A farmer’s market with a difference: Hinterglemmer Bauernmarkt

Here in Austria, we’ll accept any excuse for a festival! It could just be an excuse celebrate the local landscape, such as Zell am See’s Seefest (lake festival). It might be a reason to celebrate Austria’s delicious food and drink, like Seefeld’s annual Strudelfest. Or we might simply gather the village together to greet the

The Top Five Restaurants In Chamonix

At the base of Mont Blanc and bordering France, Switzerland and Italy, Chamonix is highly revered as a mecca for mountain sports throughout the year. With all of that exertion however, it’s even more important that the food is truly top notch. With that in mind, we’ve compiled our top 5 restaurants in Chamonix. From

Tiroler Gröstl

Austria has a fantastic culinary heritage with well known popular classics including Schnitzel, Goulash, Apfel Strudel and Sacher Torte at the top of menus throughout the country. However, one of my absolute favourite winter dishes has to be Tiroler Gröstl.   This hearty dish was traditionally devised to use up left overs and if anyone

Chocoholics Delight In Interlaken

Switzerland has always been synonymous with fine chocolate and here in Interlaken two long term residents are lifting the lid on the secrets of chocolate making. Chocolate was brought back to Europe by the Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century but didn’t make it to Switzerland until 1819 when François-Louis Cailler set up his factory

Hugo’s all ’round!

Since coming to Austria, there are quite a few things I have taken back to my native England and forced upon my friends and family, one being my favourite drink of the summer, the Hugo. This delicious prosecco based drink is perfect for a sunny afternoon on the decking or by the shores of a

Top 5 Vegetarian Delicacies from Switzerland!

As a vegetarian living in Switzerland for the summer, I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite Swiss vegetarian dishes to celebrate National Vegetarian Week. All of my previous seasons have been spent in France, and I have enjoyed many Fondues (most often consisting of Swiss Cheeses Gruyere and Emmental) and Raclettes during

Courmayeur Gourmet Mountain Experience

Arnie Wilson is talking all things culinary this week, as he has recently returned from a Gourmet tour with none other than Heston Blumenthal!  Like most ski writers I am always being asked what I do in the summer (I write about skiing or sometimes make for the Andes) , where my favourite ski area