Global reputation and companies: Apple slips, Nestlé climbs

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Vevey-based Nestlé is in the top 10 for the first time on the Global Rep Trak 100 list of companies’ reputations. Apple moved from 5th to 12th place. The list and related products for companies, by the Reputation Institute, is designed to help firms better understand how their local and global reputations […]

Cern puts neutrinos in the spotlight

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Faster than a speeding bullet, faster even than the speed of light, neutrinos flying in beams sent through the Earth’s crust the 730km between Cern in Geneva and the Gran Sasso laboratory in Italy are astonishing the world scientific community. Initial measurements of the neutrinos have given scientists startling results, showing them […]

Lacquered pork tenderloin, roast potatoes, and wild garlic or ransom

Recipe: Lacquered pork tenderloin, roast potatoes and wild garlic leaves Ingredients Serves 4 800-gram / 1 3/4-lb pork tenderloin roast (“filet mignon de porc”) 5 T. honey 30 grams / 2 T. butter 2 t. Colman’s mustard powder or 2 T. whole-grain mustard 2 T. coriander seeds Beans of one vanilla pod Olive oil Salt […]

MarketDay 14 April 2010

Breaking news: we have local strawberries and rhubarb! Whoof, spring is here, even if the mercury can’t seem to rise quite to the heights we would like. I was worried last week at this time. Be patient, the Mara des Bois will come in time. For local vegetables, green is the word. There are salads […]

MarketView – 6 November 2009

MarketView is published every week or so so you can take a look at our list before you go to the market.  It should serve as a tool to help you make your grocery list and menus for the week before you go off to the market. Summer fruit and vegetables in the Lake Geneva […]

MarketView – Lake Geneva region 29 October 2009

MarketView is published every week or so so you can take a look at our list before you go to the market.  It should serve as a tool to help you make your grocery list and menus for the week before you go off to the market. Amazingly, we are still blessed with a few […]

MarketView: Lake Geneva region – 15 October 2009

MarketView is published every week or so so you can take a look at our list before you go to the market.  It should serve as a tool to help you make your grocery list and menus for the week before you go off to the market. Amazingly, summer just left us a couple of […]

MarketView: Lake Geneva region – 1 October 2009

What’s in season in the Lake Geneva region The Lake Geneva region offers an interesting mix of spring, summer and fall fruit and vegetables at this time of year. It is surprising what a variety of local fruit and vegetables are still available this late in the growing season. We plan to publish MarketView every […]

Potatoes: endless varieties in Switzerland

Potatoes: an essential part of the traditional Swiss diet If there’s one thing we have plenty of in Switzerland, it’s potatoes. I didn’t even like potatoes before I came here and discovered all the subtle differences of texture, taste and all the ways of using them in cooking. Potatoes are an essential ingredient in almost […]

The many colors of summer tomatoes

Red, yellow, green, and orange tomatoes now available in Lake Geneva region Tomato season is well under way, and here are a few suggestions for using them. How to choose a tomato Remember you can’t judge a tomato by its cover. By that I mean, the best tomatoes may well be the ugliest. They have […]