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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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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Cheese Fondue in Summer!

Oh yes a cheese fondue in Summer – It’s a thing!
I recently enjoyed a wonderful cheese filled lunch at Restaurant Des Bergers in Grilly, near Divonne. This fabulous restaurant is attached to the Fromagerie Michelin

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What the French eat at Christmas

The main Christmas meal is called The Reveillon and consists of luxurious and the more extravagant foods found in France. The Reveillon is a long meal, the aperitif is often blinis with smoked salmon and caviar.  This would be followed with oysters (huîtres) smoked salmon (saumon fume) and other seafood like lobster (homard).

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Food & Wine Festivals in France in September & October 2019

So the year in Food & Wine Festivals in France continues. The importance of celebrating regional foods and wines in France is wonderful. The chestnut, giant omelettes, chocolate, Chablis and spicy peppers are including in the round-up of what to eat and drink during September and October.

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Le Flacon, Carouge Geneva

It’s not every day you get to enjoy a Michelin starred lunch I don’t think – so when you do make sure it’s a good one! Le Flacon in Carouge; a gorgeous town within the city of Geneva and I love their style. This is not your regular stuffy Michelin restaurant…

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Raymond Blanc’s “first great food experience”

During a weekend visit to Besançon in the Franch Comte region of France we enjoyed dinner at Le Poker d’As restaurant. Raymond Blanc said this was where he enjoyed his first great food experience in Besançon at the age of 14. As a longtime admirer of Raymond Blanc, I just had to try it!

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Cassoulet from Castelnaudary

It is said that you can buy anything online these days…well, it would seem so. Last week I ordered a fresh authentic Cassoulet from Castelnaudary! On the opposite side of France to the Haute Savoie. Castelnaudary is THE home of Cassoulet in France…

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French meat cuts

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.

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Baking with Cheese My top 5 recipes

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.

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