Switzerland has the best bread in the World. There, I’ve said it. Switzerland gets credit for doing a lot of things well, like chocolate, cheese, watches, and efficient transportation. But they don’t get enough credit for their bread, and as a former baker and long-time admirer of Swiss bread, I think it’s time we drew Continue Reading →
There are many elements of a hotel that make it a good one, and there are certainly plenty of good ones to be found in the Alps. It might be the gourmet restaurant, the superb wine selection, the panoramic view, etc… Whatever it is, combine a few of these elements in the same place and Continue Reading →
Strangolapreti or “Priest stranglers” are a delicious dumpling native to the Trentino Dolomites.
Foreign language, beauty, culture, cuisine, and hospitality are just a few things that come to mind when reminiscing about my adventure along the Tour du Mont Blanc Northern route this past August. My role at Alpinehikers is ‘Switzerland’ so when it comes to France or Italy, I’ve spent much less time exploring their famous through-trails. Continue Reading →
The best part of hiking Chamonix’s legendary vertical kilometer to the top of Planpraz is the stunning view of Mount Blanc from the top. The second best part is building up an appetite big enough to fully enjoy the delicious spread of burgers, fries, drinks and sides offered at Moo – Chamonix’s best burger joint. Continue Reading →
Traveling to the Dolomites? A stop at Gostner Schwaige is a must! If you find yourself trekking through the majestic peaks of the Val Gardena in the Italian Dolomites, say on our self-guided Great Dolomites Traverse, we’ve got a must do suggestion for you. Go to a foodie’s hidden heaven, located just above Ortisei on Continue Reading →
It turns out the American fried potato craze is not unique, in fact it’s a global phenomenon. People everywhere love fried potatoes and Switzerland is no exception. Let me introduce to you… Rösti. Originally from the Canton of Bern, Rösti (almost rhymes with PUSH-tea, but with an R) was first recognized as a farmer’s breakfast Continue Reading →