The whole point of this blog project is to bring a little bit of the worlds cuisine into our own kitchens; but if I can try the food right at the source, no one would blame me, right? 😉
Derek and I have been spending Easter Weekend 2015 in Switzerland with the wonderful family of a fellow blogger and dear friend “Schnubsi Mama” from “Schnubsi’s Fadenkiste” (who made a fantastic handbag for me, under the condition: I had to come and collect it myself!) 🙂 and they have been more hospitable and kind than we could have ever dreamed of.
They took us sightseeing, out to dinners and invited us to spend time with their magical little family, all of which I will very happily post about soon.
However, it’s needless to say that we were also welcome at their breakfast table, and this is what we found there:
It was picturesque, fresh and delicious, almost like they had read the Swiss Tourist Information website.
Quotation: “In Switzerland, breakfast typically includes bread, butter or margarine, marmalade or honey, maybe some cheese or cereals, plus milk, cold or hot chocolate, tea or coffee.”
A selection of bread rolls and croissants along with various toppings (hearty and sweet), accompanied by boiled eggs, juice and fresh coffee made this a true treat.
Some of the really interesting items were:
Fresh Strawberries! Yum!
Various Cheeses – of course!
Grobe Teewurst – “rough tea-sausage” This is a delicious smoked minced meat; also jokingly called “Bauarbeiter Marmelade” which translates to “Construction Workers Jam”.
A herby cream cheese spread.
Derek’s favourite: Fleischsalad (meat salad)
Black Current Jam
All in all, the Swiss breakfast table feels very continental, fresh and hearty but as with all meals, it’s the company that is the best ingredient. 😀
As always, thanks for reading and take care! xoxo