What the French eat at Christmas

The main Christmas meal is called The Reveillon and consists of luxurious and the more extravagant foods found in France. The Reveillon is a long meal, the aperitif is often blinis with smoked salmon and caviar.  This would be followed with oysters (huîtres) smoked salmon (saumon fume) and other seafood like lobster (homard).

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The Escalade: Festival of the Chocolate Pot – 1602

Celebrated in Geneva this weekend 7-9 December 2018
A history of The Escalade: Festival of the Chocolate Pot celebrated in Geneva – A commemoration of the defeat of The Duke of Savoy and his army
Each year in the second week of December, Geneva in Switzerland comes alive with the sound of revolution. Fife and drum bands march the cobbled streets of the Old Town.

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Christmas Markets 2018 to visit in the region

Les Marché des Noël 2018. Here is a roundup of a few Christmas markets going on around The Haute Savoie, Savoie, Rhone Alpes and Genevois regions this winter.

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La Ciboulette Restaurant Annecy

So now right up there on my list of favourite restaurants in Annecy, is La Ciboulette. I enjoyed lunch in the summer on the terrace and on my latest shopping day out in Annecy I had lunch inside the restaurant. Having had such a great first lunch, I was hoping the return would be as good…IT WAS

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Cassoulet from Castelnaudary

It is said that you can buy anything online these days…well, it would seem so. Last week I ordered a fresh authentic Cassoulet from Castelnaudary! On the opposite side of France to the Haute Savoie. Castelnaudary is THE home of Cassoulet in France…

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French meat cuts

French meat cuts are somewhat different from their English counterparts but I think I’ve worked them out now, so I thought I’d share my findings. One of the things I love about living in France is that the Boucherie is very much a thriving business in most high streets in towns and villages.

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Baking with Cheese My top 5 recipes

It would be hard to live in the Haute Savoie in France and not love cheese. Luckily I’m a lover of cheese and baking! I’ve put together some of my favourite recipes from Taste of Savoie using cheeses from this region.

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Six Things To Do in Chambery

Having lived in the Haute Savoie region for over ten years I thought it was high time to visit Chambery the capital of the Savoie region.  I enjoyed my day of discovery and have created Six Things to do in Chambery which I enjoyed on my day trip!

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Hike to Lac Blanc

We took the Flegere cable car up, then the Index chairlift up higher and walked across and a bit up and down to the Lac Blanc, enjoyed a picnic lunch with a VIEW and then hiked down, down, down back to the Flegere cable car back down to Chamonix.

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Aromatik Restaurant Annecy

Fabulous! another delicious restaurant discovery in Annecy. Aromatik restaurant in Annecy has two entrances and is in a lovely old building which can be accessed either via Filaterie or Rue du Collège. Aromatik boasts not one but two outdoor eating areas and has a stunningly decorated interior restaurant combining traditional aspects of the building with modern accents and colours

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