- Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (Dec 26 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0307387992
- ISBN-13: 978-0307387998
- Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 2.5 x 17.4 cm
- Shipping Weight: 272 g
- Average Customer Review: 28 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #467,540 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure Mass Market Paperback – Dec 26 2007
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“Delightful. . . . Hands down, this is the best of the newest crop of weight-control books.”
“The perfect book. . . . A blueprint for building a healthy attitude toward food and exercise.”
—San Francisco Chronicle
“Filled with slimming secrets.”
“Not only delicious, but a true story of one of the greatest ladies in the world.”
—Chef Emeril Lagasse
About the Author
Born and raised in France, Mireille Guiliano first lived in America as an exchange student and came back for good early in her professional career. She is president and CEO of Clicquot, Inc., whose headquarters are in New York, and a director of Champagne Veuve Clicquot in Reims. Married to an American, Mireille lives most of the year in New York and makes frequent trips to Paris as well as across America.
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My disagreement lies with the jeopardy of calling juice or dairy 'offenders'! Most everything has fat. What's critical is that we ingest the right nutrients, not strive for thinness. Also, this author does not write vis-à-vis an animal welfare perspective. Mireille merely mentioned regretting the obligation of horsemeat in childhood. I was disappointed she solely cited as her regret, `sentimental reasons'! Her best lesson is to stop our socially-accepted digs, that describe food as a sin. Strategies that prohibit enjoyment do fail. She's right about diets and gymnasiums being unnatural.
I learned a lot: don't save steps - create more! Skipping the elevator, parking further aren't limited to France. There must be an art to savouring every aspect of food. I do multitask and loved discovering the way food is approached in France. We won't mirror them but what she revealed, changed how I regard nutrition. If North Americans knew how luscious and sweet natural food is SUPPOSED to taste, we wouldn't crave junk. That comes from taste buds deprived of sharp flavours. Our food is tampered, for profit and preservation. Mireille's book excels at making us aware of that.
And in France (or in Manhatten or in New Orleans, but NOT in north-western Canada) one can easily find year-round fresh local produce, fresh this and that, the "best" local this and that, relaxing this and that.
I couldn't find much that I could apply to life where I actually live. And this book therefore doesn't help me at all.
I think the only solution is for me to move somewhere that has milder, kinder climates, kinder people who cause me less stress in person and in traffic, fresh local food year-round, and a better atmosphere. Alberta ain't it. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to use a shotgun to drive off some mosquitoes before they carry me away, then bear-proof my outdoor trash cans. Ahhh... summer in Alberta... Nothing like this in France.
I actually started to buy few French recipe book like Simple and Simply Delicious by Sylvie Rocher, the provence cookbook, Everyday Italian: 125 Simple and Delicious Recipes and I realized that it doesn't take that long to cook a nice home meal everyday and it so much better.
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