French Women for All Seasons
French Women for All Seasons

 
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Mireille Guiliano, author of the immensely popular French Women Don't Get Fat returns with another book revealing secrets to living the good life. Branching off of her first book that dispelled the notion that you have to avoid everything wonderful in order to lose weight, with French Women for All Seasons, Guiliano suggests that the trick to living life to the fullest is to stay attuned to the "rhythms of the year" (that, and remembering that moderation is the key). Her new book offers new ideas for seasonal entertaining, shopping, cooking, and exercising. Want to know more? Watch our exclusive video message from Guiliano below. Want to know more about yourself? Take our "How French Are You?" quiz and discover your inner Frenchwoman. --Daphne Durham


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  • The Mireille Guiliano Quiz: How French Are You?

    In French Women Don't Get Fat, Mireille Guiliano laid out a general program for reaching the weight at which you can feel bien dans ta peau (comfortable in your own skin). Now, in French Women for All Seasons, she teaches you peu peu (little by little), how to make over your whole life for maximum pleasure. Here you will find, not only more specific advice on preparing for the bikini season (with dozens of new slimming tricks and delicious recipes), but also Mireille's secrets to looking and feeling great throughout each season of the year. But before learning to become a French woman for all seasons, take this short quiz to find out how much of one you already are. Your inner French Woman--we all have one!--may already be more developed than you suspect! Find out now how close your daily habits are to bringing you optimum pleasure.

    1. Your idea of the ultimate chocolate fix is?
    a. A chocolate Entenmann's donut.
    b. A Hershey bar.
    c. Godiva truffles.
    d. One or two pieces of high-quality dark chocolate.

    2. How do you take your coffee?
    a. I don't drink coffee.
    b. Can't stand it without cream and three sugars.
    c. I add Equal and skim milk for low-cal pleasure.
    d. A small cup of freshly brewed coffee needs no lightening or sweetening.

    3. What should the salespeople at the mall know about you?
    a. I don't wear prt porter!
    b. I'm a sucker for the latest trends for the season--I love being in fashion.
    c. I'll buy an amazing pair of shoes before I pay my rent.
    d. I find a few items to accompany the best pieces in my closet--I just want to refresh my wardrobe.

    4. You're throwing a party in a couple of weeks. What's your plan of action?
    a. I obsess about the menu, wonder how I'll ever find the time even to plan, and when the big day comes I spend the entire time in the kitchen while my guests (usually) drink too much.
    b. I call a caterer, of course. What do I know about such things, and why should I care?
    c. I set out a bag of chips and a bag of pretzels and ask everyone to bring a bottle.
    d. I choose a few favorite food items to serve, some store-bought delicacies, some easy to prepare but impressive treats, add some personal serving touches, sit back and relax while the guests ooh and ahh.

    5. Which of the following drinks will you serve at the party?
    a. Whatever the guests bring.
    b. Margaritas (Frozen--is there another kind?).
    c. Wine, vodka, beer? hospitality is variety.
    d. A thoughtfully chosen wine and mineral water?keep it simple and always give guests water with their alcohol.

    6. You've just gone to the market and found wonderful fresh basil, but you got so excited about it that you bought too much. What do you do?
    a. What would I be doing at the market? What's basil again?
    b. I chop some in my pasta, but eventually have to throw the rest away.
    c. I have a pesto pack-down that night!
    d. I try to invent a new dish for using it while it's fresh (substituting it for another herb I might otherwise use); the rest I make into pesto and freeze it in ice cube trays (one cube is perfect for a single pasta serving).

    7. Au restaurant, you're most likely to order:
    a. A cheeseburger with fries.
    b. A large salad with ranch dressing.
    c. Vegetable lasagna.
    d. Grilled hangar steak with wine sauce.

    8. When the waiter comes to your table to take your drink order, you:
    a. Order up Grey Goose.
    b. Let someone else advise--wine lists are intimidating.
    c. Remember the rule that white goes with fish and red goes with meat.
    d. Choose Champagne--it goes with just about anything.

    9. How much wine do you typically drink with dinner?
    a. None--alcohol is fattening.
    b. Keep 'em coming--I've read wine is heart smart!
    c. A few glasses--I know my limits.
    d. Usually one, but if I want more, I?ll have another half glass.

