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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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 […]
by Ellen Wallace New variety of apples available in Switzerland: Tentation I’m fussy about apples because I grow my own, four varieties, and I find too many supermarket apples soft or tasteless or too sweet or too acidic. New apples are constantly being developed, but like many consumers, I’m set in my ways and am […]
When it comes to traditional American recipes, Fanny Farmer is still about as reliable a source as you can find. Since corn was the main grain in North America before the Europeans arrived, I think every Thanksgiving meal should include some kind of corn dish, just for symbolic purposes. We can be almost certain that […]
Converting measurements when using American recipes in Europe and abroad On the English Forum, someone recently asked for information about how to convert measurements from American and British cookbooks, which measure dry ingredients differently. In American cookbooks, for example, a recipe might ask for a cup of flour, whereas in European recipes it would ask […]