Thursday, August 31, 2006


 Bibi B & W (4)
"Aside from the stunning photography (both food and travel and still life), aside from the beautifully written, thoughtful and thought-provoking posts, Rosa is a ultra-talented cook and baker, taking us on a voyage to places unknown, highlighting foods and dishes from around the world as well as her own home."
- Jamie Schler at "Life's A Feast"
"She is not kidding about the Yum Yum factor.
If you have not been to her blog, I can hardly believe it.
She is a Daring Baker extraordinaire and loves eating it up in Switzerland!
Rosa is one of those bloggers who is extremely professional - her posts are always informative and her goodies delectable!
Plus she also does Weekend Cat Blogging, which is just way to much fun!
When you want a treat, go check out Rosa’s offerings!"

- Jenn at "The Left Over Queen"
Hi Dear Reader,

My name is Rosa, the creator of Rosa’s Yummy Yums. I live in a small Geneva countryside village situated in the French speaking part of Switzerland – a few meters away from the French border. I’m an Anglo-Swiss food enthusiast who loves photography (in general), loud rock or electronic music, independent and Scandanavian (Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden) movies, art, walks in the countryside, meeting interesting people, books and cats.

As you can imagine, I am very passionate about cooking/baking as well as picture taking and can spend hours surfing the net for inspiration, reading blogs, creating dishes, testing new recipes, shooting images or going through cookbooks and magazines.

I am crazy about flavorful and soul-uplifting grubs, spices and yummy textures, therefore I’m particularly fond of British, Asian, Caribbean, Mediterranean, South American, Middle Eastern delights as well as regional and traditional Swiss specialties.

Furthermore, I only believe in preparing quality food with local and seasonal produce and hate anything too industrial; buying convenience or junk food would be a total heresy and a blasphemy! Thus, I am strongly convinced that the best tasting dishes are homemade, cooked with love and much caring, because those are the meals which we will remember our whole life long.

One must respect food, himself/herself and the others in order to cook in a harmonious way…

Special mentions and appearances:
. "Foodblog Of The Week", Gourmet Live (USA)
. "Sites We Love", Saveur (USA)
. Interview on BIZYMOMS.COM (USA)
. Interview on Food Lovers (USA)
. Article and recipe published on Love Feast Table (USA)
. Featured website on Common Kitchen (USA)
. "Le Fouet Et La Souris", Le Temps (Switzerland)
. Interview on 750g (France)
. "Tous Les Blogs De Cuisine", Larousse Cuisine (France)

© 2013 Rosa Mayland - All content on this site is copyrighted. Please ask before you intend to use.

Bibi November 2010 1.1 bis bis 


  1. Great blog, Rosa... It's warm, lively and fool of delicious tips.


  2. je viens de découvrir ton blog, il est super et bien détaillé. vraiment une tonne de recettes à essayer. congratulations on the bilingual efforts as well!

  3. Hello Rosa,

    congratulations on your nice blog. I just discovered it through Paz in New York.

  4. Hi Rosa, thank you for visiting my blog! It lead me to yours for which I am happy:) I like your blog and your pictures are nice. Keep up the good work! I am going to visit you often:) Cheers!

  5. FARIDA: Thanks for passing by and for leaving a comment! I'm glad you like my site... I will also be visiting your blog regularly as I love it's contents! A great discovery! Cheers...

  6. bonjour rosa, comme çava? thanks for your comment on my blog. i'm liking wat I see on yours! love that you're in switzerland. one of my best mates is there now visiting her parents and she always brings back such lovely chocolates from the choc factories. amazing! i'll be checking back on your blog for all your lovely posts. au revoir! x

  7. I'm with you on your food philosophy! Home made food is THE BEST! Good ingredients made from scratch ... the only way to go. The love mixed into the preparation makes a huge difference. I find, that if I'm in an "off" day, my food doesn't turn out the same. Food eaten together with friends and family ... makes life!

  8. Wow, votre blog est une vraie mine d'informations! J'aimerais bien visiter la Suisse, je le ferai donc par le biais de votre superbe blog! Au plaisir!

  9. Salut Rosa!
    C'est charmant chez toi)))
    I am also in Luv with food and I luv Suisse,since I live here for over a year now. These days I work in food industry and right now I am learning all about cheeses)
    Keep up great work)
    Meilleurs voeux, Katia

  10. Hi Rosa, I loooove your blog ! I'm Swiss myself but living in the US (New Mexico), and I miss GOOD cheese a lot... :-) Haven't tried to make my own yet though. But it's people like you who help me keep cooking good food and enjoy every part of it ! Thanks !

  11. EMILIE: Thanks for the kind comment and for passing by! I'm glad you like my blog and I'm happy to know that my blog is very helpful!

  12. Your blog is refreshing.

    Gorgeous pictures. Yummy food, cute cats and beautiful places.

    Nice to meet you through yours pics, I specially like the second one in this page.

  13. rili enjoyed reading ye blog.. excellent photography and yummy recipes.. keep it up rosa..

  14. KATEC & NORA: Thanks ever so much for the kind comment! Heartwarming...

  15. Hello from one Swiss blogger to an other :). Love your food photography and recipes!

  16. Hi Rosa, pretty blog! I love the rounded corners on the pictures and the cats...I live not too far away in Austria though I'm a Kiwi and the picnic sounds interesting...

  17. I adore your perspective, your photography and creativity is very wonderful!

  18. Rosa,
    It's so good to "run"into you. Thank you for visiting my blog. You have a fantastic blog and photos and I ADORE Switzerland! I lived in Heidelberg, Germany for four years and fell in love with beautiful countries in Europe. Looking forward to getting to know you through your blog!

  19. wow love your blog, recipes and pictures. thanks for sharing!

  20. Hi Rosa!
    I've seen so many comments from you on several blogs that I've recently been following, which leaded me to yours. It's so nice to see you genuinely encouraging & appreciating efforts of so many bloggers around the world.
    And I love your blog, there's SO much on it, oh my! Glad to follow you :)
    Btw, what camera do you use? Amazing photos!


  21. There is something magical and special about your blog Rosa! It has become one of my favourite for the past three years, and I enjoy reading each article you write and every single photo you publish. Gros bisou,

  22. I nominated you for some awards please check my post.

  23. fabulous blog, awesome pictures - congratulations from

    it would be great, to have photos like yours in our magazine. contact us please.

  24. hey rosa :) nice to kno u and I live in Geneva which makes it the french part of swiss too. would love to kno u and catch up. we have cooking in common :)

  25. Hi Rosa - I just found your blog and love it! Please, what is the name of the lovely cake in the photo at the top of your home page? I would like to bake that cake. Thank you so much!

    Thanks for passing by and for the kind comment! I'm glad you like Rosa's Yummy Yums. :-D It is a Sachertorte. Here's the link to the recipe:
    I hope you'll like it!

  27. I absolutely can't get enough of your blog. Just everything, the photography and inspirational posts really added to my thinking that eating is a holistic thing and one that you should take upon yourself to own, as your body is truly the only place where you live =)

  28. TOLANI M: Thank you for your comment, kind words and for visiting my blog! I'm glad to hear that you like my work and it's good to know that we share the same lifestyle philosophy... Cheers. :-)