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Tastes of the Savoie Region

Tastes of the Savoie Region

The French Alps in Summer…

August 19, 2015 by Caro

 It’s been a while since I posted and following a busy time lately, I’m spending a few days in the French Alps.  I LOVE the alps in summer almost dare I… Read more…

Fondue Savoyarde

February 14, 2015 by Caro

The origins of the cheese fondue can be found in Switzerland, France (Rhone Alps) and Italy (Piedmont and Aosta Valley).  The earliest know recipe for a fondue as we know… Read more…

Maison Carrier, Chamonix

October 13, 2014 by Caro

Oh wow!! where shall I begin… Sunday lunch was booked in a great restaurant in Chamonix by friends, who kept telling me how much I was going to love this… Read more…

Categories: Restaurants

Brioche de Saint Genix

September 1, 2014 by Caro

The brioche de Saint Genix, originated in a small savoyard village called Saint-Genix-sur-Guiers, about 30 kms from Chambery in the Savoie.  It is known as either a brioche, a gateau… Read more…

Salade de Chèvre Chaud -Warm Goats cheese salad

July 25, 2014 by Caro

Ingredients for…Salade de Chevre Chaud Well summer is here and it’s time to eat salad – but as we are in the french alps region, a meal here is not… Read more…

Ah! La Belle Excuse, Annecy

May 28, 2014 by Caro

Firstly, I just love the name; after all there is always a good excuse for a great lunch, especially if it can be eaten on the terrace in the sunshine! Ah!… Read more…

Categories: Restaurants


April 8, 2014 by Caro

This is probably one of the most popular dishes in the Savoie and Haute Savoie departments. I thought I’d better get this wonderful winter mountain staple dish onto the blog… Read more…

Cheeses of the Haute Savoie – Reblochon

March 12, 2014 by Caro

   Reblochon cheese from the Haute Savoie is the most popular of all the cheeses from this region and not surprisingly also    has the highest production in the region…. Read more…

Categories: Food of the region

Biscuit de Savoie

February 17, 2014 by Caro

The biscuit de Savoie, is really a cake, a very very light sponge cake, normally made in an attractive kugelhopf shape mould.  Its origins go way back to the 14th… Read more…

Categories: Recipes

Crozets – A Savoie Pasta

January 29, 2014 by Caro

The Savoie region has its’ own speciality pasta called Crozets.  These are small pieces of pasta typically flat and square.  This pasta was traditionally made at home by the housewife… Read more…

Categories: Recipes