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Uncovering the world of Swiss cheese: there are an estimated 450 varieties of cheese in Switzerland. in her latest book, CHEESE--Slices of Swiss Culture, Sue Style explores the many variations of what is arguably the Alpine Confederation's best known speciality--from household names to the produce of award-winning artisan cheese makers. Oct 1, 2011 1249
VIP--Very interesting pair: 39-year-old falconer Jacques-Olivier Travers with 12-year-old Sherkan, mascot of the Geneve-Servette Hockey Club. Oct 1, 2011 232
You say tomato: this July, Carouge will host its 13th Fete de la Tomate, celebrating the height of the tomato season with a market, live music, and plenty of food and drink. People will descend on the town from across the region and beyond: all paying homage to the vegetable that's actually a fruit--Lycopersicon esculentum. Jul 1, 2011 1003
VIP--very interesting person: the wine writer. Jul 1, 2011 234
VIP--very interesting person: the flavour merchant. Jun 1, 2011 261
A taste of the country's vineyards: traditionally, spring open house days at Swiss wineries marked the launch of new wines made from the previous autumn's harvest, and were local in nature. but as their popularity has grown, they have developed into full-fledged tourism events. so, Swiss news has left no stone unturned or cave unexplored to help you know where to go, and what to look for. May 1, 2011 2576
Geneva's "food mile": Celebrated for its gastronomic excellence and its international outlook, Geneva offers a world of fine dining options. But restaurants aside, the city also has a wealth of specialist fine-food retailers just waiting to be discovered. Located within easy reach of one another, these shops make up what this foodie has come to know as Geneva's "food mile". Apr 1, 2011 2268
Top dogs: since 1887, when mountain dogs long associated with the Grand-Saint-Bernard Hospice in Valais became an official breed, the St. Bernard has been the Swiss National Dog. Swiss News journeys to Martigny for a little one-on-one time with these iconic pooches. Feb 1, 2011 2156
VIP--very interesting person: the art appraiser. Feb 1, 2011 259
Switzerland's masked mischief-makers. Jan 1, 2011 1198
Geneva's festival of trees and lights: artists designing lighting concepts for the city's fine old trees: this was the original idea, seen as a means of injecting Geneva with the holiday spirit. But the Festival Arbres et Lumieres, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, has taken off as a must-see event in its own right--a joyous ode to heritage and creativity. Dec 1, 2010 1052
The changing face of Geneva: behind the iconic scenery of French-speaking Switzerland's biggest city, things are changing: not least thanks to the influx of Anglophone residents. In some Geneva neighbourhoods, English is spoken as widely as French. Increasingly the local public and private sectors communicate in both languages, with products and services aimed at the expatriate market booming Swiss News takes a closer look. Oct 1, 2010 1788
Spicing up Geneva's restaurant scene. Sep 1, 2010 2014
A rising star: Swiss artist Ernest Bieler: the painter is already famed for his early 20th-century depictions of Valais life. Now, with a major exhibit and publication on the way--and his art market prices edging into seven figures--he is heading for far greater renown. Aug 1, 2010 2333
Geneva under the big top: Jugglers, fire-eaters, aerial artists, tightrope walkers, clowns, acrobats and magicians: Circus-folk galore join hands with the organisers of Geneva's big annual events, its cultural institutions, and even the Swiss Post and the Swiss Federal Railways, to make the World Circus Year a razzle-dazzler. Swiss News meets the man pulling the strings. Jul 1, 2010 1551
Building amid the clouds. May 1, 2010 1417
Inside Zimbabwe with Petina Gappah. Mar 1, 2010 1404
Celebrating with Hans Erni: "Ta Panta Rei"--these words of 6th-century BC Greek philosopher Heraclitus evoke the permanent flow, or flux, of all things and underpin the philosophy of artist Hans Erni. Swiss News pays homage to the Swiss icon in celebration of his 100th birthday. Cover story Dec 1, 2009 1224
