I begin this post with heartfelt thanks to my friend Adaleide at the library who recommended the book French Women Don’t Get Fat. Even though weight is not an issue for me personally, this book was so informative and delightful that I had a tough time putting it down. It prompted me to take an educated look at the food I eat and to question how healthy my daily diet is.
The book includes recipes for life in addition to recipes for cooking. I know I will try a number of the recipes out. With the approaching Fall, I am especially anxious to try some of the soups and homemade breads. There’s nothing like the smell of fresh bread baking in the oven on a crisp day. I don’t make bread as often as I used to, and this book reminded me of the many benefits attached to making your own.
By an odd coincidence, the author Mireille Guiliano, will be in Chicago on Thursday, October 28th at the Alliance Francaise. She recently published a cookbook and will demonstrate a recipe from it and sign her book. It would be fabulous to see her in person to be able to tell her how much I loved her book. I’d like to hear her voice and French accent too!
Because of this book, I will work very hard to adapt the French philosophy of eating fresh food that is in season more often to derive a more healthy lifestyle.
“Vivre de pain, d’amour, et d’eau fraiche!” (Live on bread, love, and fresh water) – in moderation of course! C’est vrai.