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The importance of French Bread

One of the great joys of visiting France is a visit to the “boulangerie” to buy wonderful crusty French bread but did you know quite how important this humble food stuff is to the French nation ? In 1788-9 a combination of market speculation and poor weather led to grain shortages which in turn led […]

5 Things to consider when booking a luxury ski chalet holiday

When it comes to booking a luxury ski holiday there are a host of things to consider and while the internet can provide a wealth of fascinating facts, it can also be confusing in its breadth of information, so here is my list of the things I would consider if I was booking a luxury […]

Afternoon Tea – One of life’s luxuries

Afternoon Tea is a British Institution and one of life’s true little luxuries. The tradition of taking a mid-afternoon snack is believed to have been started by Anne, 7th Duchess of Bedford in the early 19th century. At that time it was customary to dine late and in order to stave off hunger pangs, she […]

Cheese, cheese, glorious cheese

France is well known for its cheeses – there are over 246 different cheeses in France and every region has its specialities. The Savoie is no exception and boasts some wonderful cheeses which we serve in the chalets. My favourite has to be Beaufort which is made high up in the mountains all along the […]

Breakfast – the best meal of the day ?

We all know the importance of eating a good breakfast to set us up for the day ahead and this is particularly important when on a skiing holiday. The science-fiction writer, Robert Heinlein said ” One should not attend even the end of the world without a good breakfast.” So with this in mind, we […]