Mireille's Musings - September 20, 2011

Fall Cooking and The French Women Don’t Get Fat Cookbook

I’ve loved hearing from readers who bought The French Women Don’t Get Fat Cookbook  were drawn to the easy and fast recipes—including plenty of pleasures—and common sense approach. My call for a deeper connection with food and cooking resonated with so many people, too, who realize that a healthy relationship with food means getting into the kitchen as well as savoring their time at the table.

The farmers markets are full of fall produce now, and it’s a great time to head to the kitchen and start cooking. Get your whole family involved (even young kids love learning how to peel a potato). Here’s a new recipe from the cookbook to get you started: Butternut Squash Soup.

Excerpts from online reader reviews of The French Women Don’t Get Fat Cookbook:

As with the other French Women books, this cookbook delivers wonderful recipes to produce foods with clean, simple, beautiful tastes. Wonderful, wonderful cookbook!

Even for a novice like myself, these recipes are easy to prepare. I’ve enjoyed all the recipes I’ve cooked so far and it hasn’t taken me nearly HALF the time so many other recipe books promise to save you! A very worthy purchase!

As wonderful as the recipes are, my favorite parts are the stories; she is an amazing storyteller.

Guiliano’s prose is poetic as well as helpful and she provides constructive advice on how to eat well and revel in food and life.

The book puts the “French Women Don’t Get Fat” philosophy into action with some good ideas and solid recipes.

These recipes are so delicious that I can invite friends over and cook something so straightforward, perhaps open a bottle of wine, and have a lovely evening together.

The recipes are all fairly easy and are homemade and fresh! It’s a good way to eat.

This is not a basic cookbook. It is a lesson on a way of life, the more continental, European way of eating.

Mireille makes eating make sense.