Where in Zurich can I pick wild garlic myself?
Many amateur cooks and professional gastronomes pick their supply of wild garlic themselves, for in Zurich you do not have to go far to find it. Whether jogging, walking the dog, or enjoying an excursion with all the family, all you need to do is follow your nose.
Wild garlic closely resembles lily of the valley. Consequently we recommend that you gently tear a leaf or rub it between your fingers: if your hands then smell of garlic, you have found the right plant.
From March to May, wild garlic can be found in the following locations in Zurich:
Home-made garlic pesto:
(makes ca. 350g pesto)
- 100g freshly picked wild garlic
- 50–80g pine nuts
- 60g grated Parmesan
- 1–1.5 dl rapeseed or olive oil
- salt & pepper
- optional: lemon juice
Enjoy Wild Garlic in a Restaurant
As in the springtime fresh wild garlic can be found almost everywhere, many of Zurich’s restaurants use this wild herb to refine their dishes. The following restaurants are offering special wild garlic creations this year:
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