Honey harvest: sweet, golden ambrosia. Everyone knows what's inside the jar. But what's behind a jar of honey? Swiss News gets some first-hand insight. Dec 1, 2009 1759
Celebrating American thanksgiving in Switzerland: in the '80s, this reporter had a Thanksgiving dinner at a Zurich airport hotel that included "mints meat pie"--a memorably awful thick piecrust with a thin layer of mint jelly inside. Back then, it was difficult to find a restaurant meal or the necessary ingredients for a home-cooked one on the big day. No longer. Nov 1, 2009 1779
Switzerland: in the eye of the beholder: Swiss News takes a closer look at where some of the stereotypes and prejudices come from that many English-speakers, visitors and expats alike, carry with them about the country they love to hate--and how perceptions are changing. Oct 1, 2009 1562
What's growing at Chateau de Prangins: located just outside Nyon, this former 18th-century chateau has become a branch of Switzerland's National Museum. And its kitchen garden, full of herbs and heirloom fruit and vegetables, is the largest such garden open to the public in French-speaking Switzerland. Swiss News takes a tour. Aug 1, 2009 948
Call of the Alps: what started as forms of Alpine communication among Swiss farmers--yodelling and alphorn blowing--have become national musical traditions. And, they're enjoying growing popularity across the nation. Geneva yodeller and alphorn player Rene Wanner tells Swiss News more. May 1, 2009 1840
Tuning in to World Radio Switzerland: Switzerland's only English-language radio station morphed from World Radio Geneva, a regional, commercial station, to World Radio Switzerland, a national, public service station, in 2007. We asked WRS director and managing editor Philippe Mottaz to play back some of the new station's first year highlights, plus provide a preview of what's to come. Mar 1, 2009 1692
Going large: the fight against obesity: in 2008, one in every five children in Switzerland was overweight. That's five times more than in 1988. Federal and cantonal governments, and public and private sectors alike are now rallying around one word--prevention--in an attempt to arrest the disturbing trend. Feb 1, 2009 2842
Rituals of winter: through the anonymous obscurity of centuries past, pagan and Christian customs blended and blurred to become folk traditions uniquely Swiss. Swiss News spotlights a selection of those taking place around the winter solstice. Jan 1, 2009 2002
Escalade: celebrating Geneva's history: part commemoration of the victory that allowed Geneva to remain independent, part homage to the Genevois who died fighting off a Savoyard attack in 1602, the annual Escalade is also two days packed full of festive fun that transforms the city's Old Town. Cover story Dec 1, 2008 2170
Glimpse prehistoric: Lake Geneva: a serious museum show features pictures of prehistoric Lake Geneva and the Rhone Valley by a creator of comics. Swiss News explores the meticulous pairing of scientific archaeology and the imagination of French artist Andre Houot. Oct 1, 2008 1402
Swiss wine country excursions: rolling over the hills of five cantons and overlooking three lakes, the Trois Lacs wine area of Switzerland includes 1,000 hectares of vineyards. Though small, this winemaking wonderland stretching through Cantons Neuchatel, Jura, Bern, Fribourg and Vaud is certainly beautiful. Sep 1, 2008 1760
A booming market: auction houses are seeing record results--some say because investors put off by the sub-prime loan fiasco are shifting money into fine collectibles. Swiss News takes a closer look. Jun 1, 2008 1482
The face of change: after years of travelling the world as a Swiss ambassador, Walter Fust's latest job--as head of the Global Humanitarian Forum--is right up his alley. Swiss News gets a special preview. May 1, 2008 871
Switzerland's merchant marine: who would ever think Switzerland has one of the most modern sea-faring fleets in the world? Swiss News finds out more. Apr 1, 2008 1405
