Gourmet bookshop: Badiane

"Don’t leave place Bellecour before stopping off at Badiane. Lyon’s answer to Notting Hill’s Books for Cooks (London) offers a deluge of gastro-literature along with gadgety gifts that will astound even the most weathered foodie."
- Inflight by EasyJet, 2007

"Lyon also has a Gourmet Bookstore, Badiane where one can buy gastonomical books in English or French - a little piece of Lyon to take home with you!"
- TripAdvisor

Conveniently located at 1 place Bellecour, Badiane is foodie and booklover's heaven. You can shop their store or their online shop. Currently Badiane is offering flat priced shipping within France for 2.50 euros. Anthony Bourdain, Alain Ducasse, Gordon Ramsay, Paul Bocuse...all your favorite chefs are there!

A word from the owners, Marianne Vellieux-Motus and Catherine Guérin:
"Badiane is a one-stop-shop for all things food. We offer a wide assortment of books on cuisine (but specializing in the French genre, of course), cooking courses taught by renowned regional chefs, and an art gallery devoted to food. The wide selection of material, the convivial atmosphere and the helpful, bilingual staff make Badiane a must-see."

From Badiane's website:

Step into Badiane, the bookshop for every type of cuisine. You’ll discover thousands of books; a genuine feast of savours.

From floor to ceiling, the shelves are loaded with works, each describing dishes more succulent than the last, while the tables are laden with piles of books that evoke cuisine, wine, good products and healthy eating!

Next to the cookbooks, you can also leaf through novels, poems, stories, photo albums, essays, studies, biographies, dictionaries, and more besides.

Whatever your age, you’ll find something to chew over at Badiane!

Badiane: A book for every cuisine
1 place Bellecour, 69002
04 72 41 18 00

Open Mondays from 2 pm to 7 pm
Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 am to 7 pm

By métro : lines A et D - Bellecour
By bus : lines 28, 29, 30, 91 10, 14, 15, 88
By car : car parks at Bellecour, Célestins, Antonin Poncet, Saint Antoine

In the mood for Tex-Mex?

In the late 1800s the Texas Mexican Railway was built to connect Corpus Christi, Texas to Laredo, Mexico. As Mexican laborers crossed the border into Texas, they brought with them their traditional foods. Vendors sold the foods to their new Anglo neighbors. The best vendors realized that in order to sell more, they needed to adapt to Texan tastes. From these adaptations a new cuisine was born...

Serving since 1985, Buddy Burd's is Lyon's original Tex-Mex restaurant. Nachos, quesadillas, chimichangas, chili con carne, tacos, guacamole, fajitas, margaritas - you'll find it all here!

Located next to Place des Terreaux, the restaurant seats 120 on two floors. The shaded terrace opens in summers. Buddy Burd offers take-out and delivery services. Fixed price menus range from 15 to 20 euros.

Buddy Bird's has been featured in Marie-Claire magazine as well as Promocash Magazine.

4, rue Rene-Leynaud, 69001
04 78 39 27 75

photos from www.buddyburd.fr

Taking coffee a step further

The Paul Bocuse culinary institute and the coffee merchant Malongo pool skills to create the very first “Coffee Studio”, a dedicated teaching establishment on “coffee culture”. “Coffee studio” is part of the Institute of Culinary Arts in Ecully and offers several courses on coffee not only for the students of the Institute but also to professionals of the hotel and catering industry, and amateurs. Practical courses will give an insight into the historical and botanical aspects, the various harvesting methods, roasting, storage, as well as techniques and methods used to prepare various specialties and handling machines. The course also includes coffee tasting and sensorial analysis, coffee varieties and aromas, serving the right kind of coffee with food (deserts, alcohol, cigars, etc.), coffee and health.

Studio Café is thus an extension of Malongo’s commitment to vocational training and part of its awareness approach on the “coffee culture”. It is also truly in line with Paul Bocuse Institute‘s philosophy of passing on knowledge and supplements workshops on gastronomy, oenology and the art of dining.

Studio Café courses are offered in both English and French. See the course catalog here.

Source: Aderly Lyon

If a Studio Café course is a bit more than you're wanting, you can also visit the Malongo Café in Lyon-Ecully at the Galerie Marchande Carrefour, 69130. All the great arabicas are there, with some 45 pure origin coffees such as Guadeloupe Bonifieur, Haïtian Blue or Blue Mountain from Jamaica. They also offer more than 60 varieties of tea: black, green, smoked or flavoured teas.