Parlare Italiano? Ginevra CulturaItalia

GINEVRA, SVIZZERA – As of late, I’m on an Italian kick that I just can’t shake off. Thanks to a Geneva organization I can now narrow my search for pesce and … Italian culture in Ginevra. CulturaItalia – sans frontierès is a Geneva-based club promoting Italian culture in the area. Since 2005, the non-profit organization […]

Single, older pistol used in Annecy murders

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Three new developments are reported by police in the murders of four people near Annecy, France, last week: The home of Saad al-Hilli in Claygate, near London, England, was searched by a bomb squad over the weekend, but the “suspicious” material found in a garden shed of the victim’s home was determined […]

The names we love in Switzerland: Leon, Mia, Gabriel, Emma, Mattia, Giulia


BERN, SWITZERLAND – And the winner is – well, actually, in a country with four languages, there are eight winners for the most popular baby names. Here’s the 2011 list, published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office in Neuchatel: German-speaking Switzerland, Leon and Mia (boys’ names followed by girls’) 1. Leon with  310 1. Mia […]

Missing twins’ father was in Corsica, police confirm

Lausanne / Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Matthias Schepp, the dead father of Alessia and Livia Schepp, twins who have been missing since Sunday 30 January from their hometown of St Sulpice, near Lausanne, was seen in Corsica Tuesday morning 31 January, Vaud police have confirmed. New elements turned up by police in Marseille, France confirm […]

John Dory, asparagus, blood orange sauce

John Dory, Italian green wild asparagus and blood orange sauce One of my favorite ways of creating tasty but healthy dishes is using fruit and vegetables as sauce. There are millions of ways to do this, depending mainly on the season. Oranges are abundant at the moment, so I’ve been using a lot of orange […]

Recipe: Double-chocolate walnut biscotti

Make your own Valentine’s chocolate, Ticino style Here is a great double-chocolate walnut biscotti recipe by Patricia Turo, born into an Italian family in the US, but now living in the Klosters ski resort in Switzerland. This recipe is therefore more in the spirit of Ticino, the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland. Be careful about the […]

Italian music festival

Title: Italian music festival Location: Geneva Link out: Click here Description: Traditional Italian music from Calabria, Sardinia, Sicily, Liguria, and more. Start Date: 2010-02-11 End Date: 2010-02-14

Bialetti Mukka Express cappuccino maker

An economical, ecological, ergonomic cappuccino maker Bialetti’s Mukka Express model is unique in that you can make a cappuccino or café au lait, with real espresso and foamy milk, all in one pot. The Bialetti looks very similar to Bialetti’s traditional 6- and 8-sided, stovetop espresso makers. It does not require paper filters, so it […]

Gourmet cooking class in English, Ecole-Club Migros

The downtown Geneva location of the Ecole-Club Migros will be giving a gourmet cooking class in English on 24 October 2009. They plan to add more classes during the year, in both the Balexert and downtown Geneva locations. The class starts at 14 H (2 p.m.) and lasts until 17 H (5 p.m.). Students will […]

Two missing Italian climbers found dead near Saas Fee

Saas Fee, Valais, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The bodies of two Italian climbers, ages 46 and 62, were found Thursday morning 27 August on the Lagginhorn (map), near Saas Fee. They went missing Monday after setting off from the Weissmies hut to climb the Lagginhorn, a 4,010 metre peak. At 3,300 metres, for unknown reasons, the […]