Tuesday, March 21, 2006
A week "en Savoie"
We spent a week on holiday in a part of France called Haute-Savoie. This is the alps, just south of Geneva and a beautiful part of the country full of lovely food. We had a wonderful week with tonnes of snow, skiing and indulging in local produce....here are some of the things we had. My favourite biscuits ever, Galette St Michel, they are like a slightly sweeter, finer biscuit and I'm desperately addicted to them. For breakfast we would have fresh bread with some Conte, Tomme de Savoie, Morbier, saussison sec and gelee de coins (quince-another favourite). Then we had more cheese for lunch and dinners in tartiflettes, quiche au reblochon and raclette. This was all digested with local wines like Abymes, Apresmont, Chignin and Gamay. For dessert we would have lovely gateaux like pear and chocolate with a ground almond and sweet eggy batter on top, Bugnes, appeltart, chocolate and nut tart and more! so much jummy food....it was a shame to leave but not without some provisions in my bag.