Hi, I'm Andie.

I live near the Swiss Alps, in Bern, and I love not only melting cheese, but all kinds of Swiss cooking. 

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Berner Rose

Berner Rose

 
 

In 2008, the Swiss news magazine Beobacter published this article on the comeback of the Berner Rose.  Though growing in popularity, this delicate, pinkish tomato was still a rare species, and her delicate nature meant that she was only seen on balconies and in private gardens, never under the harsh light of the supermarket produce section.  

According to the article, the Berner Rose was too fragile and delicate to be available in the supermarket. However, perhaps due to the recent interest in heirloom breeds of fruit and vegetables, this blushing beauty has been brought into the limelight. You can now find her at the Coop and Migros, where she is celebrated as part of Bern's fine late summer produce.  

It's easy to first be skeptical of this tomato, especially in the supermarket, as she often looks paler and almost pink, even underripe, in comparison to her scarlet neighbours. However, her tender, delicate skin holds tart, meaty innards, bursting with flavour. 

For a great recipe using the Berner Rose, see here.

Kloster St Gallen

Kloster St Gallen

Cervelat

Cervelat