Saffron in France | Red Gold in the Dordogne

30 Jul

Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world. Derived from the dried stigmas of the saffron crocus, it takes anything from 70,000 to 250,000 flowers to make one pound of saffron. The flowers must be individually handpicked in the autumn when fully open. Fortunately, only a little needs to be added to a dish […]

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Coquille St Jacques with a Truffle and Sauterne Sauce

30 Jul

A delicious scallop recipe that easy to make but so impressive. Shared by Countess Simonof-Arpels who has a saffron farm in the Dordogne and absolutely loves to cook dreamy dishes. Serves 4 Ingredients 3­4 large prepared scallops per person 2 shallots l large wine glass of Sauterne (or any dessert wine ) 6­7 dessertspoons double […]

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The famous thermal baths of Saint Gervais Haute Savoie

30 Jul

Saint-Gervais-les-Bains is in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It’s only a short distance from Italy, Switzerland and Mont Blanc and as ski resorts go, it’s relatively quiet. The village of Saint Gervais has been a popular ski destination for decades. However, it’s still a pretty village which has kept some […]

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