Swiss Cuisine and Recipes

Swiss cuisine bears witness to many regional influences, including from French, German and Italian cuisine and also features many dishes specific to Switzerland. Switzerland was historically a country of farmers, so traditional Swiss dishes tend to be plain and made from simple ingredients, such as potatoes and cheese.

Café de Paris Sauce

Café de Paris sauce is a complex butter-based sauce served with grilled meats. When it is served with a beef rib or sirloin steak, the resulting dish is known as “entrecôte Café de Paris”. It’s actually Café de Paris butter — which of course melts to a “sauce” on the hot sirloin steak (Entrecôte) it must be served with — which was devised by chef Freddy Dumont in 1941, created specifically to be served with sirloin steak.

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Gugelhupf

The Gugelhupf is the Southern German version of the bundt cake and the Italian Panettone. Traditionally, it is a cake, made with a yeast dough, and baked in a special, bundt-style cake pan.

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Sauerkraut

To make your own sauerkraut you will rely on the bacteria found on the cabbage leaves. The salt draws out the water and kills off the spoilage bacteria.

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Zuger Kirschtorte – Cherry Torte from Zug

Zuger Kirschtorte is a layer cake from Switzerland that consists of layers of nut-meringue, sponge cake and butter cream, and is flavoured with kirschwasser (cherry brandy).

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