    10. You're traveling and a sumptuous breakfast buffet is included in the cost of your hotel room. What do you do?
    a. I load up on eggs, bacon, muffins, and pancakes, but make sure to hit hotel gym later.
    b. I load up on eggs, bacon, muffins, and pancakes to get me through the day--it's free, and I don't eat that way at home, so what's the harm?
    c. I can't be trusted around any all-you-can-eat spread; I skip breakfast.
    d. I choose one day to indulge at the buffet (compensating with lighter lunch and dinner), but order room service for the rest of my trip to avoid overdoing it.

    11. What is your ideal workout?
    a. Does channel surfing count?
    b. An hour at the gym, wailing on the Cybex.
    c. I eat healthfully so I can spend less time exercising.
    d. I walk everywhere, and enjoy some Yoga a couple of times a week.

    12. Mireille Guiliano says in French Women Don?t Get Fat that her "secret weapon" is plain yogurt. If you want to sweeten it, what do you add?
    a. Sweet 'n Low or Equal.
    b. Sugar.
    c. Spoonful of maple syrup or honey.
    d. Fresh fruit.

    13. You have an after-hours party to attend for work. Pick an outfit that will take you most elegantly from day to night.
    a. A short suit skirt with a tank top and a jacket that you'll be able to take off later--if you've got it, flaunt it!
    b. Designer jeans with a top you saw in Vogue.
    c. Your trusty black dress, but you'll dress it up with trendy baubles for evening.
    d. A trimly cut dress paired with simple jewelry or a scarf.

    14. In the fall, you eat:
    a. Strawberries.
    b. Asparagus.
    c. Peaches.
    d. Apples.

    15. Le dessert is served! You choose to have:
    a. A big piece of cake--you only live once.
    b. A small slice (or two) of apple tart--an apple a day keeps the doctor away.
    c. A piece of pie or cake, but you'll share it with a friend.
    d. Nothing overly sweet--instead you go for a piece of seasonal fruit or cheese.

    Results:
    Allow 1 point for "a" answers, 2 points for "b" answers, 3 points for "c" answers, and 4 points for "d" answers. Add up your total points and find out how French you are based on the scale below.

    Not Very French At All (15-25 points)
    You are a true American woman. You're busy and don't always have time to entertain or cook. Your treats are sweet or salty. But Mireille says in French Women for All Seasons, "When foods are bursting with natural taste--as opposed to being artificially flavored, laden with fat and salt, or just plain tasteless--the experience of eating them is more satisfying, and we can content ourselves with less." Start reading to find out how you can change your approach to eating, and how all of Mireille's secrets about fashion, entertaining, wine--and more--can change your life.

    Potentially French (26-36 points)
    You're already aware of your indulgences, and realize you have great potential for improvement. You just need a little coaching on how to maximize style, taste and pleasure without sacrificing your waistline or sanity. "The key," Mireille says in French Women for All Seasons "is to cultivate your own intuition of your offenders and pleasures and adjust each accordingly by degrees that suit you." Start reading to find out how you can change not only your relationship with food, but how Mireille's secrets about fashion, entertaining, wine--and more--can change your life.

    You're Almost French! (37-47 points)
    You value quality over quantity. But we've all been known to stress out about a party or get weak in the knees in front of a chocolate donut. In French Women for All Seasons, Mireille says, "French women don't get fat because they know the secret of pleasure. But the secret to pleasure is cultivation: a life of ongoing exploration, experimentation, practiced enjoyment, and--most important--self discovery." Check out French Women for All Seasons for tips about how to entertain and dress, new recipes, and most importantly, how to remain bien dans sa peau.

    Une Vraie Fran?aise (48-60 points)
    You may have already read French Women Don?t Get Fat and taken it to heart or you simply have an inner French woman. Either way, you've unlocked the secret of pleasure--it's the most important part of life. But again as Mireille says in French Women for All Seasons, "the secret to pleasure is cultivation: a life of ongoing exploration, experimentation, practiced enjoyment, and--most important--self discovery." Read the book to find out how to keep this process going throughout the winter, spring, summer, and fall.




    For the legions of fans who asked for seconds after devouring French Women Don’t Get Fat, a charming and practical guide to adding some joie to your vie and to your table, every day of the year.

    By letter, by email and in person, readers of Mireille Guiliano’s phenomenal bestseller French Women Don’t Get Fat have inundated her with requests for more advice. Her answer: this buoyant new book, brimming with tips and tricks for living with the utmost pleasure and style, without gaining weight.

