European Food Journal 2014 published, Chüngel revival in Switzerland
Our culinary journey takes us to Switzerland as well, where rabbit ambassador and mushroom pope Thuri Maag raises his glass to us from a photo beside Albert, Prince of Monaco. Thuri Maag’s sense of humour and his talent to revive national Swiss recipes which are threatening to become extinct, such as Chüngel (rabbit), which cast a spell even on internationally famous celebrities. The “Bambi Syndrome”, occurring in foreign tourists such as Asian and US-American ones, Maag does not deem honest. Rabbits are seen as pets, but cute little piglets and calfs are being eaten, too.