La Desalpe in Saint Cergue, Switzerland

A profusion of bright colours from their flowered headdresses rush towards me. The large brass bells clanging and glinting in the early morning sunlight setting off their huge brown eyes. 

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Food & Wine Festivals in France in September & October 2019

So the year in Food & Wine Festivals in France continues. The importance of celebrating regional foods and wines in France is wonderful. The chestnut, giant omelettes, chocolate, Chablis and spicy peppers are including in the round-up of what to eat and drink during September and October.

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Hiking from Lac Mines d’Or, Morzine

There is nothing quite like taking a great hike in the mountains in the Haute Savoie in the summertime. In the Morzine and Les Gets there are endless hiking trails to follow. Most of them have a great restaurant on the hike! So your fitness and gourmand needs are all met!

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Food & Wine Festivals and Events in France in July & August 2019

Summertime and the food and wine festivals in France continue throughout July and August. My picks for foodie festivals in July and August include oysters, cassoulet, pink garlic, plums, prunes and lots of cheese!

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What to do with leftover croissants!

What are leftover croissants you may well ask? and I’m not sure this happens very often – it certainly doesn’t in my kitchen. However I have on the odd occasion frozen croissants ready to make a bread and butter pudding with, so I thought I’d try a savoury version.

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Le Flacon, Carouge Geneva

It’s not every day you get to enjoy a Michelin starred lunch I don’t think – so when you do make sure it’s a good one! Le Flacon in Carouge; a gorgeous town within the city of Geneva and I love their style. This is not your regular stuffy Michelin restaurant…

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Food & Wine Festivals and Events in France in May & June 2019

So we continue with the food & wine festivals in France in May & June – here are my picks of the food-related events in France for May and June. Once again a great selection…

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Croziflette with Diots

Yes, you guessed it… La Croziflette is related to La Tartiflette – the common ingredient being Reblochon cheese from the Haute Savoie. I’ve mixed things up a bit and used Crozet pasta and Diots sausages both from the Savoie region.

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A Weekend in Besançon

Why a weekend in Besançon? Or where is Besançon – as a few friends asked when I said I was visiting. Well, one of the reasons I wanted to visit the city of Besançon was because Raymond Blanc was born there.

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