MyKugelhopf http://mykugelhopf.ch When your passions are food and travel Sun, 08 Feb 2015 12:17:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Three Stars Above the Clouds http://mykugelhopf.ch/2014/12/swiss-meets-caminada/ http://mykugelhopf.ch/2014/12/swiss-meets-caminada/#comments Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:54:27 +0000 http://mykugelhopf.ch/?p=8772 Three Michelin star chef and his team.  Crisp white tablecloths.  Original designed plateware.  Beautiful, intricate presentations.  Garnishes delicately added with tweezers and steady hands.  Sauces poured on dishes for each diner after the plates are set before them.  Fine wines paired with each of the many courses.  All this, on an Airbus 330-300.  At 30,000 feet. SWISS has […]

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A Swiss Getaway in Time and Place http://mykugelhopf.ch/2014/09/la-rosa-poschiavo/ http://mykugelhopf.ch/2014/09/la-rosa-poschiavo/#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:33:13 +0000 http://mykugelhopf.ch/?p=8748 There are so many regions in the relatively small country of Switzerland that I adore – the countless villages with their charming squares and ubiquitous fountains, the mountains with their views sometimes too picturesque to even seem real, the green rolling hills, the vineyards and the valleys.  But I do have a favorite.  The Engadin. In southeast […]

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Top 6 Things I Love About Living in Switzerland http://mykugelhopf.ch/2014/07/zurich-6-years/ http://mykugelhopf.ch/2014/07/zurich-6-years/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:42:00 +0000 http://mykugelhopf.ch/?p=8644 We’ve been busy enjoying the summer in Zürich (despite frequent returns to autumn weather), with bike rides, picnics and picking berries at local farms.  While the month of July cruises by, it’s time to add another year to the ongoing love affair … two love affairs, actually.  Twelve years for me and my husband.  And […]

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Chocolates with the Pure Taste of Switzerland http://mykugelhopf.ch/2014/06/max-chocolatier-lucerne/ http://mykugelhopf.ch/2014/06/max-chocolatier-lucerne/#comments Sat, 14 Jun 2014 19:33:45 +0000 http://mykugelhopf.ch/?p=8572 It’s been several years that I have been tasting, sharing and praising Max Chocolatier.  It was about time I made the pilgrimage to Lucerne to get a closer look.  And to taste some more. And so, within an hour of leaving Zürich by train, I was walking across Lucerne’s iconic wooden bridges with camera in […]

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Manhattan Gets a New Candyman http://mykugelhopf.ch/2014/05/sweet-shop-nyc/ http://mykugelhopf.ch/2014/05/sweet-shop-nyc/#comments Thu, 15 May 2014 17:50:05 +0000 http://mykugelhopf.ch/?p=8524 For anyone with a sweet tooth who grew up in the United States, it will be nearly impossible to walk into The Sweet Shop NYC on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, without letting out a few “oohs” and “aahs.”  Immediate temptations aside, it will be a trip down memory lane for so many. This new sweet […]

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Apricot Crunch Cookies & a Chocolate Ticket Giveaway http://mykugelhopf.ch/2014/03/cookie-recipe-ticket-giveaway/ http://mykugelhopf.ch/2014/03/cookie-recipe-ticket-giveaway/#comments Sun, 09 Mar 2014 22:56:39 +0000 http://mykugelhopf.ch/?p=8483 It was chance (and my sweet radar) that had me discover what is quickly becoming one of my top ten favorite cookie recipes. Here’s how it happened… I was at The Dolder Grand, Zürich’s classiest luxury 5-star hotel, set high above the city center.  I was meeting with Pastry Chef Lars Hellenbrand, a kind, passionate […]

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New York City Just Keeps Getting Sweeter http://mykugelhopf.ch/2014/02/sweet-new-york-city/ http://mykugelhopf.ch/2014/02/sweet-new-york-city/#comments Tue, 04 Feb 2014 19:28:48 +0000 http://mykugelhopf.ch/?p=8436 After each and every trip I take to New York City, I tell myself that I need to stay longer.  There is never enough quality time with family, especially as there’s a little one in the picture now.  And really, who has time to taste all of the sweet temptations the city has to offer […]

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My Sweet Charleston http://mykugelhopf.ch/2013/12/my-sweet-charleston/ http://mykugelhopf.ch/2013/12/my-sweet-charleston/#comments Sun, 15 Dec 2013 15:46:30 +0000 http://mykugelhopf.ch/?p=8371 With all I had read about Charleston over the years – its rich history, beautiful grand houses with manicured lawns, picturesque waterfront, juxtaposition of old world charm and modern ways, beautiful weather all year round, not to mention a wildly growing culinary scene – it seemed too good to be true. Now that I have […]

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Your Home Away From Home in Tuscany http://mykugelhopf.ch/2013/10/valdirose-tuscany/ http://mykugelhopf.ch/2013/10/valdirose-tuscany/#comments Thu, 31 Oct 2013 21:30:37 +0000 http://mykugelhopf.ch/?p=8312 For my parents’ annual European adventure, we always pick a different place to visit, in addition to Zürich. There was Prague, Berlin, Barcelona and this year, they picked Tuscany. And so, I jumped right in to my research, opening my Tuscany folder that had been collecting dust for well over a decade. Hours and hours […]

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Bagels & Birthday Cake http://mykugelhopf.ch/2013/10/zurich-bagels/ http://mykugelhopf.ch/2013/10/zurich-bagels/#comments Tue, 08 Oct 2013 13:46:44 +0000 http://mykugelhopf.ch/?p=8280 My suitcases are usually filled to the brim when coming home from transatlantic trips to New York City.  There are baking ingredients galore, fun paper accessories from Anthropologie and often times, bagels.  I can’t exactly recreate the Sunday breakfast of my childhood, bagels and lox, without the bagels.  New York bagels, that is.  But my […]

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