Title FRENCH WOMEN DON'T GET FAT: THE SECRET OF EATING FOR PLEASURE
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher Vintage Books, London 2006
0099481324 / 9780099481324
Seller ID RWARE0000037494
This is the book we've all (certainly every woman between 25 and 75) been w aiting for. It is classy, chic, convincing, funny, wise, well-written and v ery timely. It's the ultimate non-diet book, which nonetheless shows us how to eat with balance, control and above all pleasure. Chuck out all the rad ical diet books, think about what you eat and why, and then enjoy eating th e right things (and some of the wrong ones) intelligently, and in smaller p ortions. Eat, like a French woman, with your head not your stomach. Guilian o, French-born and bred, gets the tone absolutely right. She succeeds in th at rare high-wire act of being really serious about her subject but without taking herself too seriously; manages to encourage and inspire and amuse, without being bossy or earnest. This is a book that will make you laugh out loud and yet have you following several of her practical precepts within d ays - everyone who reads it becomes evangelical (French women don't go to t he gym, they climb the stairs). It combines just the right balance of memoi r, wisdom, wit, delicious recipes, and French common sense. Guiliano emphas izes the virtues of freshness, variety, personal taste, enjoyment and, abov e all, portion control (research shows that dishes served in US restaurants are 25 per cent larger than those served in restaurants in France!).