Gastronomy

Sampling France’s Regional Foods with Belle France – Tour de Cuisine

Sampling France’s Regional Foods with Belle France – Tour de Cuisine

Belle France are renowned travel specialists that offer walking, cycling and cruise holidays throughout France’s many regions. As true Francophile’s they know the importance of good food and drink to any visit to France. That’s why they have created the Tour de Cuisine, an interactive map that allows you to explore the different flavours from […]

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Join a stunning wine tour in Provence

Join a stunning wine tour in Provence

In September 2017 a totally unique, utterly wonderful wine tour in Provence will take place and you can join it! It includes a grape stomp, vineyard visits, wine tasting and the most delicious dishes you could ever hope to enjoy… A Wine Tour with a difference This is a wine tour in Provence that’s like […]

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Recipe for Apple and Pear Filo Pastry Parcel

Written by on January 16, 2017 in Desserts
Recipe for Apple and Pear Filo Pastry Parcel

Ingredients for 5 3 Granny Smith apples 2 pears (we used conference) 2 tablespoons dried cranberries 3 tablesppons blanched almonds ½ teaspoon all-spice 1.5 tbs brown sugar Juice of 1 lemon 60g butter 10 slices filo pastry (30cm round) Icing sugar to garnish Method Peel apples & pears and cut into 1.5 cm chunks. Roughly […]

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Scrumptious Recipe For Brioche Style Hot Cross Buns

Written by on January 9, 2017 in Desserts
Scrumptious Recipe For Brioche Style Hot Cross Buns

  A French twist to the ever popular hot cross bun! Brioche meets bun and makes for the most luscious, delicious little cakey snack – beware, they’re seriously moreish! If you have a bread machine, you can start the dough in the machine up to the second proving stage. Add the dried fruit 5 minutes […]

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How to make delicious cheesy Gougeres French style

Written by on December 24, 2016 in Starters
How to make delicious cheesy Gougeres French style

Cheese choux pastry is delicious and easy to make.  These cheesy puffs are indecently scrumptious, served still warm from the oven you’ll get a cheese steam as you bite in and they’ll disappear in no time. They make for a great snack or to serve with drinks, beware, they’re very more-ish! Ingredients for 4 people […]

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Top Tips For Eating Out In Paris

Written by on December 21, 2016 in Gastronomy, Paris
Top Tips For Eating Out In Paris

People travel to Paris for a variety of different reasons, ranging from business trips to summer vacation.  Whatever the reason for making the trip, you will find your visit to the City of Light much more enjoyable if you take advantage of the many opportunities to dine on the fine French cuisine that hundreds of […]

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The Sensational Wines of Alsace

Written by on December 12, 2016 in Alsace, Wine and Drinks
The Sensational Wines of Alsace

Alsace in the north east of France has a dual personality. The Alsatian people are resolutely French – though they speak their language with a faint German accent. The beautiful, half-timbered houses that you frequently encounter look as if they were built for a set in a grand German opera or maybe a Walt Disney […]

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The Perfect French Cheese Board For Christmas

Written by on December 8, 2016 in Gastronomy
The Perfect French Cheese Board For Christmas

Not sure which cheeses to serve at Christmas or what wine to pair them with? Guy Wolley, French food expert and chef. How to make the perfect cheese board for Christmas: The key to all cheeseboards is a good mix of flavour, texture and colour. If you can add some geographical spread and select cheeses from […]

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How to make a French Style Cheese Wreath at Christmas

Written by on December 5, 2016 in French Cuisine, Gastronomy, Starters
How to make a French Style Cheese Wreath at Christmas

Here’s how to give your table real Christmas wow factor with a French cheese wreath… French cheese wreath – fromage and flair This is not a recipe as such, it is more of an assembly job, but it is fun, festive and a little frivolous. It’s easy to do and looks fabulous in the centre […]

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How to make a Paris Brest Christmas Cake

Written by on November 30, 2016 in Desserts, Gastronomy
How to make a Paris Brest Christmas Cake

Paris Brest cakes are an absolute classic in France. Every pattisserie chef will have his or her own version of the delicious choux dough pastry. This version is very grown up and perfect for Christmas. Created by Scottish cook in Paris Jill Colonna, the whisky addition makes for a delicious twist! Choux dough 75g water […]

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