A sad piece of bread is getting covered in slow motion with an even sadder mayonnaise. Chunks of floppy lettuce are thrown on some cheese, the kind of cheese that would probably not melt after two hours of baking. A dirty pink, unnatural color coming from industrial meat slices completes the palette. If a little twist at the end of the four-ish minute video takes the viewer by surprise in a first phase (no spoiler alert), it is only to reinforce an impression of reclusion; of meal-for-one situation; of a rushed everyday routine; of forced standardization in a capitalist era; of a heavy duty to wear a happy face mask outside of the house, like the artist Polly Nor’s characters would do.
Being an (expatriated) Swiss myself, I can confirm that the legend is true: cheese and chocolate are truly crucial to our alimentation, and it goes to the point where my friends are required to sneak a few tommes (a meltingly soft cheese) into their suitcases when they come to visit. However, not many people outside of the country know about the other little wonders embellishing our breakfasts, lunches, dinners or coffee breaks. Lucky you, curious foodie, here is a list with 7 specialities, all Swiss-made, that should stimulate your taste buds and make you want to risk a trip to the Alps!