On the lake with Peter Ruegger: the Lake Lucerne Navigation Company has many events on the slate for 2008. In this business profile, spokesman and executive Peter Ruegger talks about the ferry company, its challenges and the changing face of the Swiss tourism industry. Cover story Apr 1, 2008 1100
Forever Jung: 2008 marks the 60th anniversary of Kusnacht's C.G. Jung Institute Zurich. Swiss News takes an up close and personal look at a father of psychology who was also a seminal thinker, philosopher and visionary. Cover story Mar 1, 2008 2152
Spending good money: increasing numbers of institutional and private investors in Switzerland are basing investment decisions on social and environmental criteria--and not just on a company's financial performance. Swiss News takes a look at the trend. Feb 1, 2008 1409
In the spotlight: Ferdinand Hodler record-breaking auction prices and major retrospectives return this Swiss painter to the prominence he enjoyed during his own lifetime. Jan 1, 2008 1507
A Swiss cheese less ordinary: Swiss News goes on the trail of Le Sousbois, a soft, cow's milk cheese made in just one place--a small farm in Vaud mountain country. Nov 1, 2007 932
Scents and sensibility: the man behind such scents as Calvin Klein's cK One and Bulgari's Omnia Amethysite gives a behind-the-scenes look at creating fragrances for the world's top customers. Oct 1, 2007 1560
Something old, something new: what do army knives, chocolates, and tourist souvenirs say about Switzerland then and now? Aug 1, 2007 1322
The Romans in Switzerland: for some 400 years, what is now Switzerland was part of the Roman Empire. That heritage includes everything from roads to town names, language to the spread of Christianity--and archaeological riches. Swiss News takes in the highlights. Jul 1, 2007 1591
Adventures in taste: spectacular scenery comes as no surprise, but how about the wines made in Valais, Vaud and Geneva? Swiss News explores the wine scene in Suisse Romande. Jun 1, 2007 1828
Carpets with a conscience: Swiss News catches up with Stephanie Odegard, an idealist who is expanding distribution of her contemporary yet traditional-weave Tibetan carpets in Switzerland. Jun 1, 2007 631
Spa H(e)avens: Swiss News takes up where it left off last year with another look at some of Switzerland's most tempting mind-body getaways. Apr 1, 2007 1604
Of an unexpected nature ... the 45 communes of Canton Geneva offer a treasure trove to surprise and delight the nature lover. Here, Swiss News takes a walk in the woods. May 1, 2006 1368
Home away from home: as any English-speaking expat in Switzerland knows, it's not hard to find US- or UK-related clubs. But what about opportunities for people of other nationalities to get together? Apr 1, 2006 1288
Super veg: why is a vegetable some say resembles 'celery on steroids' so special to the Genevois? Dec 1, 2005 743
Below the surface: aside from the usual sewers, parking garages and bank vaults, what else lies below ground in Geneva? Swiss News finds quite a few surprises. Nov 1, 2005 1074
Conversing with spirits: as the days grow shorter and autumn prepares the earth for wintry hibernation, Swiss News embraces the spirit of Halloween. Oct 1, 2005 1496
A new museum in Geneva: The International Museum of the reformation highlights the 16th century movement that revolutionised Geneva's social and economic fabric and spread its religious message well beyond the confines of 'Protestant Rome.'. Sep 1, 2005 1002
Cook serves a breath of Swiss Air: Flybaboo made its first flight from Geneva to Lugano in November 2003 and, since then, routes, passenger numbers, and turnover have been multiplying. Swiss News talks to founder and CEO Julian Cook. Aug 1, 2005 1056
How suite it is: today's business travellers want convenience, autonomy, safety, the human touch, and value for money. So says the French hotel group Accor, which has just launched its first Swiss Suitehotel. Aug 1, 2005 857
New kind of coach: coaches for teams and top performers are standard fare. Coaches for one and all--for everything from personal fitness to careers and, yes, even life itself--are a growing phenomenon. Swiss News reports on how the trend is playing out among some Geneva expats. Jun 1, 2005 1409
