National Geographic : 1936 Aug
GREEN GRUYERE, HOME OF A SWISS CHEESE WHILE THE HERDERS SING IN TAVERNS, THE CHORAL SOCIETY CHANTS IN THE HOTEL Dressed in the silks and satins of the Gruyere costume, these French Swiss keep alive the tradi tional songs of their forbears of love, war, and the lowing herds. To enter this dining room of the Fleur de Lys, one must pass by the kitchen, and the pleasant aromas from steaming pots serve as appetizers. KNIGHTS OF OLD WERE FEASTED FROM SUCH FIREPLACES Now no longer in use, this kitchen in an annex of the Fleur de Lys Hotel serves as a museum. The proprietress lights a fire beneath the soup kettle, and the cat, its bed too warm, jumps down.