Saturday, September 18, 2010

Chestnuts or Wurst?

I haven't really talked about the food here. For the most part it's okay- while the other grandmother was here things got a little weird food wise- ie lots of austrian dumplings- ones that were a dough that were fried and ones made with stale bread sausage. Cream was a major ingredient for almost everything she cooked though. For the most part it was good. Except for the flour soup- this was not one that was delicious in the slightest. It was literally flour and water with some salt or spices. The recipes were sort of like this one here obviously cream in it, but not so good.
Continuing on my exploration of swiss food we had dessert the other night that was a little bit of a surprise. The whole family loves this dessert, so I thought why not. I was not really sure what was in it but it's made on the spot so as long as I could see it being made, I thought I would be good to go. BAD IDEA. H first pulls out an encased sausage like thing. Pulling it out of the casing, she stuffs it into a contraption that makes spaghetti. Let me tell you, watching meat spaghetti being made, one of the most foul things I think I have ever seen. This goes into the bowl, followed by homemade whipped cream and a meringue on the side, looking a little like this:

only bigger.

I decided to brave it. After all, what is better than a little meat with your cream. And a side of meringue. I took my first bite. And surprisingly? I didn't puke. But it also wasn't meat. It was a chestnut puree encased in the form of a sausage. Note to self: don't judge a food by it's ingredients...apparently one can be wrong...

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