A tasting of top Riojas at Restaurant Stucki-Tanja Grandits in Basel
Fasnacht (carnival) may be over in Basel but Fasnachtschiechli are still in the shops. Sandwich them with ice cream and slather with choccy sauce for this wicked frozen torte
Restaurant and Bistro Matisse in Basel – good value for lunch and more excitements promised for dinner
Rejoice: wild garlic is back in town (plus recipe for wild garlic soup with courgettes & asparagus)
Time for Cornish pasties? Here’s a recipe for 8 of these burnished beauties, great served with salad and chutney.
Basel has many merits, but being beside the sea is not one of them. However, the city does have a secret weapon: the Rhine. When the mercury hits the mid-30s as it’s currently doing in our ‘hood (not complaining, mind), thoughts turn to finding the best watering holes beside the river. Now that the weather’s glorious and… Continue reading Eating and Drinking Beside the Rhine (Switzerland, France & Germany)
Around here in Basel, Alsace and Baden, Fasnacht or carnaval or Fasching (it all depends which country you’re in) is a big deal. You can tell carnival’s in the air when the houses sprout jolly carnivalesque figures on their roofs, and those gorgeous sugar-dusted, deep-fried wonders called Fasnachtskiechli or merveilles de Carnaval start popping up in the shops.