All in Classic Swiss Recipes

Polenta

Polenta

While it does take some time to make perfectly creamy and tender polenta, it doesn't require the labour-intensive work that is often associated with the dish. You don't have to constantly stir for an entire hour. You just need to frequently stir for about 45 minutes. 

Pilz Pastetli

Pilz Pastetli

My grandmother was an expert mushroom hunter. She would take morning hikes through the forest, collect them in an old wicker basket, and then make Pastetli with mushroom filling for lunch. The secret of which mushrooms to pick was then passed on to my aunt and cousin.

Because mushrooms can definitely kill you.    

Dreikönigskuchen

Dreikönigskuchen

Swiss families celebrate the sixth of January, Epiphany, by eating Dreikönigskuchen. This holiday celebrates the three kings finally reaching Bethlehem, and so a small plastic king figurine is baked into the bread. Whoever finds it is king for the day.

Wurstsalat

Wurstsalat

This "salad" hardly needs a recipe. It is basically just sausage and cheese with a mayo infused vinaigrette. But there is something so comforting and classically Swiss about it. It is perfect as a quick dinner after a day at the pool or lake, something cool and simple, but still relatively hearty.