With French Women Don’t Get Fat, Mireille Guiliano wrote the ultimate non–diet book on how to enjoy food and stay slim, sparking a worldwide publishing phenomenon. Now, in her first-ever cookbook, she provides her millions of readers with the recipes that are the cornerstone of her philosophy—mouthwatering, simply prepared dishes that favor fresh, seasonal ingredients and yield high satisfaction.
Organized around Mireille’s three favorite pastimes—breakfast, lunch, and dinner—these recipes emphasize pure flavors, balanced ingredients, and easy cooking methods. Eating pleasurably is just as important as eating healthfully, and Mireille does not neglect dessert and chocolate (essential components of any French woman’s diet) and incorporates advice on entertaining, menu planning, and wine selection. And once again, Mireille offers tips and tricks to reduce one’s waistline (including a secret family recipe from Mireille’s beloved Tante Berthe for a delicious breakfast that melts away pounds effortlessly).
Filled with stories from Mireille’s childhood in France, her life in Paris, Provence, and New York, and her extensive travels and meals for business and enjoyment, The French Women Don’t Get Fat Cookbook is a beautiful, practical lifestyle guide to living well, eating wonderfully, and getting the most out of life with the least amount of stress.
User Ratings and Reviews
4 Stars More of a way of life
Mireille Guilian shares stories of her family meals and even her secret family recipe for breakfast that she says will melt pounds away.
The recipes she gives are not that hard, there are good explanations that an organized determined beginning cook could complete. Recipes are different but interesting, for example: endive with green tomato jam, chicken with spinach en papillote, of course crepes, sardines tartines, simple ratatouille.
The sample menus tell the philosophy of how the French eat. There is even a chapter on champagne and cooking with it
The book contains: breakfast and le brunch, lunch, dinner, fish, vegetables, desserts.
This is not a basic cookbook. It is a lesson on a way of life, the more continental, European way of eating. If you want to learn how, this will accomplish that.
5 Stars Wonderful Food!
As with the other French Women books, this cookbook delivers wonderful recipes to produce foods with clean, simple, beautiful tastes. Wonderful, wonderful cookbook!