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The French Women Don't Get Fat Cookbook - Review

Secrets to Staying Thin Without Giving up Good Food

By Mireille Guiliano

(Atria, 2010)


The French Women Don't Get Fat Cookbook by Mireille Guiliano

From Mireille Guiliano, the bestselling author of French Women Don't Get Fat which entertained inquiring minds and dieting bodies in 2004, comes an excellent follow-up to help trim your waistline. The French Women Don’t Get Fat Cookbook is Guiliano’s collection of healthy recipes that emphasize “pure flavors, balanced ingredients, and easy cooking methods,” so you can still eat delicious foods but not gain weight.

The cookbook is organized into eight chapters and focuses on the author’s three favorite pastimes: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. With recipes that range from the scrumptious and slightly unusual—see Breakfast and Le Brunch for the magical breakfast cream created by Guiliano’s aunt (who had a reliable way of losing ten pounds each summer)—to the savory and semi-traditional (macaroni with ricotta and walnuts), there are plenty of mouth-watering recipes to keep you sensibly satisfied.

With delightful introductions to each chapter and sample menus to help you get started on a flavorsome and healthful journey that includes life’s little pleasures such as Champagne and chocolate, this cookbook is a great addition to any food lover’s collection. Perfect for anyone who is looking to spice up their everyday dining with some unique recipes or simply sample some wholesome entrées and shed a few pounds at the same time, the French Women Don’t Get Fat Cookbook is sure to be another hit. So put on your apron, and as the author requests: “Now do go and cook something!”

Reviewed by Cassandra Perez

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