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In Switzerland, syrups are not just for mixed drinks. Most Swiss households will have a bottle or two of different flavored syrups to mix with water. Flavoring water seems like a strange custom to me in a place where fresh alpine waters are so easily accessible from every tap and fountain, but thanks to this strange …

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Plum Tart With Guss

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Utter the words “apple pie” and what comes to my mind (shortly followed by pools of saliva) is the classic ooey-gooey warm mess of cinnamon sweetness sandwiched between two crispy golden flaky crusts. Imagine then, my surprise and confusion when I was presented with an apple “pie” in Switzerland for the first time. For one, the Swiss don’t …

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