Savoyard Kringle

Savoyard fusion Estonian Kringle

As promised in my last post here is a recipe that I have adapted to create a Savoyard fusion kringle.  The Kringle bread hails from Estonia and a very fine and versatile bread recipe this is.  The ideas for fillings both savoury and sweet are endless and most of the fun is creating your own.…

making Tartiflette Couronne

Tartiflette Couronne

When living in the Haute Savoie one must realise it really is all about cheese and that star of the cheese stage here is Reblochon as I have mentioned a few times in previous posts.  The main dish featured on every discerning savoyard menu is the classic tartiflette.  However I have spent sometime trying to…

A selection of bread from La Boulangerie du Centre, Viry, Haute Savoie

Give us our daily bread

There are some things in France that must never, never change. One of these is that nearly every village, town and City of France has an abundance of good boulangeries (bakeries) and patisseries.  All specialising in that wonderful french staple; bread (le pain) which comes in many shapes and sizes and flavours. Baked fresh several…

Fromagerie, Viry

La Fromagerie, Viry

La Fromagerie was a very special find!  This is a low key gem of a local Savoyarde restaurant on the side of the road between Viry and Valleiry in the Haute Savoie and only about 30 minutes from Geneva. La Fromagerie is so much more than a restaurant, it is an epicerie selling local and…

Fougasse - Fête du Pain

A Tradition in the village and Fête du Pain

In the Cernex village square there is a wonderful big wood oven and every spring at the Vide Grenier (the french equivalent to the car boot sale) it is fired up for the day to produce the most delicious fougasse bread, by a local baker.   This is a great day out for the family in our…

Le Marché

French Markets–Le Marché

The markets are a thriving tradition and a great attraction in France and long may that last. The markets are where local farmers/producers sell their fresh produce, where one can taste the local cheeses, honey, confiture, saucisson, wines, etc. In the larger towns and at the weekend markets it is usual to find huge dishes…