Caro

I am Caro a passionate foodie, French wine lover, photographer and traveller.  I live in the Haute Savoie in the Auvergne Rhone-Alps region of France.  I'm 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 onboard a luxury charter yacht based both in the Caribbean and Mediterranean for several years fed my thirst for travel and seeing the world.  

My longtime passion for photography turned professional after I graduated from The Photography Institute with a Diploma in Professional Photography in 2014.  My photography has been featured online and in various magazines promoting France and regional tourist information brochures.  I have exhibited in France, the UK and Switzerland.

Taste of Savoie

Taste of Savoie - a blog of my culinary travels, recipes and foodie adventures 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.
My recipes and photos have been featured in the expats section of The Wall Street Journal, France Magazine and on various websites promoting France and the Rhone Alps.

I always seek out the local dishes, I love testing and developing recipes, tasting local wines and produce and travelling and eating in some superb restaurants!

Taste of Savoie Travels and Eats farther afield too and I love to share my experiences by writing about and photographing interesting food traditions and places I see around the world.

I’m happiest when I’m travelling with my camera and I travel frequently throughout France, around Switzerland and Europe and often spend time in Asia.  I’ll go anywhere for a great meal and a good photo!

Work with Me

If you'd like to work with me I'm available for article and photography commissions, collaborations and sponsored posts.

A qualified Marketing Professional - I run social media for marketing workshops and offer one-on-one training and consiultancy.

I'm available for worldwide press trips that have an emphasis on food and photography.

My articles have been published in various online and print media in Europe and my photography is widely used in marketing and promotions.

Contact me for more info: caro@tasteofsavoie.com

My Linked in Profile

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

Five Ways with Reblochon Article on Things to do in Geneva

Top Expat Food Blogs on Wall Street Journal Expat Blog

Celebrating Reblochon on The Good Life France

My recipes featured on Chamonix All Year

Recipe featured on Les Gets Info

Brioche de Saint Genix recipe featured on Peak Retreats

 

Follow me on my culinary and pictorial adventure on Twitter @tasteofsavoie and Instagram
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14 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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  • November 29, 2017 at 11:29 am
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    Hi Caro,

    Great blog and some really interesting information about different foods. I have already showed our Chefs and they are getting some great ideas from them so thank you. If you ever find yourself back in Les Gets make sure you check out our restaurant, Ferme De Montagne. It’s a slight walk from town but 100% worth it. Check out our website: http://www.fermedemontagne.com/. We look forward to seeing more articles.

    All the best,
    Ferme De Montagne

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    • November 29, 2017 at 12:22 pm
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      Thank you for your kind comments. I’m often in Les Gets so I’ll be sure to check out your restaurant then I can add it to my Les Gets Restaurant Guide on the blog!Les Gets Restaurants

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