# Switzerland Today

Food

Potatoes

Cheese might be the archetypal Swiss food, but for me it is really the potato. After all, Switzerland has lots of competitors in the cheese market (and I don't really like Swiss cheese as much as its English rivals or some of the French). But roesti lives in a world apart, and someone has recognized the potato's importance to the Swiss by devoting a whole site to the potato and launched an intensive television campaign on the Andean vegetable. The website offers a section of 172 recipes (including 14 for roesti provided you spell it rösti and understand French or German), and two CDs at its online shop. There's even a "photo gallery" of potato-ploughs and sheds. The recommended potato for September: Agata.

Website: swisspatat/kartoffeln.ch (French and German)