Raclette, Fondue & Bleigießen

In this edition of German Words Explained we take a look at three traditions associated with New Year's Eve. Raclette is originally a traditional Swiss dish made from cheese. A large piece of cheese is put near a fire and is brought to melting point. When the cheese is soft and about to melt, a layer is scraped off and eaten with bread. The modern raclette is an … [Read more...]


Silvester is the last day of the year, 31st December, known in English as New Year's Eve. Many people hold or visit parties on this evening, others spend the evening with their families at home. Popular things to eat on this evening are raclette and fondue. At midnight everyone goes out onto the streets and lets of fireworks to celebrate the New Year. A long running … [Read more...]

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