The need to feed

    Guests always ask which of the evenings meals is my favourite and although it is a pretty tough call as I only put things on the menu that I really enjoy, I have to say the crispy pork belly...

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September 24, 2015

Spiced Fruit meringue recipe

Autumn in the Alps is truly a “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”, as Keats so perfectly described (thanks GCSE English Literature for that one).  I’m probably guilty of thinking each season is my favourite when it arrives but with...

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After three seasons serving slightly different versions of the red pepper tatin, I felt it needed a complete change. I was trying to use more and more local ingredients and take more inspiration from Savoyard cuisine but keeping the modern...

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With two seasons cooking under my belt, my confidence had grown significantly and I was increasingly adding more intricate touches to dishes. I had been experimenting with various home made icecreams during the season and was really keen to try...

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As summer begins to fade and the autumn chill starts to creep in, I always start thinking about what new dishes I’m going to add the menu – I mean, I’m pretty much thinking about this all day everyday but,...

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Right I’m setting my stall out early doors with about the most hedonistic recipe I can think of, combining as many indulgent ingredients as possible to create a truly extravagant treat; my ultimate rocky road. It started life as a...

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Our modern twist on a classic Savoyard dish

It has always been important to me to use local ingredients whenever possible and so for one of this season’s starters, I decided that I wanted to take a typical Savoyard dish and give it fun and modern twist. You...

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On 4th October 2014, we were delighted that Riverwood Lodge was listed by The Times in the Top 50 ski holidays for the upcoming season. Unfortunately, in order to share Times articles you need to have a subscription to read them....

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After two ski seasons of chalet hosting, I was surprised by the number of guests staying each week who were on restricted diets because of food sensitivities or intolerances. It turns out at that I shouldn’t have been surprised at...

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We went on holiday to Italy this summer and found some wild Porcini mushrooms whilst out and about. This video recipe shows you how easy it is to whip up a Porcini mushroom risotto. We’ve also included a detailed written...

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