Saturday, August 19, 2017

Gruyeres : Swiss cheese and more.

The word Swiss cheese brings to mind the hard yellow delight with multiple holes in them where Jerry, the mouse (if you are familiar with him) can hide. But this is true for only the Emmental which is one of the 450 types of cheese Switzerland is home to. A very popular among those Swiss cheese is the Gruyere, and may be more typical to Switzerland than Emmental as it holds a geographical protection (AOP) and thus only the cheese made in the designated region under strict regulations is considered to be Gruyere.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Five best luxury Swiss Chocolatiers of Geneva not to be missed.

Switzerland is known for the alpine slopes, snowcapped peaks and the clear waters of the 103 lakes spread across the little mountainous paradise. The very next thing that generally comes to the mind is of course Swiss chocolates. The chocolate was brought to Switzerland in 1679 by Henri Escher, the mayor of Zurich, who had tasted it in Brussels. Now Swiss chocolates are the principle rivals of the famed Belgian ones. The reputation of Swiss chocolates spread across the globe ever since the first chocolate factories opened around the Lake Geneva some 200 years ago. 

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Creperie Gigi : For your unique crepe experience.

You must have noticed that among all French delicacies, my favorites are the thin, crispy delights, the crepes and galettes. You can even find my own recipe for making the perfect galettes here. Thus among all my restaurant huntings across Paris and elsewhere in France, the creperies top the list. My quest for some of the best French crepes in Paris has taken me through more than half of the arrondissements of Paris, made me taste some smooth, soft, thin and crispy crepes as well as some biscuit like or rag like crepes.