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Galette des Rois, this is a must try cake if you happen to be in France for Epiphany on 6th January. You’ll find it in all Boulangeries and here’s a recipe if you’d like to make one yourself.
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French meat cuts are somewhat different from their English counterparts but I think I’ve worked them out now, so I thought I’d share my findings. One of the things I love about living in France is that the Boucherie is very much a thriving business in most high streets in towns and villages.Read the full post
It would be hard to live in the Haute Savoie in France and not love cheese. Luckily I’m a lover of cheese and baking! I’ve put together some of my favourite recipes from Taste of Savoie using cheeses from this region.Read the full post
Having lived in the Haute Savoie region for over ten years I thought it was high time to visit Chambery the capital of the Savoie region. I enjoyed my day of discovery and have created Six Things to do in Chambery which I enjoyed on my day trip!Read the full post
Now we have another new gastro restaurant in Les Gets! Vina Annapurna which opened at the end of the winter ski season 2018. It’s open for summer too and I got my chance to try it! The restaurant scene in Les Gets continues to evolve in a good way and the Vina Annapurna is a great addition.Read the full post
Sarlat, what a gorgeous medieval town. I had time to enjoy a quick stopover in Sarlat la Caneda on my latest road trip from the Haute Savoie to the beautiful South West region of France. I’ve been wanting to visit for a while and these beautiful cobbled streets with their tall old stone buildings didn’t disappoint. I stayed at Le Glacier and my room which was huge was No.1 looking out over the square – Place de Liberté.Read the full post
Hanoi Street Food Tour – The first thing we did was take a food tour – one of my favourite things to do and a great way to discover the culture and vibe of a new place. I booked a private morning tour with Hanoi Street Food Tours. We took a taxi and met at their offices downtown. What a great street food tour! we met our lovely friendly guide Loan who then spent the next few hours proudly guiding us through our introduction to Vietnamese food.Read the full post
I know I say this everytime I visit Annecy but it really is true…this is a wonderful and interesting medieval town with so many great places to discover, shops to visit, galleries to see and historic sites to enjoy. Not to mention the absolutely stunning freshwater lake surrounded by mountain scenery. Apart from all of these reasons to visit, there is a plethora of fabulous restaurants and cafes to eat in! So my latest find is Les Palettes and this is no ordinary restaurant/cafe, it is also a concept store and those who know me well will know that a melange of shopping and eating is my idea of heaven!Read the full post
Les Cocottes by Christian Constant is conveniently situated at The Casino on the border of Switzerland and France just outside Saint Julien-en-Genevois. It is open 7 days a week and has easy parking. So, they are the practical reasons … The real reason is that this restaurant serves great food at good prices in a really good modern, light and spacious space with a brasserie style. From May to September the outdoor terrace which offers shade and faces the Jura is a very convivial place to dine. Et voila so many reasons to give it a try!Read the full post