They say a picture is worth a thousand words but I always have trouble conveying what I experience as I travel in just a few images per blog post. This summer, I’ve been experimenting with little videos which I hope are helpful in showing you exactly what I am seeing and hearing (sadly, smell-o-vision is not a reality yet!).
A couple of weeks ago, I visited Lyon for the first time with Jennifer (read her thoughts here) and we were treated to a whirlwind tour of a very magical city by the wonderful Lucy Vanel who runs Plum Lyon, a cooking school offering basic French cuisine classes (specialising in Lyonnaise food), pastry classes and market table classes (which include a morning visit to the outdoor market, the neighborhood fromagerie and boulangerie). Unwittingly, on the Sunday morning, Lucy gave us a taste of her market table class as we made our way through two outdoor markets, checked out the fromagerie and boulangerie and headed back to the school where Lucy prepared a fabulous lunch with the fresh ingredients we’d picked up from the market. Because it’s not just what Lucy does on a day when she has classes – it’s the French way of life that she embraces and celebrates daily.
Though we were busy shopping, chatting with market vendors and sampling the various fruits, charcuterie and cheeses, I did manage to capture a little bit of the market atmosphere in the smaller Marché Petite Place de La Croix Rousse on film and put together a little video for those of you who can’t get to a French market this summer!
Interested in Lucy’s classes? Check out the Plum Lyon website!
Disclosure: Lucy is a friend but did not ask me to mention her school or classes. I am always happy to share friends’ awesome projects that I think my readers will be interested in and personally, I’ll be making a beeline for Lyon and Plum as soon as I can!