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

12 Superfoods for Great Looking Skin

12 Superfoods for Great Looking Skin

If you've ever met a French woman and tried to guess her age, it is quite likely that your guess would be years off. French women are known for taking exceptionally good care of themselves. And, if it's one thing they never overlook, it is their skin. The classic French woman has flawless, radiant 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

The French Woman’s Diet: Eat Bread. Eat Cheese. Eat Chocolate. Repeat.

The French Woman’s Diet: Eat Bread. Eat Cheese. Eat Chocolate. Repeat.

In my previous post about the French Paradox, I introduced the concept that people in France, particularly French women, seem to be able to eat whatever they want while still staying in great shape. Many books and magazine articles have focused on the phenomenon of the French Paradox and even assert Continue reading

The French Paradox

The French Paradox

(photo source) There are many aspects of  French women that fascinate me, from the way they walk with confidence and poise to the way they can tie a scarf in 10 different ways. But, nothing perplexes me more than how French women (and men) can regularly eat such rich foods as buttery loaves of Continue reading