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Hay-smoked salmon with a citrus sauce

Salmon or trout fillets cooked over hay on the hob is an easy dish to cook but it packs a whole bunch of flavour. And …

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Recipe for barbecued caramel salted toffee apples

This has to be one of the easiest deserts to make. Ever. And if you love barbecues and toffee apples – you’ll love this. I …

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Recipe for barbecued beetroot and beet slaw with hazelnuts

This is a really easy, really tasty and fresh way to serve beetroot with style. I learned this recipe in the French Alps, at the …

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Caramel dipped cherry tomatoes – aperitif food

This preparation of cherry tomatoes is a firm favourite for sunny day aperitifs. It’s very easy to make and adds a little je ne sais …

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How to make a French cheese board

Take a trip with your taste buds via a French cheeseboard! Add a flavour of Normandy’s finest, a soupcon of Franche-Comté’s famous fromage, a chunk …

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Roquefort butter and walnuts French canape recipe

Roquefort butter (Roquefort beurre in French) is really easy to make and utterly delicious. You don’t have to add walnuts but they do give a …

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French poached eggs in red wine sauce

Only the French would think of serving poaching eggs in wine! A simple, humble egg becomes a tiny feast. I’ve had poached eggs in wine …

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Recipe for Gateau de Savoie

We owe the Savoy Cake to the pastry chef of Amédée VI (1334 – 1383), Count of Savoy, Aosta and Maurienne. It was invented in …

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Baked Pears with an easy to make caramel sauce

Baked pears with a caramel sauce, a speciality of Brittany. It’s an irresistible combination! Ingredients 6 ripe Comice pears or any very firm, sweet pear, …

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How to make Reblochon pie

Reblochon pie is a cheey, easy and irresistible taste of the French mountains made with the local cheese – reblochon. My first taste was at …

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