butter milk

    2. °Puree the liver in a blender & pass through an Étamine (fine sieve)

    3. °Sauté garlic and shallots in the 1 tbsp butter, deglaze with the white wine and reduce.

    4. °Reduce the port and brandy to a syrup consistency

    5. °Place the pureed liver in the blender and add the 2 whole eggs, while the blender is running, on medium speed, add the clarified butter slowly, (as you would making a mayonnaise or hollandaise) then add the wine reduction and the seasonings.

    5. °Pour the liver mixture into a clean bowl and add the rinsed, dried off peppercorns and chopped truffles, check the seasonings! (That's the best part, Bonne appetite!)

    6. °Pour into a ceramic terrine mold, cover the mold with it's cover and wrap the whole terrine with aluminum foil.

    7. ° Place the mold into a bain-marie filled with water as far up as possible without getting water into the mold, bake in a pre-heated oven at exactly 180 F. for 1 hour.

    °Do not let the temperature get higher than 180 F. !! very Important.

    °Chill overnite, do not remove the paté from the mold, serve out of the mold.

Recipe Video

Jumbo Shrimp in Garlic-Lemon-White Wine Butter over toasted Brioche
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins
 

Great Seafood Appetizer or Main Dish

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: brioche, garlic, lemon, sauteed, shrimp, thyme
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 250 kcal
Author: Ulrich Koepf
Ingredients
  • 3 each shrimp U10 or 12
or 4 - 5 U-15/21 as you prefer
  • 1 tbls olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tsp slivered fresh garlic cloves teaspoon full-slivered
  • 1 tsp shallots finely diced
  • 1 tsp basil leaves fresh, hand torn
  • 1/4 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp lea & perrin sauce (worchstershire)
  • 1 tbls lemon juice fresh, squeezed, seeded
  • 1 tbls white wine
  • 3 1/2 ounzes unsweetend butter solid @ room temp.
  • 1 tbls vine ripened tomato coarsley diced, seeded
  • to taste salt & black pepper
  • to taste tabasco or similar hot sauce
  • 3 pieces brioche toast or french bread cut in an angle
  • each shrimp should be sitting on a piece of toast
Instructions
Place the toasts on baking pan, brush each piece with olive oil, bake in a 180 F. oven until golden brown.
  1. If necessary, peel and devein the shrimp. Do not cut or split open, leave them whole.

    Heat the olive oil in a saute skillet until really hot, season the shrimp with salt & pepper, place them in the hot pan and saute them until turning white on the inside and light brown on the outside, about 2-3 minutes on each side.

    Remove the shrimp from the pan, set aside. 

    now add the slivered garlic to the still hot oil and toast the slivers until golden brown, careful not to burn them. Then add the shallots, saute for an additional 1 minute, then add the basil, tomato and zest.

    Stir well, saute for a short time as the pan should be still hot, now deglaze with the white wine, add the lemon juice, lea & perrins and hot sauce (optional).

    Place the shrimp in the sauce and simmer for a minute, or until you think the shrimp are cooked properly, depending on the size.

    Lower the heat of the pan to light simmer.

    Now add the 3 1/2 oz. of butter and stir it into the sauce with a small whip or a wooden spoon, by incorporating the butter slowly to form a creamy, binding sauce. 

    Turn off the heat.  It shouldn't be boiling anymore at this point otherwise the butter will clarify and the sauce becomes oily.

    Place the toasts on serving a dish, place a shrimp on each piece, ladle sauce mixture over each shrimp, covering the shrimp and toast. 

    Decorate with fresh basil or thyme sprig and serve immediately so the toast doesn't get soggy when it arrives at the table.

