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Rotkohl

Rotkohl

Hildegard von Bingen wrote that red cabbage generates maladies in humans and injures weak intestines. However, in the Middle Ages, the point of contention seemed to be the colour of the plant, rather than its distressing intestinal side effects. The cabbage was known as red, Rotkohl, in certain parts of the German speaking realm, and blue, Blaukohl, in others. At the time, the German language lacked the term for purplelila, and things that today seem very obviously purple, like this cabbage, were categorized as either red or blue.  

 

Wild

Wild

Wild is the German word for game (as in animals that you can hunt). Autumn is Wild season and restaurants all over Switzerland and central Europe prepare plates that feature game meats and traditional side dishes.