May 12, 2010
Inside Mireille Guiliano's The French Women Don't Get Fat Cookbook you will find recipes, of course--and tantalizing and practical recipes they are--but you will also read about a different way of looking at food. This is a companion book of sorts to the author's French Women Don't Get Fat, a non-diet book on how to enjoy food and stay slim (and non, it is not le smoking!) For many people, food and eating have become something to be tamed or managed. Rather than taking the What must I do without approach to eating, perhaps try the How can I prepare my favorite nutritional food so that I am content to enjoy it reasonable portions? As the book reminds us, the most pleasure of eating something we love comes with the first 3 or 4 bites. There is no need to gorge ourselves or feel deprived and grouchy because we are missing out on the foods we love. Remember portion proportion. In this day of repulsive shows that feature people stuffing the biggest pizza or most enormous burger into their mouths as entertainment, it is great to take a step back and take a look at how we can eat (what we love) to live and not live to eat. After all, there are consequences, n'est -ce pas?
Recipes include--Vegetable Curry, Salmon with Endives and Oranges en Papillote, Pumpkin and Apple Soup, Red Berry Smoothies, Yogurt and Oatmeal Cake, and Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal, and so on. But you will enjoy reading it even of you don't think you like to cook. You may even change your mind.
Published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster