Roastbeef & Frog

I think at times we all miss foods from our homes and childhood. I know I do, and certain foods evoke great memories. Although I’ve happily chosen France as my home and take huge pleasure in all of the glorious french foods, restaurants and local produce; I still need mint sauce with my lamb, marmite on my toast (or should I say tartine) and I love a shortbread with my English Tea! Well now you can enjoy all those treats you may have been missing

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Reblochon Chaussons

Reblochon from the Haute Savoie is such a versatile cheese. Chaussons are little pillows that are normally filled with apple, so here is an adaptation, great for apéro time. The word chaussons in French is slippers too. Maybe the association with food is comfort!

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The 12 Days of Christmas Recipes

Merry Christmas from the Haute Savoie.  As Christmas 2020 is probably not going to be quite what we had imagined, maybe you have more time in your kitchen to try out some new recipes! So I thought I’d compile a set of 12 popular recipes, put them together in a post here and publish one a day on my social media on each of the 12 days of Christmas…

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Les Gets Restaurants open for takeaway Winter 2020/21

If you are in Les Gets – here’s a guide to the restaurants and local shops offering food and dishes for takeaway
This is a non-exhaustive list, I’ve tried to include everywhere that I know to be open at the time of writing. If you know any other places open for take-away food that I’ve missed, please let me know so that I can add them in.

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How to make a great Turnip Tartiflette

All you purist Tartiflette eaters, look away now!
I love trying new fusion style recipes with Savoyarde ingredients. The turnip Tartiflette is my latest recipe using Reblochon cheese and swapping around a few ingredients. The humble turnip called a navet in French – it’s le navet so the t is not pronounced. ..

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L’Instant Présent, Feigères

L’Instant Présent restaurant is in the small village of Feigères, near St. Julien en Genevois in the Haute Savoie. This delightful restaurant has a modern and inviting interior with a separate bar area and outside terrace. The restaurant has been open for 4 years – how did it take me so long to discover!

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Cheese Fondue in Summer!

Oh yes a cheese fondue in Summer – It’s a thing!
I recently enjoyed a wonderful cheese filled lunch at Restaurant Des Bergers in Grilly, near Divonne. This fabulous restaurant is attached to the Fromagerie Michelin

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Delicious Degustation Menu in Les Gets

Oh my what a delicious degustation experience in Les Gets. It’s not often you find a beautifully creative menu using local fresh produce, presented and served to such a high standard, without the Michelin star price tag! Well we found this in Les Gets at Restaurant des Granges.

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French Fish Names

What’s that fish called in French?
Deciphering a french fish and seafood menu. Do you know your Églefin from your Espadon? This is a question I have been asked many times when going through a french menu trying to identify the fish dish.

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