Food In SwitzerlandFood in Switzerland is divided into two sectors: rural and urban. Urban food has become more popular in the past few years and there are now many international restaurants. Urban food is characterized by fast food chains and busy bistros. Whereas local food is more unique and local, is often prepared by a family unit and can have a lot of vegetables or fish in it. Urban food is also often prepared using leftovers from other meals. Most Swiss foods are classified by region. The most popular ones include red wine, butter, sausages and cheese. French and German cuisines influence Switzerland street food a lot as well. German and Italian cuisines are famous for their must try ingredients. Local food is usually prepared using basic ingredients and is normally very simple. Most Swiss eat meat or fish almost daily. However, the most famous Swiss dish is Bircherm, a type of pork which is made into bruschetta. Bruscherm is served with vegetables such as red peppers, onions, mushrooms and leeks. Salads also form a part of Swiss food, and there is a great variety of them. Some of the most popular salads include the blue lettuce, which can be eaten on its own, or mixed with mayonnaise. Another very famous dish is birches, which is made with half beef and half veal. The meat must be cooked in butter or oil. Sometimes the liver is used. The Cantonese word bircherm means "bitter apple". The word originates from a Germanic word meaning "apple". Another favorite in Switzerland is Lplermagronen, or Swiss bacon. It is made by soaking the fat of the bacon in a mixture of flour, sugar and yeast. The resulting dough is then rolled out and cut into strips. Onions, potatoes and leeks are added and baking is done. The sweet potato inside is not cooked until it absorbs the souring of the bacon. Street foods of Switzerland include the traditional meal of cold Riesling, which is red wine topped with fresh red or white wine, and onion soup called luau. A very popular dish is the bakers' cheese that is made from whole cheese. The most traditional kind of cheese used in Switzerland is Emmentaler cheese which is made from sheep's milk. This cheese is often served with tea. Other popular types of cheese include Saint Nectaire and Fontina. Some of the most popular international dishes of Switzerland are the famous red asada and the sommelier aussach. Red asada is beef sirloin wrapped in red paper then pan grilled. A pan of red sauce called Asian style with carrots and asparagus at the bottom is served. The sommelier will add olives, onions and grilled tomato to the sauce for the top. This dish is served with bread and sometimes with rolls to complete the picture. There are many international dishes in Switzerland, but perhaps the most famous are the Swiss Chocolate cake and the chocolate milk cake. These cakes are made with almond paste, chocolate chips and butter. They have been in existence since the 1700s and were first sold in Germany then in Switzerland. The buttery taste of the chocolate gives them their signature flavor. Most Swiss chocolate cakes are only eaten once in a lifetime hence the need to savor each bite and savor the flavor so the cake will last for a long time. Another popular international dish is the Swiss tartiflette. It is basically a type of sandwich. A small piece of bread is laid on a plate and a knife is inserted into the middle of the bread. Then a piece of cheese is placed over the knife and the bottom side of the bread is sliced off leaving the top layer of cheese untouched. A pat of butter and some red sauce, if desired, is then spread over the top of the sandwich. The pat of butter and red sauce makes the perfect base for the eggs that are scrambled in the middle of the sandwich. Cheese fondue is another popular dish of Switzerland. It can be made in numerous different ways depending on the preferences of the cook. In general the Swiss prefer to use cheddar cheese, soymilk and Gruyere cheese. The reason behind this type of cheese fondue is that it melts in the mouth and provides an intense aroma before it is consumed. As for the fondue itself, it is made by spreading melted cheese over bread and cooked until crisp. Sauvignon Blanc is used widely to make a white wine fondue. Other popular street foods of Switzerland include potato dumples and wurst. Both of these are made by spreading potatoes on a plate and then grilling them until crisp. Sauerkraut is similarly grilled and provides a taste that is close to cabbage. And for dessert, freshly made gingerbread cookies or Mutterwurst are often served.