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I always kind of liked that Tolstoy quote, the one where he says all great stories are about one of two things; someone going on a journey or someone coming to town. I may have taken this all too literally, but I’ve always loved a good story.

Once upon a time, I decided to leave Toronto, and the job and the people I loved, and I went to Vancouver where I discovered a great job and fantastic people. I took this as a trend, as the inevitable potential of moving, and jumped when I had the chance to come to Geneva.

This blog is dedicated to little nuggets, found in the streets of Geneva, found in the deliciousness of Switzerland, and found in that search for good stories, cool people and great food.

Stands and crowds at the Geneva Street Food Festival, June 2017
EATING AND DRINKING IN SWITZERLAND, LE JUICE GENEVE, LIVING IN GENEVA

Taking It to the Streets

Geneva Street Food Festival June 9, 10, 11, 2017.

Now coming up on it’s two year anniversary, this celebration of street eats is not to be missed. If you did miss this edition, not to worry.  It will be back this fall. Watch for the dates. And check out the video.

 

4 young people give a toast on Christmas Eve over the tag line Swiss Sauce
EATING AND DRINKING IN SWITZERLAND, SWISS SAUCE

One Out of Every Two People in Switzerland Will Eat Fondue Chinoise this Year at Christmas

How Did This Unique Take On Chinese Hot Pot Become A Swiss National Tradition?

There is one traditional dish in Switzerland that crosses the rösti divide, an imaginary line separating French and German speaking parts of the country and named after pan-fried grated potatoes with Swiss German roots. According to L’Hebdo half of the country will eat Fondue Chinoise at some point during the holidays. Skewering meat on a fork and cooking it in bouillon isn’t just a meal that unites all linguistic regions of the Alpine nation. Fondue Chinoise has become a national dish.

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A smiling spoon among regular spoons. Standing out from the crowd. Concept restaurants in Geneva, Switzerland.
EATING AND DRINKING IN SWITZERLAND, LE JUICE GENEVE, LIVING IN GENEVA

Standing Out from the Crowd

Café Concepts

in Geneva

  • bio restaurants
  • vegan restaurants
  • local farm to table restaurants
  • pop up restaurants
  • surprise menus
  • restaurants where you pay what you want
  • restaurants with single menu options
  • waste-based cooking
  • blind dining experiences    

Restaurants all over the world are bringing us concept dining, and apparently Switzerland is no different. In fact, according to Le Temps not only are concept restaurants popping up everywhere in the Suisse Romande, they are rapidly expanding into chains.

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Lunchtime in Geneva at Place Molard. A young woman reacts.
LE JUICE GENEVE, LIVING IN GENEVA

Lunch in Geneva: Is it possible to eat for less than 20 francs in this town?

Round Two

Yes lunchtime is an expensive affair in Geneva, but it doesn’t have to break the bank.  Here are 4 recommendations for an affordable midday meal that doesn’t require going to the COOP supermarket for a leg of roast chicken.  Continue reading “Lunch in Geneva: Is it possible to eat for less than 20 francs in this town?”

The 12 Most Popular Travel Destinations from the Geneva Airport 2006-2015
INTERNATIONAL GENEVA, LIVING IN GENEVA

Come Fly with Me

It wouldn’t be fair to say that the best thing about Geneva is how easy it is to get away, but it is certainly a plus.  Geneva’s airport offers incredible connectivity compared to other airports in cities of its size.  In 2015 the airport serviced direct flights to 142 destinations in Europe and beyond.  Where is everyone going?

 

Top Twelve Destinations by Country 2006-2015

 

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SWISS FILM

Ma Vie de Courgette a.k.a. My Life as a Zucchini

This poignant animated film from Switzerland is on its way to being an Oscar contender

My Life as a Zucchini was a stop-motion dream 10 years in the making for its director Claude Barras.  Now his first feature, based on a novel be Gilles Paris, is the official Swiss submission for a Best Foreign Language Oscar and may be up for Best Animated Feature.   Continue reading “Ma Vie de Courgette a.k.a. My Life as a Zucchini”

The exterior of the American Market in Geneva
LIVING IN GENEVA

What Does Home Taste Like?

8 things you can find at the American store in Geneva

Living as an expat in Geneva, I often get asked to describe a typically Canadian meal. Sometimes people just want to know what foods I miss from home, if there’s something I can’t find here, or if Canada has a national dish.  These are all good questions.  Is there a national Canadian dish?   Continue reading “What Does Home Taste Like?”