Experiencing the food culture is one of my favorite ways to get to know a place. I love sampling the local favorites, learning what’s in the grocery stores, and seeing the seasonal changes.
Here in Zurich, we have been enjoying asparagus season. Of course, asparagus is a common feature of spring in the US as well, but they really get excited about it here. Every grocery store has a prominent display of local white and green asparagus–and every restaurant has a special asparagus (spargel) menu. One of the most popular items is a portion of asparagus served with hollandaise sauce. Yum!