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Summer Alpine Photography

Although we love our big hiking days, you don’t have to go far from our chalet in les gets to find the most stunning scenery and nature. In June and July the meadows are heaving with Alpine flowers and insects which attracts keen photographers to our pastures. Local...

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Hiking holidays in the Alps

Another breathtaking hike this time on the Roc D'enfer! This hike is one of the most challenging walks you can encounter whilst on a walking holiday in Les Gets. Highly exposed and following a long knife edge ridge, this is not for the faint hearted! The views from...

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Walking holidays French Alps

Our guests staying with us for an Alpine Walking Holiday enjoyed a fantastic ridge walk on the Pic de Marcelly today. Blue sky, atmospheric clouds, outstanding views & great company on the walk was then followed by drinks & canapés on the terrace at Chalet...

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Importance of Salt & Seasoning

Before you start to create tasty food that’s full of flavour for those of you who haven’t yet discovered the importance of salt, I just wanted to add a few notes……

Being able to season properly with salt is the single most important skill a cook must have if they want their food to taste its best.

No matter how many fantastic ingredients and herbs you use in a dish, if the dish is under -seasoned it will taste bland and incomplete!

The dish obviously has to be made with the best ingredients, cooked in the best way and pared with complementing flavours but if it lacks seasoning it makes the difference between a good dish and a great dish!

Salt releases molecules within food that would otherwise be locked away. Some of these molecules are released into the air helping with the aroma of food and which is also important to our perception of flavour.

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