“Is Betty Bossi the Swiss answer to the American Betty Crocker?” I asked myself when I first encountered Betty Bossi products and recipes in a Swiss supermarket. I was pretty surprised when I learned that this was actually the case. “Not very creative”, I thought, “and also very similar”. Both Bettys are fictional characters, creations by resourceful companies. While the American Betty was invented to give responses to customer product questions a name (and face), the Swiss Betty was promoting the use of margarine through simple recipes. By now Betty Bossi has evolved into a successful Swiss imperium selling cookbooks and food products under that brand name which does not have much to do with margarine anymore …Read more →
Like last year, I have the impression that this year also went by like a whirlwind, my inner clock tells me 2013 went by even faster than 2012.
2013 started for me at one of the southern most places in the world, …Read more →
I love raspberries – in case you never noticed. And I love numbers … also just in case … About every fifth of my posts this year used raspberries as an ingredient. I …Read more →
The first time I saw macarons in Zurich I did not even bother to look at them properly. They looked so colorful and cute, but as a white chocolate lover my eyes were all fixed at the truffles selection at Zurich’s Sprüngli. I kept ignoring their macarons, the Luxemburgerli, for quite a while. But this time is far in the past – I have really ….Read more →
I am always quite reluctant when it comes to serving desserts that contain raw eggs to friends. I have never had a problem with raw eggs – knocking on wood – but I simply want to be on the safe side.
So when friends came over the other night, I felt like preparing chocolate mousse – but without raw eggs. I ended up preparing …
“Eton WHAT?!?!” – This was more or less my reaction when reading through the program for the Plate2Page workshop in Somerset six months ago (I can’t believe half a year has passed since then…time has been flying!). Eton Mess – Eton like the college and mess like …Read more →