    More than a theory or ideal, the French woman’s way is an all-encompassing program that can be practised anytime, anywhere. Here are four full seasons of strategies for shopping, cooking and moving throughout the year. Whether your aim is finding two scoopfuls of pleasure in one of crme br?le, or entertaining beautifully when time is short and expectations are high, the answers are here. And here too are 100 new simple and appetizing recipes that feature French staples such as leeks and chocolate and many more unexpected treats besides, guaranteeing that boredom will never be a guest at your table.

    Woven through this year of living comme les fran?aises are more of Mireille’s delectable stories about living in Paris and New York and travelling just about everywhere else – in the voice that has already beguiled a million honorary French women. Lest anyone still wonder: here is a new compendium of reasons – both traditional and modern – why French women don’t get fat.


    From the Hardcover edition.

    Customer Reviews:

    • I love this book!
      The book is not a diet book. This is a feel good about yourself and live life kind of book. I retreat to bed earlier than I normally do at night so I can have some alone time to read this book. It really lifts my spirits and I cherish this small slice of time when I get to relax and enjoy Mireille's wisdom and candor. I enjoy hearing about her culinary and travel experiences since I am also a fellow traveler. Her recipes are wonderful and I can't wait to try some of them. Buy this book if you are looking for some hints on how to live a healthier life style and enjoy her recommendations. Don't be too hard on yourself if you do not follow all of them, it is, after all, not the destination but the journey so do you have some fun along the way and enjoy the food! ...more info
    • If you must read this, borrow it from the library
      I must first start by saying that I loved French Women Don't Get Fat. I appreciated that it talked about a holistic lifestyle change based on the French way of living rather than "good" or "bad" foods. It gave me a lot to think about and I really took what the author wrote to heart.

      So when I came across French Women for All Seasons: A Year of Secrets, Recipes, and Pleasure I knew I wanted to give it a listen. Sadly, my experience with this audiobook paled in comparison to the first book. To me, it felt like simply a rehashing of what was discussed in the first book. Much of the premise is the same.

      The only difference is that in this book she shares her "secrets." This is where I started to take issue with the book. First, much of the secrets came back as specific and typical diet book rules. To me this was a disapointment because I liked the first book so much because it didn't fall into this camp. The secrets also tend to be either things she mentioned in her first book, or common examples from other diet books. In the world of diet books I do expect some overlap, but with this book I felt like I learned very few new things. When looking for this kind of diet and nutritional information I am much more likely to turn to a book like Small Changes, Big Results: A 12-Week Action Plan to a Better Life or What to Eat. I prefer those books because they are more detailed and the authors have backgrounds in nutrition.

      The bottom line is this. I would recommend this book only if you read French Women Don't Get Fat and want specific rules about how to put her lifestyle into action. You also must be willing to overlook the repetitiveness with the first book and substantial overlap with typical diet books. If you can do all this, you'll be fine. If not, I recommend you do what I did and pick it up from the library rather than investing your money....more info
    • This is indeed a lifestyle helper for better positive living
      Ive read both books, and completely fell in love with them. I could not keep my book down. This book helped me realistically make positive simple changes in my everyday life style. I feel that its a great positive influence for anyone to read. And it made me feel like I got a bit more culture, and opened my eyes to live life a bit more fashionablely-delicous. I enjoy life more," La vie est belle"! I recommend this book to every one. Thanks Amazon for having it avaliable. ...more info
    • Keys to Enjoying Food, The Seasons, and Life
      Mireille Guiliano does an even better job in this latest book than she did in "French Women Don't Get Fat."
      While reading, I kept thinking about how many readers will be able to "see"
      themselves in the kind of unconscious eating/living she describes.

      To me, if there is one essential lesson to be taken from this book, it is this: SLOW DOWN and begin to live
      and eat CONSCIOUSLY. It won't really cost you anything to do so, and it may just melt some unwanted
      pounds from your body. And, if it DOES cost you a little bit more in money, is it worth that to have a LOT more in health, slimness, and enjoyment of life?

      Good reading that teaches us a lot about good living! ...more info
    • MORE FROM THE DELIGHTUL AND HELPFUL MIREILLE GUILIANO

      Following on the heels of her wildly successful "French Women Don't Get Fat ," Mireille Guiliano returns with a year's compendium of recipes, delightful personal stories, fashion hints, and hosting advice. Her writing is easy, very conversational in style. It is as if she's chatting with us across a lunch table rather than telling us what to do.