Making music: a Welshman living in the Geneva village of Avully, Steven Roberts enjoys a growing reputation as a premier guitar maker, and for founding the successful GENA Festival. Swiss News finds out more. Jun 1, 2005 1398
Being Geneva: those unfamiliar with the custom of having a human embodiment of the State present on ceremonial occasions are astonished to see Geneva's top officials accompanied by a person wearing a cape and Napoleon-style hat. Swiss News talks to Paul-Henri Perrin about the ins and outs of personifying Geneva. Mar 1, 2005 1755
Winemaker extraordinaire: Nicolas Bonnet, a self-described "eternal apprentice", is known to a wine elite in and out of Switzerland. Since his wine is sold before it appears on the market, most ordinary mortals can only get a taste of it during a high-end restaurant meal. Mar 1, 2005 1830
The bells of Carouge: their peal envelops the old town of Carouge in a floating cradle of sound. Swiss News meets the bell-master of one of Switzerland's largest carillons. Feb 1, 2005 1521
Town & country: down with the decades-old postcard imagery mirroring tired cliches of what Geneva is about. It's no longer just about the city; Geneva's countryside is finally coming into its own. Dec 1, 2004 1846
Fluid dynamics: the only flow American Kathy Meinen finds missing in her adoptive country, Switzerland, is between the different parts of it. As she grows her business, overcoming that disconnect is a big challenge. Nov 1, 2004 1745
Making a difference: vaud-based well-being promoter Liz Rollinson-Phillips seeks to change the concept of health from "absence of illness" to "quality living in mind-body-spirit harmony" that helps prevent ill health as it empowers the sick not to perceive themselves as victims. Oct 1, 2004 2121
Goat--the beverage: for the initiated, half the fun of offering someone a glass of 'chevre' is to see the look of confusion that usually ensues; the other half comes from the 'ums' and 'ahs' of the novice tasting the frothy, sweet, cool drink. Sep 1, 2004 1296
Metro glam in Geneva: how did an Anglo-Swiss entrepreneur come to open a lounge restaurant with a London feel in what is often described as the smallest of the world's big cities? Aug 1, 2004 1580
Country treasure: send the Antiques road show to this home in the tiny Geneva wine village of Russin (population of 400) and you'd keep the experts busy for days. But no value can be put on the spirit of rural tradition that Louise Dussoix seeks to keep alive. Aug 1, 2004 1633
Tracing boundaries: canton Geneva's land borders with the rest of Switzerland add up to a mere 4.4 km. Its land borders with France for a total of 103 km. Official checkpoints aside, how are they are marked? Jul 1, 2004 1656
In Switzerland--by design. Jun 1, 2004 1548
Different worlds, side by side: banks, luxury hotels, and rooftop advertising that lights up the night surround Geneva's harbour and hallmark Water Jet. From this five-star universe, the lakeside huts of the fishermen go unnoticed. May 1, 2004 1326
Tough mind, tender heart: a lawyer and ordained minister, Chinese-American Karen Tse created International Bridges to Justice to work proactively with governments in China, Vietnam, and Cambodia to implement new human rights legislation. Apr 1, 2004 1562
Geneva's rite of spring: you may think the first day of spring is March 21, but in Geneva you'd be wrong. Here it is marked by the appearance of the first bud on an 'official' chestnut tree. Mar 1, 2004 1267
Knowing your vines and wines. Sep 1, 2002 1414
In with the old: In the watchmaking world, splashy new designs have their place. But antique and vintage watches are ticking stronger than ever. Brief Article May 1, 2002 645
The go-getter in Geneva. (Change of Place). Brief Article Apr 1, 2002 363
Lac Leman's secret garden: Yvoire, a quaint medieval town on the French-Swiss border, is best known as a magnet for busloads of tourists. But it holds a hidden treasure--a garden that is a feast for the five senses. Statistical Data Included Apr 1, 2002 1059
Homage to Hepburn. (Close-Up). Brief Article Dec 1, 2001 1043

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