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L’Escalade Means Chocolate and Marzipan

Submitted by on December 9, 2009 – 1:53 pmOne Comment


Marmite de l'EscaladeRoad Trips Foodies traveling in Geneva, Switzerland, right about now should check confectionary store windows for pots made of chocolate! The city (known as the gastronomic capital of Switzerland) celebrates the Festival of L’Escalade on December 11 and 12, 2009 (and every year!). It commemorates the night in 1602 when the troops of the Duke of Savoy tried to storm the city. Mère Royaume, a plucky housewife, tipped her steaming cauldron of hot soup over the heads of the soldiers scaling the city’s walls. The assault was repulsed. To commemorate this victory, the Genevois stage a procession and devour pots (“marmites” in French) of chocolate, filled with vegetables made of marzipan. Sounds delicious to me!

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  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Road Trips 4 Foodies, Susan McKee. Susan McKee said: L’Escalade means chocolate and marzipan? Well, sort of. At least in Geneva, Switzerland, this weekend! See: http://bit.ly/54rtKa […]

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