Sunday, November 16, 2008

You Know It's Autumn (#1)

... when you ordered your first Vermicelles this year.



Vermicelles (little worms) are made of sweet chestnuts. They are a speciality of southern Switzerland, however, in autumn, you get them all over the place. I prefer them on served on meringues and with whipped cream.

I still remember, when I enjoyed them for the first time. At the end of Swiss children book classic Schellenursli, the family is eating sweet chestnuts. I had no idea how that tasted and I urged my mother to get me the experience.

1 comment:

Expat Traveler said...

I brought this back for P to try from Switzerland in March and he LOVED it! I want to make that again.. And that cherry is such a great idea.. I must tell P about this one!