      Again, we find a host of wonderful dining suggestions, this time arranged seasonally, such as a week's menu - breakfast, lunch, and dinner - offered for the cold days of winter. The weather may be frightful but we'll be warmed by Chicken Breast withTarragon for lunch and Spaghetti Carbonara for dinner or a Turkey Sandwich plus a Green Salad for lunch and Sea Scallops with Citrus Fruit for dinner.

      Speaking of the winter month's Guiliano also offers suggestions for flowers to brighten those gray days whether it be an orchid plant or watching a forced bulb in its day to day progress.

      Of course, when one thinks of a French woman fashion also comes to mind. The author doesn't disappoint in this area highlighting her love of scarves and the multitude of ways in which they may be worn. She gives detailed instructions as to tying and arranging.

      Again she reiterates her belief in living in moderation and buying seasonal fresh foods. However, when reading her words following this advice is not only healthful but thoroughly enjoyable.

      - Gail Cooke...more info
    • Eating for Pleasure
      France is sononomous with 'Bon cuisine'. When a French person talks about food it's usually a discussion about taste, quality of ingredients, or what's in season. In general the French are not as focused on calorie counting, popular diets, or the 'carb' content of their meal.
      'French Women for all Seasons' is a fantastic reminder (to those of us who have forgotten) that food is to be enjoyed and tasted!
      I really enjoyed the stories depicting the authors childhood in France as well as the recipes which celebrate the simple pleasures of eating.
      Jacquetta George, author of Revitalize your body, mind and soul: Be inspired to get more out of life...more info
    • this one!
      The first one is a carry over to the second one. (this is the one with the cake in it) Her summer soup page 115 is very good. Someone with braces can eat it well. It has feta in it, but with a squeeze of a lemon and it is mostly favorful! This one I keep in my kitchen. I am just on summer right now. She gives an outline on what to eat for breakfast lunch and dinner and how much. Now people, you chew this very slowly and *trust me* you get full. THAT is where the weight drops. Along with drinking water and getting some kind of small workout. I adore this book. ...more info
    • The Art of Living a Blissful Life
      "The art of living is pacing yourself in the long run." ~ pg. 34

      After discovering a delicious recipe for croissants in Mireille Guiliano's first book: "French Women Don't Get Fat," I was eager to read her second book. "French Women For All Seasons" is as much about the pleasures of food as it is about learning to abstain from overindulgence.

      As each season passes, Mireille Guiliano blissfully captures moments she loves. Whether she is talking about her idyllic childhood or her travels she seems to be able to weave in subtle comments about weight issues. Diet aside, I think her love of yoga and walking are her real secrets. Her stories of riding her new bike may also inspire you to dust off the bike in the garage.

      There are interesting moments like the recipe for a facemask made with strawberries and Vaseline. The cucumber and yogurt mask seemed more acceptable. I'm also not quite sure why she objects to refrigerating fruit. I tend to keep a fruit salad in the refrigerator but I can see her point about eating room temperature fruit in season.

      Many of the recipes look delicious and you might want to try to make your own eggplant tapenade, butternut squash soup, pears with ginger and chocolate mousse or grilled peaches with cinnamon and rosemary. There are a few recipes for pasta and lots of ideas for potatoes. Mireille Guiliano's love affair with fresh fruits and vegetables is very evident. While the recipes are interesting it is Mireille's cozy writing style that draws you into the book and keeps you reading right to the last page.

      If you love this book you may also want to look for books by Peter Mayle.

      ~The Rebecca Review
      ...more info
    • Did anyone NOT like this book?
      I wish it were possible to extract the information from this book and leave behind the snobby attitude. I think it's tacky to imply that "American Women" aren't in tune with much of what she says already. If you've ever picked up a women's magazine, any of them, ever, then you've heard of eating only half before. You've heard of slowing down, you know to walk more, etc... It's also grating for her to completely disregard the cultural differences that have culminated in our lifestyle as Americans. We don't have farm fresh open markets on every cobblestone street corner to wonder by and purchase seasonal fruit at on our walk home for our 2 hour lunch. Also, having read a few memoirs dealing with anorexia, I had to laugh at the similarity concerning the banana. She says that she takes a banana, cuts it in half, peels it and puts it on a plate. Then eats it bit by bit with a knife and fork, making sure to extend the snack over a long period of time and to concentrate on how wonderful the banana tastes. I'm sorry, but that is how anoerxic women approach food. The banana will, no matter how long you take to eat it, still have the same number of calories. You'll just have less dishes to wash. I understand that she is urging people to take time and appreciate food and life, but I found myself rolling my eyes like a teenager through out this book. ...more info
    • Oh To Be French..
      Enjoyable reading...love to see how the French think...humorous...good recipes. I like this author....more info
    • Not Just For French Women!
      Mireille Guiliano's 'French Women for All Seasons: A Year of Secrets, Recipes, and Pleasure' is not just for individuals interested in being or connecting to French women! Guilliano shares with us many recipes about how to live and how to eat and how to enjoy life!

