Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Food Column – Carol Taylor – A – Z of Food – ‘V’ for Vacherin, Vanilla, Veal, Vegetable Spaghetti and Vichyssoise

The letter V…we are nearing the end of the alphabet which means the festive season is nigh…I do hope you are enjoying this series as much as I have enjoyed researching and writing it …my thanks go out to Sally for republishing what is one of my favourite series…Enjoy the letter V and please stay safe and well xxx

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

The A-Z of food…a culinary tour of the alphabet…The letter
V…Vacherin, Vanilla, Veal, Vegetable Spaghetti and Vichyssoise etc.

Welcome to this weeks edition of the Culinary Alphabet…Where I am exploring some culinary delights beginning with the letter V.

Unusual for me as I am a savoury girl and not a sweet girl…I am starting with a dessert…


Well, it could be one of two things they are both spelled the same…although they couldn’t be more different…one is a cheese the other is a light very pretty meringue French dessert.

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Swiss people call this soft, washed-rind cheese as Vacherin du Mont d’Or, in France it is called Vacherin du Haut Doubs (or just Vacherin in local shops).

Vacherin is made from pasteurized cow’s milk, which offers a full-flavoured and slightly acidic taste. The cheese becomes almost liquid after maturation. It has…

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10 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Food Column – Carol Taylor – A – Z of Food – ‘V’ for Vacherin, Vanilla, Veal, Vegetable Spaghetti and Vichyssoise

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  2. marianbeaman

    You amaze me, Carol with your culinary alphabet A-Z. Usually there are one or two items that I’m fuzzy about or never or never heard of. Take, for instance, “vichyssoise,” that I wasn’t sure about.

    I read the comments too! 10,000 steps! My daughter is the shopper in our family, and if I ever shop with her, I’m usually ready to drop! 🙂

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      5 and a half hours I was shopping I am really ready to drop it will be an early night for me tonight…lol
      Some of those I often either don’t or don’t know that I did or like you with the Vichyssoise not sure …Thank you for dropping by and leaving a valued comment, Marian 🙂 x


  3. robertawrites235681907

    I have been wanting to tell you, Carol, that I have joined the Gingerbread Exchange. It has loads of amazing gingerbread ideas and there are lots of other cake artists who belong. I have found a fantastic challenge for my Christmas display and I’m very excited about it.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Lovely I have been saving things to my Pinterest board Cake Decorating and some of them …I know it requires patience look easier than I thought…I will check the Gingerbread Exchange out..Thank you,Robbie…I can’t wait to see your Christmas display xx

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