Le Black Friday! 4 things to know

1. My American Market is launching a 3-day sale for Black Friday weekend: 20% off Hershey's kisses, 30% off A&H baking soda, 25% Herhey's semi sweet chocolate chips, 25% off Kool Aid barrels, 20% off Newman's Own popcorn, 30% jellied cranberry sauce, and much more... It's time to stock up on your favorite foods!

2. The Christmas market at Perrache opened yesterday! Santa will be there for kids from 3pm to 7pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 7pm on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Mark your calendars!

3. Shop 'til you drop!
In the past, the annual Christmas market organized by the French military was open just to the military staff and their families. This year they are opening it to public. All proceeds will be donated to handicapped children.
Date: Dec 3rd from 9am to 15pm
Location: 22, avenue Leclerc, Quartier General Frere, 69007

4. Christmas Carols are coming!
The 5th annual Christmas Carol celebration will includethe traditional English Christmas Carols that so many of you grew up with. There will also be a short talk about the real reason we celebrate Christmas given by pastor Mike DiGena. Some refreshments will be offered after the celebration. Last year over 400 people who came, so don't be late if you want a seat!
Date: Dec 13th at 4pm
Location: the Temple du Change (Eglise Reformée) in Old Lyon (Vieux Lyon) on the Place du Change, 69005

Thanksgiving at MyAM!

There's still time to place Thanksgiving orders at My American Market!

Any orders received before 3pm will be shipped that day. You can opt for Chronopost and get home delivery the next day before 1pm (usually just a couple of euros more than La Poste Colissimo).

Libby's 100% pumpkin purée, Stovetop stuffing mix, Crisco for pie crusts, Aunt Jemima's cornbread, Ocean Spray whole cranberry sauce, Princella canned yams, pecans, marshmallows, pure cane sugar, jellied cranberry sauce, Karo syrup... it's all there!

Wine tasting in Lyon: fun & free!

A very big welcome to Lyon Eats' newest guest writer, Ngan Dam. Ngan is currently teaching English here in Lyon, and also searching for the best wines along the way. She is a trained and certified English literature and ESL teacher, has years of experience in the translation and interpretation industry, speaks English, Vietnamese, and Spanish, and is working to add French to the list. She is a Suite 101 contributor, writes for Go English mgazine, and blogs at Le Croissant Trail.

Wine tasting is one of my favorite things to do in Lyon for two reasons: it is FUN and it is FREE. Where else in the world can you have gratuit access to hundreds, if not thousands, kinds of wine in one place, at the same time?

Don’t worry if you are a novice drinker (like me), these salons des vins are super casual and the vignerons (winemakers) love to talk about their wines to those who visit their stands and want to taste their products. Some vignerons speak English!

Vinomedia and Vigneron Independent are two organizations that have annual salons des vins in Lyon.

Vinomedia hosts several salons des vins yearly in Lyon. Their salons are smaller than Vigneron Independent’s, featuring about 100 winemakers. Click here for the dates and location of Vinomedia’s upcoming tasting events.

Vigneron Independent, an association of independent winemakers of France, hosts a big salon every fall at le Halle de Tony Garnier in Gerland. More than 500 vignerons showcase their wines over the course of 5 days. Imagine all the wine you can sample!

Entrance fees to these salons run between 3 to 6 euros. However, you can request free invitations on Vinomedia and Vigneron Independent websites. Local newspapers, such as ANOUS, LyonPlus and Le Petit Bulletin, often print free invitations a few days or weeks before the salons.


10 days of Thanksgiving recipes!

I'll be posting a recipe each day until Thanksgiving over at Bon Appétit, a blog with over 400 recipes for Americans cooking in France. These aren't just any holiday recipes - they're tried and tested American recipes using ingredients you can get in France! Green bean casserole, sweet potatoes two different ways, deviled eggs, buttery yeast rolls, two kinds of dressing, pumpkin pie filling from scratch...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Bilingual kids' club - last spots open!

Want something fun, entertaining (and cheap!) for your kids this weekend?

One-day bilingual kids' club

Who: Children 6-12 years old

Songs, stories, sports, games, handbells

Saturday, November 14th

Where: Centre Paroissial de l’Eglise Réformée, 6 rue Albert Thomas, 69300 Caluire
Near Stade Henri Cochet (Metro C to « Cuire», then Bus 33 to «Stade H. Cochet »)

Time: 9h30-16h00 (each child should bring a sack lunch)

5 €/child (3€/ for families with multiple kids)

Questions? / cbdigena(AT)gmail.com / or click here for more info.

Sign up soon by calling the phone number above. But hurry - there are just a few spots left!

e-My American Market

The November e-newsletter from My American Market has just come out - and if you don't get it, you really are missing out. I've lived in France for 6 years and every issue of this newsletter has consistently had topics of interest and things that made me go, "I didn't know that!" and, "How cool!"

In this issue, for example, there's not only a recipe for Pumpkin Cranberry Bread, but also a recipe for Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice. (Now that's useful in France!)

It's more than just food though - the new immigration visa (no carte de séjour required) and saying it with flowers en français and the 8 flowers to avoid.

You can sign up for the newsletter here (I really recommend you do), become a fan on Facebook and also follow Clark from MyAM on Twitter.

10cm Baby Subway for 1€


SUBWAY restaurants in Lyon have launched a new ranges of Baby Subways for only 1€! The 10cm sandwich comes in 5 varieties: ham, turkey, tuna salad, roast beef or salami & pepperoni - all with your choice of lettuce, American cheese and the usual topping selections.

6 Place des Terreaux , Lyon, 69001

19 rue Childebert, Lyon, 69002

3 Rue Saint Jean, Lyon, 69005

Gare de Perrache (2nd floor), 69002

Centre Commercial de la Part-Dieu (4th floor), 69003

Gare de la Part-Dieu / Station Tram T1, 29 boulevard Vivier Merle, Lyon, 69003

85 avenue Gambetta, Métro Garibaldi, Lyon, 69007

1 Cours Emile Zola Charpenne, Villeurbanne, 69100

36 rue St Pierre de Vaise , Lyon, 69009

21 Avenue Debourg, Lyon, 69007

New to Lyon?

The Lyon AVF invites you to an Open House and tour of Vieux Lyon on Saturday, November 21st from 10am - 4pm.

5 place de la Baleine
69005 LYON
Tel: 04 78 42 50 03
(métro D – Vieux Lyon Cathédrale Saint Jean)

Sign up by email: avf-lyon.rhone@wanadoo.fr

What is AVF?

AVF is a national association with 350 local branches throughout France (including Lyon!) designed to help people who have recently moved to the area.

What do they do?

Qualified AVF personnel listen to your needs provide you with the information to answer your list of questions. Oh, and it's free. AVF is staffed by volunteers who want to help you with the transition.

There are 30 AVF branches in the Rhône-Alpes region. Click here to find one near you.