All in Fasnacht

Fastenwähe

Fastenwähe

We are deep in the Fasnacht season with Luzern's celebrations a week behind us, the Bernese party starting on Wednesday, and the biggest, in Basel, following suit next Monday. This time of year brings numerous seasonal food items, Fasnachtschuechli, onion and cheese tarts, Basler Mehlsuppe, and the ubiquitous Fastenwähe. Though not exclusively linked with Fasnacht celebrations,  these luscious little breads, typically sprinkled with caraway seeds, have always been associated with Fastenzeit, Lent.