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Cook your way into the festive season
- by attending The Norwegian Hausfraus Cooking Party on Thursday November 14′th.

Where: Veriset Test Kitchens, Root, Luzern (Switzerland)
What: together we’ll cook a three course feast menu.

I hope to see you in my kitchen soon!

From the September 2013 Cooking Party

Food Culture from Apulien.

Recently a new café opened in my neighborhood.
Mezzo Esskultur is a charming place to enjoy a good cup of coffee or a glass of wine on a Saturday.
Actually (and sadly) it`s only open for the public on Saturdays (8:30-16:00).
September 14`th they offer a wine tasting which should be interesting.
Come join me then for a glass of „Pecorino“, „Ribolla Giallo“ or „Raboso Veronese“.


NB: Mezzo is not really a child friendly place so leave them at home and bring a friend instead.

Food Culture in the Neighborhood

Germany’s Dr. Loosen “Dr. L” Riesling is a crowd-pleaser every year, and 2011 is no different. This bottle offers the chance to taste the zesty fruit and flowers of the famous Mosel River valley.
This I know you will enjoy and it goes super well with cashew+cayennee nuts from The Little Nut Shop!

Dr. Loosen Riesling 2011 – about 8chf at Coop


Happy Wednesday!

I appreciate all feedback I get on my blog and the latest comment I got from a friend was to add some kind of measurement standards.
So my dear friend: here you go. :)



18 October, 2011 — Leave a comment

Ok, let`s adress this term first just to get it out of the way.

Accoring to Wikipedia the job of the Hausfrau or Homemaker is:

Homemaking is a mainly American term for the management of a home, otherwise known as housework, housekeeping or household management (the act of overseeing the organizational, financial, day-to-day operations of a house or estate, and the managing of other domestic concerns).

Many countries operate with the title Homemaker because it`s gender neutral and these are countries with a higher range of gender equality. In Switzerland and other similar old fashioned places, this job is gender related and so there is no need for a neutral name thus Hausfrau.

I read in a Swiss newspaper about a stay-at-home dad (obliously they must exist but aparently don`t want to fight over the title) who was brought forth as a positive example on Mothers-day. His children had baked him a cake and bought him flowers. Hm..if what it takes to be celebrated on Mothers-day is doing the laundry and cooking Mittagessen then maybe they should change it to Hausmaking-day. To me motherhood is something different.

Ok, back to the subject.

I don`t normally call myself a Hausfrau, but because I am a stay-at-home mom this is the occupation I am given on all official documents turned out by the Swiss state. So now after seven years in this country I use it with a great sense of irony. Does it define me? No, of corse not. No one word can ever define a person.

We all have our more or less prejudice meaning when hearing that someone is a Hausfrau. I did to, but now I work my way around it. I don`t try to be like my mother in law (who per definition is the best Swiss Hausfrau ever!), I just try to take care of my family and give the kids a cosy home.