Tag Archive: food

Nov 01

Birthday Brownies

birthday brownies

The Swiss have a funny fascination with brownies. In the United States and in Canada, brownies are pretty commonplace and the kind of thing that you’d pack for your kid’s recess snack. Here, though, people seem to get really excited by the prospect of homemade brownies. Thus, when it was Niki’s birthday, I was specifically …

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Dec 08



Here in Zurich, stands are popping up everywhere downtown, selling these cute, traditional pastries in the shape of hearts. They’re called “lebkuchen,” and are made of a honey-sweetened and spiced dough, with a soft hazelnut filling. They also come with messages on top in icing, kind of like Conversation Hearts. These two didn’t last long …

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