02/14/2019 Recipes & more Oranges

Recipe: Orange tahini cookies

Carolin from CaroKocht created a great cookies recipe with our delicious oranges from Greece, dates from Tunisia and chocolate from Togo! Using dates only as a sweetener, these cookies will have intense orange and tahini notes. Thanks to the oats they’re a great way to start you day, especially when you only have time to grab a quick bite. In the afternoon they go well with a cup of coffee or tea. Enjoy!

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01/17/2019 Recipes & more Nuts

Recipe: Cashew Cookies

Back in the autumn, a number of gebana customers received a sample of ground cashew nuts to try out. Dorothe P. used them to bake tasty cookies.



  1. Roast the ground cashew nuts in a pan and then leave to cool. Dice the marzipan very finely.
  2. Mix together the marzipan, butter, sugar and cream. Add the flour (1) and stir until the dough is crumbly.
  3. Mix the flour (2) with the roasted, ground cashew nuts. Add salt.
  4. Mix together both mixtures and knead.
  5. Shape into approx. 3 cm thick rolls, firmly pressing everything together. Wrap the rolls in film and place in the fridge overnight.
  6. Halve the cashew nuts lengthways.
  7. Cut the rolls into approx. 0.5 cm thick discs. Brush over with egg yolk. Stick half a cashew nut onto each disc. Sprinkle with a little cane sugar.
  8. Bake at a medium temperature for around 10-15 minutes until the cookies are golden brown in colour.
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12/13/2018 Fair Trade

Dropping the ‘fair’

On the 20th anniversary of gebana as a trading company we decided to stop using the word ‘fair’ in future. Read about what led to this decision and precisely why we want to work even harder for fair trade as a result.

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Client’s visit full of adventures!

Gerold Suter from the Swiss chocolate company Max Felchlin visited Togo in November. It was his first visit after about 3 years – and an intense week full of surprises...

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10/19/2018 Recipes & more Oranges

Recipe: Orange Risotto with Chicken Involtini and Sautéed Fennel

Thirteen kilograms of oranges is quite a lot. But they can be used in all sorts of ways, as hobby chef Silvio Iacconi demonstrates. The 27-year-old is currently studying at the Swiss Hotel Management School of Lucerne (SHL). His passion for cuisine began – as he says – “in the cradle.” That’s because his “Nonna”, his grandmother as well as his mother were keen amateur chefs, and so he started helping out in the kitchen at a young age.

Get inspired!

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08/22/2018 Insights

Just arrived in Benin

After almost a year of talking about moving to Westafrica, we are finally there! This is just the beginning of an adventure and there is already so much to say.

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05/09/2018 Fair Trade

The absurdity of the global cashew trade

Over 90% of cashew nuts from West Africa are transported to Asia for processing instead of doing so locally and sending them directly to the customers. Though this may make sense economically, it is highly problematic in many other ways!

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