Friday, December 21, 2007

mmmmm...stinky, melty, cheeeeese...

Along with glühwein and bratwurst, raclette stands are standard fare at all Christmas markets in Switzerland (and pretty much every single other outdoor or indoor event, festival or fair, for that matter). The blocks of cheese are heated, and the melty outer layer is scraped onto a flimsy paper plate and served with some potatoes or onions or pickles.
But you can't fully appreciate the raclette experience unless you catch a whiff of the stuff. If only the 'internets' came with some sort of 'smell-o-vision'...

17 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

I have not seen such a place selling cheese before today. Nice photo too.

For us old folks, it is a weary time of year. So as it winds down may I wish you and your family a very happy and healthy holiday and a prosperous new year.

Abraham and Patty Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo
Brookville, Ohio USA

Olivier said...

Je te souhaite un JOYEUX NOEL et te propose de venir chanter Noel sur mon DP BLOG D'EVRY. Bonnes Fêtes.


I wish you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS and invites you to come sing on my DP Noel D'EVRY BLOG. Happy Holidays.

Jazzy said...

happy holidays Ainz!!

Ann (MobayDP) said...

I'd have some of that right now!
:)

lynn said...

Yum i'm hungry now!

Ming the Merciless said...

Sorry for not visiting lately, Ainz. Been trying to catch up with everyone this week.

I had raclette in Zurich a couple years ago. It was definitely interesting. I love the smell of the cheese on potatoes.

SCS said...

Luminosidade estonteante nas tuas fotografias.

Estou agradavelmente surpreendida!

Bem Haja,
Vira Vento.

Jazzy said...

hi Ainz, hope you're well and enjoying snow somewhere in the Alps?
miss you photos, hopefully you're coming back with great shots from Zurich!

Katia said...

Hi,

also miss your photos! Will you be back?

Alan Le Map said...

time to update your pictures. one boog at a time.

lynn said...

Hi so long since the last pic. Hope you're okay. I've featured Zurich at my blog today!

bcwhite said...

No photos for a while so I guess you've left Zurich. I've been here since the beginning of 2007. Here's some of my good ones:

http://www.backgroundexposure.com/gallery/Switzerland/index.html

Sara N said...

Hello,
My first visit of here.I am Glad to find your blog.
I am student of Architecture.Recentlay,We are working on a project which is located in Bern City in your country."Paul Klee Zentrum".I need some qualifide pics from it and I could not find from the search.Would please help me and send me some pics if you had.I need External and Internal Architecture viwes.
Thanks
Sara.Nejati

Jazzy said...

hi Ainz, long time no see, miss your photos.

Jazzy said...

Happy holidays Ainz!
I wish you lots of happiness and great moments in the new year!
Jazzy

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Jimmy said...

Yeah, sadly they don't.. Would be more than amazing. Been a dream of mine since a while now. :>

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