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August 1- Switzerland’s Federal Holiday

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Word of the Chief magistrate on the federal holiday of Switzerland, August 1st. Dear fellow citizens! We live in the Canton of Uri. According to the founding history of the Confederation, the Eternal Confederation of the Confederates was sworn and … Read More

Thought of the Day by Sheer Ramjohn

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It appears to be the human condition to criticize, but be aware that it may be one of the things that contribute to happiness, this in itself being a transient thing. Keep chipping away and reap its results! Don’t criticize … Read More

Restaurant Edelweiss – La Sorpresa, Flüelen, Switzerland

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Just as the Swiss National, protected Flower is beautiful, so is the food at this quaint little restaurant in Flüelen, URI, also called LA SORPRESA.   The few times we had the pleasure to dine there, was always enjoyable and … Read More

Restaurant Edelweiss in Flüelen – La Sorpresa

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So wie die Schweizer, geschützte National Blume schön ist, ist auch das Essen in diesem malerischen kleinen Restaurant in Flüelen, URI, auch LA SORPRESA genannt.   Die wenigen Male, die wir das Vergnügen hatten, dort zu speisen, war immer angenehm … Read More

Jeroen Achtien: Dry Aged Pikeperch & Lamb Cheeks

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Would you like a culinary borderline experience? Chef Jeroen (Restaurant “Sens”, Vitznau, Lucerne, Switzerland) makes it crack. Here are the test notes. Gault Millau – July 12, 2020 Text: Urs Heller Photos: Olivia Pulver EXPERIENCE 1: «THE PARMESAN OF THE … Read More

Ein sprudelnder Ort voller „Fizz“

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In Altdorf, einer kleinen Stadt 40 Minuten von Luzern entfernt, befindet sich dieser sprudelnde Ort namens „Fizz“. Wenn Sie von Luzern nach Tessin, der Südschweiz, in Richtung Italien fahren oder von Tessin zurückfahren, sollten Sie die Ausfahrt Altdorf nehmen und … Read More

A Bubbly Place Full of “Fizz”

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Altdorf, a small town 40 minutes from Lucerne, Switzerland, is where you find this bubbly place called “Fizz”. Driving from Lucerne to Tessin, the southern part of Switzerland towards Italy, or driving back from Tessin, you should take the Altdorf … Read More

Mount Everest just got 5G!! Really!?

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We are doomed! It’s the latest signal the faster wireless networks will soon be available EVERYWHERE. China’s Huawei say they have installed five 5G hotspots on the world’s tallest mountain.               The network provides … Read More

Recognizing Switzerland’s “slave children”

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In a practice that lasted in Switzerland until 1981, tens of thousands of children and teenagers were forcibly removed from their families, who for one reason or another were deemed by the authorities to be incapable of caring for them. … Read More

Restaurants Rely on Double Allocation of Tables

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Since the end of the lockdown, many restaurants have reassigned the tables twice in one evening. Readers complain about the practice. The industry is defending itself. After the lockdown in Switzerland, many restaurants introduced double seating of the tables in … Read More

A very Traditional Cake

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The name probably goes back to the Linz Dough, the old technical term for short pastry. The buttery almond-hazelnut dough together with the raspberry Marmelade makes a very good taste connection that I really like. In the old recipes, you … Read More

Should Moor heads disappear on Supermarket Shelves in Switzerland?

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Born in Switzerland, as a young boy I grew up enjoying eating a Mohrenkopf, it was, and still is today for children, what would be equivalent eating a Hershey Bar or  Hershey Kiss in the USA. Moorhead’s are made of a … Read More

Electronic-vignette for the Swiss Highways is coming

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The electronic-vignette for the Swiss cars, final result: glued – or not? How many will convert from the sticker to the electronic-version? Every car driving on any Swiss road has to show a yearly, valid road tax-sticker in the front … Read More

Switzerland wants to open the borders to all EU countries on June 15th

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Justice Minister Karin Keller-Sutter plans to reintroduce the free movement of people with the EU countries and freedom of travel for the whole Schengen area on June 15th. Germany and France also want the freedom to travel again. Almost a … Read More

America, the great! What are you doing to yourself?

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I know, obviously, my blogs are supposed to be intended to provide informative tips, recipes, and sometimes funny stories, about food and travel. However, since traveling came to halt due to the Covid-19, there isn’t or wasn’t too much to … Read More

6 Möglichkeiten, Kunden zu informieren, dass Sie wieder öffnen

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Für viele von uns, beginnen die Regierungen vorsichtig wieder die wirtschaft zu öffnen. Immer mehr kleine Unternehmen können wieder öffnen und Kunden bedienen. Dies kann für viele von uns immer noch eine verwirrende, und komplizierte Zeit sein. Gesetze, Vorschriften und … Read More