Gastronomy

Unique Culinary Vacations with La Vie du Château in France

Unique Culinary Vacations with La Vie du Château in France

There can be little that is more fun and more fabulous than taking a cookery lesson in a château in France – a land where gastronomy is UNESCO listed because it’s such an important part of French culture. And there’s nowhere better for an authentic culinary vacation and to experience the art of French living […]

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Recipe for three cheese Fougasse bread from France

Written by on March 16, 2017 in Gastronomy, Starters
Recipe for three cheese Fougasse bread from France

Fougasse bread is a French flat bread, a typical staple of Provence. Traditionally it’s styled in a grain of wheat style (like the photo) and it’s origins are thought to be Roman. It’s a bit like the Italian foccacia  bread – but with a French twist. Fougasse was once used to assess the temperature of a wood […]

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Fabulous Food and Wine Tours of Nice

Written by on March 13, 2017 in Gastronomy, Provence-Alpes, Wine and Drinks
Fabulous Food and Wine Tours of Nice

Enjoying the local food where ever you go on a trip to France is part of the adventure, especially in Nice. If you really want to feel the culture of Nice, experiencing it through the food and wine is one of the most fun and memorable ways to get under the skin of this sunny […]

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Irresistible wine tasting in Provence

Written by on March 6, 2017 in Provence-Alpes, Wine and Drinks
Irresistible wine tasting in Provence

You simply have to indulge when you visit the gorgeous sunny south of France. Here, the great gastronomy is perfectly partnered with wonderful wines and wine tasting in Provence especially the area known as the Luberon, is an absolute joy. Vines have grown here since Roman times. The soil and the climate and a whole […]

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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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