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!
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by Ellen Wallace, GL editor Pumpkins love our garden and we love pumpkins: this weekend the season for cooking pumpkin kicked in seriously. We have some 60 small ones. The larger ones are fun when kids are little, but the small varieties tend to have more flavour and they are more manageable in the kitchen. […]
Potatoes: an essential part of the traditional Swiss diet If there’s one thing we have plenty of in Switzerland, it’s potatoes. I didn’t even like potatoes before I came here and discovered all the subtle differences of texture, taste and all the ways of using them in cooking. Potatoes are an essential ingredient in almost […]
Red, yellow, green, and orange tomatoes now available in Lake Geneva region Tomato season is well under way, and here are a few suggestions for using them. How to choose a tomato Remember you can’t judge a tomato by its cover. By that I mean, the best tomatoes may well be the ugliest. They have […]
Is it safe to use mayonnaise in the summer? Is it a myth that we should avoid using mayonnaise on sandwiches and in salads when they are not refrigerated and during hot months when we go on picnics and hiking? Last July, the New York Times reported that the acidic ingredients, such as lemon and […]