Starbucks opens in Lyon!

Starbucks Lyon, now open!

Located at 2 rue de la Republique, right at the Hotel de Ville metro stop, across from the Opera, the new Starbucks is open 7 days a week and carries many of the same items as its American stores. You can order as usual, buy bags of coffee, pick up a muffin or cheesecake and of course, add on the high-demand Starbucks Lyon mug.

The Lyon Starbucks drink lineup includes:

Smooth and versatile Espresso Roast is the soul of Starbucks® with a rich flavor, lingering aroma and caramel-like sweetness. While an espresso shot is the building block of most beverages at our store, in some countries espresso shots are sipped straight for a more intense experience in flavor.

Espresso Macchiato
A dense and caramelly-sweet espresso shot marked with a small amount of foamed milk. (Macchiato means marked.)

Espresso con Panna
A dense and caramelly-sweet espresso shot softened with a dollop of whipped cream.

Coffee of the week
See Christmas Blend below.

Caffè Latte
Rich, full-bodied Starbucks® espresso in steamed milk lightly topped with foam.

Rich, full-bodied Starbucks® espresso in a small amount of steamed milk, with a deep layer of foam. With less milk than a latte, the classic and complex cappuccino offers a stronger espresso flavor and luxurious texture.

Caffè Mocha
Rich, full-bodied Starbucks® espresso combined with our proprietary bittersweet mocha syrup and steamed milk. Topped with a cloud of whipped cream.

Caramel Macchiato
A signature Starbucks® beverage. A creamy mix of vanilla and freshly steamed milk marked with intense Starbucks® espresso, topped with velvety foam and our own proprietary buttery caramel sauce.

Caffè Americano
Rich, full-bodied Starbucks® espresso combined with hot water for the European alternative to American-style brewed coffee.

Currently featuring Starbucks® Christmas Blend

"Our festive blend of bold Asia/Pacific coffees and crisp and lively Latin American beans is back to spread holiday cheer all season long. We give this coffee a joyful, spicy warmth with a very special and rare ingredient: aged Indonesian beans."

Key term: Spicy

From many lands, one blend

Every coffee bean carries a distinctive taste that is particular to its land of origin. By carefully blending beans from different regions, our coffee experts have created an interesting interplay of aromas and flavors.

(from http://www.starbucks.com/)

Java Chip Frappuccino® Blended Coffee
A decadent combination of chocolate and java chips combined with Starbucks® Latin American coffees and milk, blended with ice, topped with whipped cream (optional) and chocolate drizzle, a chocolate lovers dream.

Caramel Frappuccino® Blended Coffee
A decadent treat of buttery caramel combined with Starbucks® Latin American coffees and milk, blended with ice, topped with whipped cream (optional) and a swirl of caramel sauce.

Mocha Frappuccino® Blended Coffee
A delightfully sweet and creamy combination of chocolate, Starbucks® Latin American coffees and milk, blended with ice, topped with whipped cream (optional).

Coffee Frappuccino® Blended Coffee
Starbucks® original Frappuccino®, Starbucks® Latin American coffees and milk, blended with ice.

Vanilla Bean Frappuccino® Blended Crème
A deliciously creamy, classic combination of Vanilla bean and milk, blended with ice, topped with whipped cream (optional).

Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino® Blended Crème
Rich chocolate, chocolate chips and milk, blended with ice, topped with whipped cream (optional), and chocolate drizzle.

White Chocolate Frappuccino® blended crème
Deliciously decadent White Chocolate Mocha combined with milk and blended with ice, topped with whipped cream (optional).

Hot Chocolate
Choice of steamed milk with mocha syrup, vanilla syrup and whipped cream. A classic hot chocolate - sweet and creamy - made with steamed milk, mocha syrup and topped with whipped cream and chocolate drizzle (optional).

Tazo® Chai Tea Latte
A spicy drink of black tea infused with cardamom, cinnamon, black pepper and star anise added to freshly steamed milk.

Tazo® Tea
The finest, full flavored teas offered in Black, Green, and Herbal Infusions, steeped in hot, filtered water for your enjoyment.

Today's coverage of opening day in 20 minutes

What's new this week on Lyon Eats?

- Translating an old holiday favorite: American recipe for Chex snack mix gets a French makeover. All ingredients available at your local Monoprix!

- Keeping Kosher in Lyon: restaurants, bakeries, butchers and groceries

- Just in time for the holidays: Making a pumpkin pie from scratch in France

- When the cravings are too much: Ordering your favorites from Aux Delices des Ameriques. From Dr Pepper and A&W root beer, to Reese's peanut butter cups and Duncan Hines frosting, Pop Tarts to marshmallow fluff, they've got it all - and free shipping for orders over 75 euros!

Also added to the list:
- Bagels, bagels, bagels! Suddenly available throughout Lyon
- Top it all with Cheddar cheese
- Crescent rolls in a can, perfect for all those Pampered Chef recipes
- Fried onions for your green bean casserole
- Pepperidge Farm cookies

Keep sending your questions, requests, updates and additions!

American recipe: 'Chex' snack mix

As the Christmas holidays approach, my cravings for American treats grows. I really wanted to make Chex snack mix the other day, but as can't buy Chex cereal here, I had to get creative. I compiled a modified shopping list from a recipe online, and set off for Monoprix.

While I wouldn't say that it came out just like Chex snack mix back home, it was pretty darn good. And our American guests seemed to like it too. I made an overflowing 9x13 dish and the eight of us nearly finished it off as we sat around gabbing.

So here's the recipe!