      Nevertheless, this was one thought provoking book filled with many interesting (AND some local New York City suggestives) tidbits suggesting to do things in moderation and taking the time to simply enjoy life. Filled with some interesting recipes, this book really is not about food, but about healthy living . . . and it gets high marks for this. Easy to read and humerous, there is something everyone can take with them here.

      One thing I would like to point out: if you're a gentlemen, don't turn away from this title: there's a lot here for us fellows to pay attention to! ...more info
    • The French Woman Is At It Again
      The French Woman is at it again. Her style and approach to life and food is so optimistic and real that one can not help but be charmed and uplifted. Different from the first book, this one has new recipes and meal plans and some gems of wisdom on how to stop mindlessly stuffing our mouths full of tasteless junk. I've already started to incorporate her "50% Solution", the concept of eating only half the portion you're given or sharing an entree with a tablemate. Her idea is that if you stop midway through a meal and reflect on how you are feeling, instead of eating the "whole enchilada" just becasue it's there, you will realzie that you are more than content. In doing so,you'll shave off a lot of calories and if this habit becomes a routine yout waistline will get slimmer. This isn't a "diet" book and it's not going to help you take off the extra pounds before Christmas; however if you follow the general principles you will lead a fuller life and realize that happiness is not found on a dessert plate....more info
    • enjoyable!
      This sequel to "French Women don't get Fat" is a great insight to the bounty each season has in store for all....more info
    • Real wisdom for men and women alike
      I liked the author's first book very much,(obviously a lot of other people did, too). At the same time I felt she was somewhat constrained by having to keep things very basic, explaining what must have seemed obvious to her. I'm happy to find she lets herself fly in this book. While it carefully explains the principles of living well (and longer) without weight, this one shows you HOW to practice her philosophy in the context of actual daily living, in all four seasons. You will find a great deal of fresh information, recipes (I just made her mackerel for my kids' Sunday supper--simple and they loved it). There's plenty of guidance that you can use immediately (Her "fifty-percent solution", for instance, is small stroke of genius). But even more, the book conveys a real sense of integrated living, not so much a set of abstract do's and don'ts, which I sometimes felt with the first book. Call it French Women 360. Anyway, reading this book I realize I didn't completely understand how the mental part of living her way guides the physical part of well being--active management of pleasures, optimal sensory experience, etc. It's actually pretty deep stuff when you give it some thought. Anybody who thinks this book offers nothing new has, I suspect, missed a lot of things in both books and should probably re-read them. The author can be deceptively nonchalant when offering some very potent insights. Don't be fooled by the fact that she offers a dozen ways to tie a scarf (not something I personally needed!). In a way such elements are really just a parable for living intensely and not surrendering to the boredom of routine. The first book, I don't mind admitting, changed my life(20 lbs lost without pain, to be exact) . I'm still absorbing this one, but already I sense my awareness altered. Very impressive....more info
    • Create a new lifestyle!
      I had noticed on numerous trips to Europe that the women (and men for that matter) were not prone to obesity, even though they ate cheese, chocolate, breads, and drank alcohol with lunch and dinner. I wondered why? Then, at a meeting in San Francisco last fall, I listened as a diverse group of European women enthusiastically discussed a new book. It was titled "French Women Don't Get Fat". They highly recommended it to me because it accurately discribed the European way of eating and enjoying life. I searched for 5 months before finding it in print in America. IT IS A GREAT READ AND FULL OF TRUTHS FOR A HEALTY EATING LIFESTYLE. I have dropped 30lbs. so far and eat anything I want (in moderation of course!). I even have a piece of dark chocolate twice a day. WOW!...more info
    • excellent undiet
      so i'm not the type to read dieting books, but when 'french women don't get fat' came out i snapped it up and devoured it in three days. and now this beautiful second morsel comes out and i do the same! this one is softer and less pretentious about the differences in a european diet verses an american diet, but it hammers home the same issues without seeming accusatory at all-- eat smaller, eat better quality, keep things simple and delicious, enjoy your food and your life, and a dozen other things that when you read them seem both a revelation and completely reasonable, like common sense you've somehow forgotten. and there are recipies! ever wanted to know what to do with duck or rabbit or skate? here are a few tried and true and still good-for-you recipies to help you! and it's all arranged seasonally, so those of us who like the changes in the world (or live in florida and want to be reminded of them!) can shift the eating around what's available and at it's best, and can get better in tune with the year and our bodies. even if you don't need to lose weight, or if you don't want to, it's a nice little reminder that life is good if you know how to look at it, and that we're worth the effort of finding happiness and enjoyment....more info
    • No comparison to her first book!
      Started to read the book and just couldn't get into it like the first book. Not what I thought it would be!...more info
    • Pleasant Read
      I really enjoyed this book - it is a great lifestyle read that doesn't just focus on losing weight. I liked the blend of recipes, childhood memories, clothing advice, flower arranging tips, wine tasting lessons, cheese tasting information - it was an interesting read that was informative and not preachy. Buy it just for the discussion of enjoying food and wine (and how to pair both - she really goes into detail and, of course, knows her stuff). ...more info
    • LOVE THIS BOOK TOO!!!
      I enjoyed her first book so much that I sent it to my sisters, my mom and anyone else I could think of. Common sense with French Pizazz! This book goes through the seasons and is just as wonderful. Try it, you'll like it!...more info
    • A charming and nice read!
      Having read FRENCH WOMEN DON'T GET FAT and having met the author, I found her second book very good and light reading, plus it gives the reader excellent points to consider about eating, exercise and life. It's interesting reading with the author's cultural perspectives between the French and the Americans that promote good health. I especially liked the section about wine. There are several recipes, too, that I will try. I recommend it for all francophiles and for anyone interested in their health. I like her style of writing and hope she will write another....more info
    • not a realistic portray of modern french lifestyle
      I bought the first book(French women don't get fat) while living in the US and thought it was great.

