La Route des Grandes Alpes is a 680km journey that starts from Thonon-les-Bains, which sits just beside Lac Léman and ends at Menton, on the French Riviera. Here are some photos from our one-week motorcycle tour of the route.
I love having these almond orange cakes with coffee or tea, especially for le goûter (also known as quatre heures) - a snack that takes place at around 4pm that traditionally features something sweet. The recipe is super simple and the results, I find, are moist and vibrant in flavour.
I love how the dish offers a spectrum of complimentary flavours: the tangy sweetness of the peaches and honey; the gentle bite of the balsamic; the green freshness of the basil; the unique undertone of the cardamon and the ricotta that softens the palate.
The first weekend of June was a long one for us: four hot days passed lazily in the south of Burgundy, where Rémi's mother showed me how to make choux (pronounced a bit like "shoe") - a French pastry I've been wanting to learn how to make for some time.
In coming from Paris, Rémi and I were naturally more interested in exploring the countryside that surrounds Reims than the city itself. Picturesque vineyards, curving roads and, according to one local, the first sunny weekend of the year, our weekend motorbike adventure was set to be a good one.