I think I may be beginning to dream in French…or maybe I just dream in French cheese, especially when I eat a lot of it! Living in the Haute Savoie this is unavoidable but also delicious so I am not complaining although my jeans sometimes do! Every recipe I see with cheese in, I look for ways of adapting it to use Reblochon and other local and seasonal ingredients – it must be the time of year, as winter approaches and the snow is falling in the Alps and when all the ski resorts burst into life!Read the full post
Time to get inventive in the Taste of Savoie kitchen with the oh so delicious Savoyard staple ingredients! Reblochon cheese made here in the Haute-Savoie is the most popular cheese in the region and the star of the wonderful mountain dish the Tartiflette.Read the full post
What’s a Puntarelle you ask…this was a new for me too! It is a salad ingredient from the chicory family and seems to be unique to Italy. It is sometimes known as asparagus chicory and indeed when a local at a nearby table could see me trying to work it out with the waiter in a mixture of broken French, Italian and English, he stepped in and said this is similar to asparagus.Read the full post
I could ‘virtually’ smell this delightful soup whilst still in the research stages, that is how powerful the flavour ofRead the full post
Apero time is a very serious time of day in France! This can be taken at midday just before lunchRead the full post
Tomme comes in many guises – Tomme de Savoie is a variety of Tomme cheese from The Savoie region inRead the full post
Les Bugnes are delicate and small twisted ribbon style beignets and are made from a dough very much like aRead the full post
This wonderful salad is to be found on most menus in France and there are as many variations as thereRead the full post
This is a simple recipe and makes a good starter or light lunch. You could use any soft melting cheeseRead the full post
How to make a delicious pesto with wild garlic.
Wild Garlic in the spring. Taking walks around the Haute Savoie is truly wonderful. The breathtaking views, fresh air, mountain scenes and tranquillity of the countryside, coupled with the wildlife, flora and fauna make walking in this part of France a ‘must do’ when visiting this region.