      After having moved to Paris for almost a year now and also after reading this second book "French women for all seasons," i suddenly realize how naive I was buying in the French fairytale.

      I'm an asian women who came to work in the US about 7 years ago. My American experience was very satisfying and rewarding. American people are nice and friendly in general. Very rarely was there someone (friends or total strangers) who was mean to me or gave me bad service. American diet may not be the healthiest in the world and there exists an obesity problem, but I still appreciate people's kindness, whether they're over- or underweight.

      My french experience is the totally opposite. They're the most unfriendly people I've ever met, they look down on English speakers, especially americans. By no means do they resemble the elegant, calme, relaxed French image the author tries to sell to the reader. (excellent marketing though cause so many people has bought it).

      The author is a very wealthy woman-CEO of a big wine company. Most of the people (French or not) I meet can't afford her lifestyle. There're nice tips we can pick up (like try to eat seasonal fresh rather than packaged food and portion control). That's about all.



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    • A disappointment, compared to her first book
      After having read Mireille Guiliano's "French Women Don't Get Fat," I was very eager to read her second book. Unlike her first book where she offered advice on eating habits and just lifestyle change in general, this book was unfortunately a disappointment for me. In her new book, "French Women for All Seasons," she claimed that she did not divulge all her secrets and in this book, she will provide all her secrets to her readers. "French Women for All Seasons" was divided by the four seasons and she wrote about the typical food that French people eat for each season, and also the things they do for fun. For each season, she provided some of her favorite recipes and at the end of each chapter, she provided some menu suggestions for the entire week.

      I didn't think there was anything new in terms of eating habits and this book felt more like she was writing it for the sake of it, due to her previous immense success. For instance, she talked about wearing scarfs and the different ways in which one can wear different length scarves. Personally, I don't see how that affects living a fulfilled life. Unlike her first book, I also felt that this was catered more specifically to women, just by the topics she talked about. However, I did enjoy the section on wine. Having been in the wine business for so many years, she certainly knew what she was talking about. This was just an average read for me and I think that potential readers are better off getting the book from the library. ...more info
    • French Women for All Seasons
      I loved this little book with suggestions which real women could use. The diet ideas make sense and the recipes are wonderful..Mireille Guiliano is a breath of fresh air in the miriad of self help and alternative eatting books which have flooded the market. Merci to her and the wonderful French culture.
      J.K.
      Colorado ....more info

     

     
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