Chex Mix a la francaise

1 small bag pretzel sticks, broken in half
1 bag frites croustillantes (fried potato sticks)
1 bag soufflés tomates et ail (puffs flavored with tomato and garlic)
1 sleeve biscottes (melba toast) broken into bite-sized pieces
2-3 cups salted peanuts
4 Tbsp butter or margarine
1 1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp seasoned salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder (opt)
1/2 tsp Creole seasoning (opt)

Heat oven to 250°F. Pour Melt butter over low heat. Stir in all seasonings. Pour the contents of the bags and the peanuts into a (new!) garbage bag. Pour the butter mixture into the garbage bag. Shake gently until well mixed and coated. Pour into ungreased 13x9-inch pan.

Bake 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container.

When the cravings are too much...

...there is a solution! Aux Delices des Ameriques will happily deliver the following American groceries right to your door:
Dr Pepper, A&W root beer, Aunt Jemima original pancake mix, Betty Crocker chocolate frosting, Betty Crocker super moist carrot cake mix, Crisco shortening, Jell-o cheesecake, Kraft macaroni and cheese, cherry Jell-o mix, Jell-o instant chocolate, Libby's pumpkin pie filling, Quaker strawberries & cream oatmeal, Kellogg's Froot Loops, Hershey's cocoa powder, French's mustard, Heinz sweet pickle relish, Wrigley's Big Red, Twizzlers, Reese's Pieces candy, Reese's peanut butter cups, blueberry Pop Tarts, apple cinnamon Pop Tarts, mini Oreos, Duncan Hines chocolate frosting, Duncan Hines cream cheese frosting, Arm & hammer baking soda, Jif creamy peanut butter, marshmallow fluff, Aunt Jemima lite pancake syrup, Grandma's molasses, Wild West beef jerky - and a selection of Canadian products!

Aux Delices des Ameriques offers free shipping within France for orders over 75 Euros. All orders are shipped 48-hour priority mail Colissimo. You will receive confirmation by email and be able to track your order online.

Oh, and just in time for Thanksgiving, canned sweet potatoes are on sale!

Happy shopping!

Keeping Kosher in Lyon

Henry Lippman restaurant, take-out, catering and receptions
4 Rue Tony Tollet, Lyon, 69002

Jo Delices
44 Rue Rachais, Lyon, 69007

La Fortuna
68 Rue de la Charite, Lyon, 69002

La Petite Maison
35 Rue P. Corneille, Lyon, 69006

Kfé K (delivery service)
16 r Fénelon, Lyon, 69006

Aux Delices du Marais
8 Rue Eugene Emmanuel, Villeurbanne, 69100

53 Rue Hippolyte Kahn, Villeurbanne, 69100

Nassy Gourmand
41 Rue Alexandre Boutin, Villeurbanne, 69100

Oneg Obadia
2 Rue Jubin, Villeurbanne, 69100

Chalom Traiteur
30 Eue A. Boutin, Villeurbanne, 69100

Le Belvedere
14 Rue Jean Jaurès, Villeurbanne, 69100

Le Galil
54 Rue du 4 Aout, Villeurbanne, 69100

Le Pinocchio
14 Rue A. Boutin, Villeurbanne, 69100

Pizza Cash
13 Rue d'Inkerman, Villeurbanne, 69100

61 Rue Greuze, Villeurbanne, 69100

9 Rue Michel Servet, Villeurbanne, 69100

American recipe: Pumpkin pie from scratch

Thanksgiving is often one of the big challenges for Americans in France. We suddenly find ourselves without Grandma's recipes and expertise, and without and Libby's pumpkin!

The saying “as American as apple pie” might be more accurate if it mentioned pumpkin pie. This holiday treat was included in the country’s first cookbook in 1796, American Cookery, by an American Orphan by Amelia Simmons. Pumpkins and other gourds were introduced to the settlers in New England by the Native Americans. Two hundred years later, no Thanksgiving dinner is complete without the quintessential pumpkin pie for dessert.

In France you can buy courge (winter squash) in markets and any large grocery store. For making one pumpkin pie, buy at least 2 kilos of squash. Was the squash well. Cut it into 2-inch pieces and cook on high in the microwave until soft. Cut the orange squash away from the tough edge. Using a blender or food processor, puree the squash until smooth. There's your pumpkin puree!

Here's the show-stealer. Pumpkin pie, made from scratch. If you need a good, simple pie crust recipe, go here.)

2 cups pumpkin puree
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup evaporated milk or light cream (15 %)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pie crust, unbaked

In mixing bowl, combine pumpkin puree, sugar, and seasonings. Add eggs, mixing well. Add evaporated milk and vanilla. Stir well. Pour pumpkin pie mixture into pastry-lined pie pan.

Bake in preheated oven at 375 degrees for about 45 minutes or longer, until pumpkin pie is set. Place a large piece of foil over the pie if it starts getting too brown. Check doneness by inserting a knife into the center. If it comes out clean, you're good to go!

Serve warm or cool with whipped cream.

More holiday recipes, tailored to France, here.

What's new this week on Lyon Eats?

- Vegetarian dining in Lyon
"Here, vegetarianism is not about deprivation, but enrichment." Now that sounds like a nice change from the usual plain pasta! And have you heard about the vegetarian cooking workshops for children?

Starbucks opening soon!
Find out when and where, and how to order your double macchiato in French

- Sara Lee is in my grocery store?
Yes, she is! You just have to know where to find her.

- K-R-A-F-T
We haven't spotted Mac-n-Cheese yet, but there are many other Kraft products on the shelves.

Also added to the list:
- Campbell's soups hiding under a different label
- A good substitute for Virginia country ham
- How to make French onion dip and your chip choices
- Heath bar substitute
- Southerners need their grits
- Wake up and smell the Maxwell House

Keep sending your questions, requests, updates and additions!