12 Essentials for French Cooking

12 Essentials for French Cooking

While searching for  recipes this weekend, I came across a list of key ingredients that every cook should have on hand when preparing French food. Take a look at what a well-stocked French kitchen/pantry looks like..... Bread - Although a French baguette is preferred, any bread that is Continue reading

Lessons From A French Woman: Preparing Lunch

Lessons From A French Woman: Preparing Lunch

(Photo source) With my extremely busy schedule, I don't always find the time to make my lunch for work. And, quite honestly, it's not always a time issue. In some instances, we don't have much of a selection for lunch food in the house or I'm tired of eating the same old dishes. At these times, I Continue reading

French Women and the Secret of Yogurt

French Women and the Secret of Yogurt

(Photo courtesy of Flickr) French women have many secrets. They have secrets related to beauty, particularly skin care, secrets related to fashion and style, and, as we all know by now, secrets related to weight loss and health. A big proponent of how French women stay so slim is a magical white Continue reading

Easy and Healthy French Cooking With Mireille Guiliano

Easy and Healthy French Cooking With Mireille Guiliano

At a time when Americans were desperate to try any fad diet (ie. Atkins, South Beach), author Mireille Guiliano introduced the US and most of the Western world to a new concept - weight-loss and healthy living à la Française. In her 2005 best-selling book, French Women Don’t Get Fat, Guiliano Continue reading

Do French Women Diet?

Do French Women Diet?

(Photo courtesy of Flickr) I've written time and time again about the French paradox, the idea that the French can eat high fat foods at every meal and still manage to maintain a healthy weight. This concept was further popularized in the 2004 book French Women Don't Get Fat, by Mireille Guiliano. Continue reading

French Strategies for Holiday Eating

French Strategies for Holiday Eating

With Christmas approaching and New Year's just around the corner, we are heading into a very busy week of shopping, family gatherings, and many, many indulgences. In fact, all of these indulgences - a little wine, a few cookies, and and extra helpings of mashed potatoes - can add up to 7 to 10 Continue reading

New Book Reveals 'What French Women Know'

New Book Reveals 'What French Women Know'

What Do French Women Know That We Don't? For decades, American women have wondered how French women can stay thin, sexy, and so incredibly chic with unbelievable ease. Now, a tell-all book by author Debra Olivier reveals these French secrets in one tasty read!  According to Olivier, it's not how Continue reading

New French Business Book By Mireille Guiliano!

New French Business Book By Mireille Guiliano!

For all of you who haven't heard, Mireille Guiliano, author of French Women Don't Get Fat, has a brand new book coming out!! The book, called Women, Work, & the Art of Savoir Faire, will be available on October 13, just 5 weeks away! I have read French Women Don't Get Fat, at least twice, Continue reading

French Are Adopting American Food Habits

French Are Adopting American Food Habits

With the recent popularity of French-themed books and movies, such as French Women Don't Get Fat, French Women Don't Sleep Alone, and  the newly released Julie & Julia, Americans are becoming more and more curious about French traditions, French culture, French food, and French fashion. Now, in Continue reading

5 Healthy Life Lessons From European Women

5 Healthy Life Lessons From European Women

When it comes to health and wellness, Americans may think we know it all. Yes, we diet like crazy, eat all low-fat foods, and drink vitamin water, but do we really know what it takes to live a healthy lifestyle? It has long been recognized that European women weigh less and are in better overall Continue reading

Le Goûter: Refined French Snacking

Le Goûter: Refined French Snacking

For the most part, the French do not snack. But when they do, they make it sound so much better. Although popular as an after school treat for children, le goûter - a late afternoon snack - has become part of the French culture as much as afternoon tea is in England. Le goûter, pronounced Continue reading

The French Woman’s Diet: A Love Affair With Food

The French Woman’s Diet: A Love Affair With Food

(photo source) To understand the French is to understand their love affair with food. The French are known for their taste in high quality fashion, entertainment, and travel. And this quality taste is reflected in their culinary habits. Just as a French woman would choose one perfect silver charm Continue reading