Food Microbiology – Lyon, France (Part#5)

We started the day off eating breakfast and waiting for our drivers and tour guides Olivier and Alain. As soon as they arrived we packed into the large vans and were on our way to Pérouges and Annecy (both located to the east of Lyon). We made a small detour shortly after leaving Lyon at Pérouges, a small medieval town.…

Food Microbiology – Lyon, France (Part#4)

Sunday and Monday were “free” days to explore the city of Lyon on our own. Sunday: Our group took the tram up to the Aquarium du Grand Lyon. The fish were separated by where they are indigenous to, which was nice because we were able to see which fish were closer to us and which were absolutely not. One of…

Food Microbiology – Lyon, France (Part#3)

Our day started with a tour of Lyon’s Historic Silk industry. The town was filled with houses built just for the 30,000 silk makers which inhabited Lyon during the 19th century and also many traboules, which were used in this town as pathways to make the transportation of the silk much easier. The silk makers lived in a small room…