Cookery Workshops, Haute Savoie

Well, what a great fun day out I had at the Atelier of At My Table near Bonne. I joined a vegetarian cookery workshop run by Tamsin and Michelle from Bon App based in Morzine, followed by a delicious lunch. We arrived at the beautiful venue of At My Table very close to Bonne which is only about 20 minutes from Geneva and 40 minutes from Annecy and were welcomed by Vivian, the creator of At My Table.

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Road Trip to Italy

About a 9 hour drive from the Haute Savoie is Todi in Umbria. Todi is about half way between Perugia and Terni, or Orvieto and Spoleto. Umbria is in the middle of Italy in the most beautiful countryside with an abundance of hilltop and medieval villages and towns. Not to mention fabulous restaurants, wonderful food, delicious wines and incredible olive oils.
Fun fact Umbria is the only region of Italy without a coastline!

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So you think you know your Olive Oils?

Deep in the beautiful Umbrian countryside, near Todi in Italy, we discovered a hidden treasure. The wonderful olive farm of Passo della Palomba really is a taste of paradise and certainly a taste of some of the best olive oil that Italy has to offer. This delightful 19th century estate has been expertly and lovingly restored by Alessandro and Claudia Gilotti and their sons. The restoration took 4 years using original materials to retain its former glory. Now at Passo Della Palomba you can enjoy a peaceful holiday in this tranquil location.

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Restaurant Cozna, Annecy

Restaurant Cozna is another favourite for Taste of Savoie in Annecy – I’m running out of words to describe how lucky I am to have Annecy on my doorstep with all these amazing restaurants. I started writing this post just before the first confinement in France – so I put it on hold as sadly all restaurants have been closed in France on and off for around a year! The excitement now is that they are all open again and we can eat on the terrace and from the 9th June interiors of restaurants opened too!

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Cauliflower and Diots Tartiflette

A Tartiflette… by any other name…to quote part of a well-known line from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet; what matters is what it is – not what it’s called! Well in this case it is another fusion version of the classic Tartiflette. A cauliflower and Diots Tartiflette! Obviously, the Reblochon Cheese being the star of the Tartiflette must always be included. (In my opinion) However in this particular ‘Tartiflette’ that is all that remains!

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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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