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5 Traditional Foods to Try  in Geneva, Switzerland

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1. Pain Genevois

A round, slightly flattened bread with lattice marks carved into its surface. It serves as the Swiss cantonal bread for Geneva (Genève). 

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Either fresh or in jars, this is thistle-like vegetable that's related to artichokes has a long history in Switzerland.

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3. Longeole sausage

A pork sausage seasoned with fennel that's typically served with potatoes, lentils or gratin de cardons.

4. Rissoles aux poires

Made with either pâte brisée (short crust pastry) or pâte feuilletée (puff pastry), they contain a cooked pear filling.

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On the Thursday following the first Sunday in September, Geneva celebrates Jeûne genevois by eating plum tarts.

5. Tarte aux pruneaux

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Each December, Geneva takes part in the tradition of smashing a chocolate marmite (cauldron). Decorated with the city’s colors — red and yellow, the cauldron also features its coat of arms.

6. Marmites

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In Geneva, visit La Halle de Rive to search for some of these local specialties.

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