I don't go to Carrefour very often, because somehow I always end up spending more money than I counted on. This last time it was because there is a new addition to the cheese isle. There was a nice lady sampling this new product called "fromage à la crème" by Elle & Vire. They have Black Pepper, Chives, and Plain. It's the French answer to Philadelphia Cream Cheese. It comes with a cheese cake recipe on the label and all. Unlike "fromage à tartiner", this cheese has a more robust consistency that should work great in American dessert recipes. I haven't tried it out yet, but I'm pretty sure this one is a winner.
I first came to France 16 years ago. A couple of weeks ago was the first time I have come across fresh corn on the cob! The french still haven't quite figured out what to do with it yet, expect for putting it in their salad, which is why each ear comes with a handy paper band with instructions. They have the "Recette Micro-Onde: A La Coque" (Boiled Corn in the Microwave), "Recette Vapeur: A La Quebequoise" (Quebec Style Steamed Corn), "Recette Barbecue: A La Provencale" (Provence Style Barbequed Corn), and "Recette Four: En Papillotte" (Foil Wrapped Corn Baked in the Oven).
So where do you get this corn? In the 7th arrondisment near Gerland, at:
87, Bd Yves Farge
The retail section is at the back of the driveway. They always carry fresh corn on the cob but sometimes they run out. They are open from 8am-7pm Mon-Fri., 8am-1pm and 3pm-7pm on Sat., and from 8am-12pm Sundays and Holidays.
Post by Dori
The wonderful Ngân Đàm is leaving Lyon this summer and has asked me to pick up the Lyon Eats blog for her and the blog's creator Kari Masson. I'd like to thank her for her contribution and wish her and her family good luck in their travels.
Take care and please let us know how you are doing,
Kind Regards, Dori