Food belongs to carnival as much as disguise and music. A special treat are the cookies "Chiächlini" (small cakes) baked for the shrovetide carnival at the Lötschental. Each family keeps its own recipe secret.

Here is a recipe from the village of Wiler, for two Kilos "Chiächlini": Warm up 100g butter add 250g sugar, 2dl white wine, 1dl Kirsch and 1dl Bergamot. Beat 6 eggs, add a pinch of salt and then mix it.

Sprinkle 1 kilo flour and 2 baking powder packets on your kitchen table. Put the mixture on the flour bed and knead it until workable. Let the dough rest for 1 hour. Cut out and bake it in frying oil.