Bern, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The first analyses of the 2009 Swiss wine vintage, in November, showed them to be very promising, but the federal agriculture department’s end of the year gift to the wine business 31 December was its confirmation that 2009 was not just very good, but excellent: one for the records in terms […]
Archives for December 2009
Bern and Bellinzona, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Train passengers without tickets or sitting in first class when they have only second class tickets will be treated alike by Switzerland’s CFF rail company, following a decision by a Swiss court: subject to CHF80 fines plus the missing fare or the difference between classes. Travelers should be aware […]
Anyone living in Geneva really should know how to prepare cardoons, since it is Geneva’s favorite winter vegetable. The problem is it is time-consuming and tedious, not to speak of the prickly thistles. Cardoon gratin is one of Geneva’s favorite Christmas dishes, so now’s the time to learn!
Update 15:15 Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Geneva’s Cointrin Airport had nearly twice its normal traffic over the weekend, 19-20 December, thanks to winter weather and holidays. Charter flights, notably from the UK and planes rerouted from Paris, Copenhagen and Brussels because of heavy snow at those airports brought 100,000 people through Geneva over the weekend, […]
Betty Bossi’s The Swiss Cookbook The cookbook of the famous but fictional Betty Bossi, the equivalent of Betty Crocker in the U.S., came out in English in August. It makes a great Christmas gift, and is handy to have in the house, whether you’re a gourmet cook or just an occasional one. The recipes are […]