Caro

Caro Blackwell
Caro Blackwell

Caro Blackwell

I am Caro Blackwell a passionate foodie, french wine lover and photographer.  I  live in the Haute Savoie, Rhone Alps region of France.  Originally a Cordon Bleu and Culinary Institute of America trained cook and I hold WSET (Wine and Spirit Education Trust) certificates I and II. Working as a professional cook on-board a luxury charter yacht based both in the Caribbean and Mediterranean for several years fed my thirst for travel and seeing the world.  My hobby of photography, I turned into a profession by studying which I really enjoyed. This meant that I graduated from The Photography Institute with a Diploma in Professional Photography in 2014.

Taste of  Savoie

My blog enables me to indulge my passions of both photographing and eating my way around this wonderful region of France and the Genevois area of Switzerland, trying local dishes, testing recipes, tasting local wines and cheeses, travelling and eating in some superb restaurants!  This is a region that has many wonderful food traditions.   It is a region steeped in foodie history with a plethora of local produce.  I am lucky enough to get the opportunity to travel throughout France and occasionally further afield.

To see more of my photography – please visit CaroBlackwell.com

12 thoughts on “Caro

  • December 9, 2013 at 11:57 am
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    Greetings, and thanks for stopping by my blog! Yours certainly looks interesting and I’ll be sure to follow along. Cheers!

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  • December 18, 2013 at 12:57 pm
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    Aux duc’s de Savoie. The best restaurant in the world with one of the best views. Five courses in five hours. What a way to spend a Sunday. What a place to live, you are very lucky.

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  • January 31, 2014 at 10:56 am
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    Great to come to your blog and meet a fellow award winner via Francesays! I shall be eating my way through your posts.

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  • February 14, 2014 at 4:56 pm
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    We are travelling through and are based in Annecy for a few weeks. Do you know of any locals who hold cooking classes. Both my wife and I are foodies and would love to learn how to cook French food.

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  • June 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm
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    Fantastic , fellow foodie living just up the road in Jonzier , try our auberge really good!

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    • June 4, 2014 at 3:13 pm
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      Hi Claire, that sounds a great idea, thanks for the tip, I’d love to try it. Is it called Auberge La Goutte d’Or?

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  • June 6, 2014 at 11:41 am
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    yes it is went in there yesterday as they are going to do my food for my wedding in August ,
    claire

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    • November 9, 2014 at 3:58 pm
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      Hi Claire, finally made it to the Auberge La Goutte D’Or for Sunday lunch and you are right it is really good!

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  • October 26, 2015 at 1:44 pm
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    Hi Caro,

    Please would you tell me where the white wine comes in your recipe for Diots au vin blanc? I can’t see where. Incidentally a v nice simple restaurant to eat a good steak from the wood stove is La Crémerie des Aiguilles on the Route des Gaillands, almost opposite the road coming down from Les Pelerins over the river and to the left. Not posh, not expensive.

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    • October 27, 2015 at 6:39 am
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      Hi John, thanks for the restaurant recommendation.

      Here is a link to the recipe page for Diots au Vin Blanc – https://tasteofsavoie.com/2013/02/12/diots-in-white-wine-diots-au-vin-blanc/
      – excerpt from method – …Add the flour to the onion mixture and cook for a minute continually stirring, then add the bottle of white wine stirring all the time until thoroughly mixed together…
      Bon App
      Caro

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