Last saturday Michael and I went on a short hiking tour in a part of Switzerland called Entlebuch. And I have to say that I love being back home - never before have I appreciated the beauty of this country of ours more than right now. Those mountains and villages and lush green fields, and those lakes (though there are no lakes in the Entlebuch). And the cold rivers and windy brooks.
And to celebrate the fact that I am back home in Switzerland, I would like to give away a copy of the Lucerne Market Cookbook. It is not a cookbook I actually use myself because it is very meat (and fish) centric, but I thought it might be interesting for one of you, if you want to get to know Swiss cuisine and just generally would like to have a look at the Farmer's Market in Lucerne, my hometown. The cookbook does not include many classic Swiss dishes, but it highlights the produce that is available at the market and the recipes that come recommended by farmers, cheese mongers or fish sellers and market visitors, too. The Black Tea Roast and Rocket Salad Sandwich for example is a recipe a Japanese market visitor gave to two market stall holders, adn the recipe for Pumpkin Lasagne comes from a market visitor from close to Lucerne. But more than the recipes I love how the book showcases the twice weekly market that takes place on both sides of the Reuss, the local river, inbetween all the tourist attractions. It is a beautiful setting and if you ever visit Switzerland I'd love to show you around. But since I can't just invite anyone, I'd love to offer at least one of you a kind of virtual visit to the market through the book.
So if you'd like me to send this book to you, leave a comment and tell me what you love about your home. I'll draw a winner next Sunday and send the book off as soon as I get your adress.