In her first ever cookbook, Mireille Guiliano provides her millions of readers with the recipes that are the cornerstone of her philosophy-mouthwatering, simply prepared dishes that that favour fresh, seasonal ingredients and yield high satisfaction. Organised around Mireille's three favourite pastimes-breakfast, lunch, and dinner-these recipe emphasise pure flavour, balanced ingredients and easy cooking methods. Eating pleasurably is just as important as eating healthfully, and Mirille devotes chapters to dessert and chocolate (essential components of any Frenchwoman's diet) and incorporates advice on entertaining, menu planning, and wine selection.
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The French Women Don't Get Fat Cookbook is a delightful spin-off of Mireille Guiliano 's successful first book, French Women Don't Get Fat. It's chalk full of the author's favourite easy recipes along with anecdotal stories for each coarse. I've been cooking from it every week since the publisher sent me a review copy and I can't get enough of it.
The Spaghetti with Lime and Arugula is to die for. Bet you've never mixed salad with pasta and citrus fruit before! It's light, with a hint of crunch and a surprisingly earthy yet fresh taste from the mix of lime, sundried tomatoes and garlic. I've made it 3 times in the last 3 weeks. Yep, it's that good.
Another notable recipe is the French Toast. It's so easy I can't believe I've never made it this way before. I actually soaked the bread over night in egg white, vanilla, cinnamon and milk instead of the 5 minutes the recipe called for and it was unbelievable the next morning when topped with fresh strawberries.
The cream recipes at the beginning of the book with crushed hazelnuts, yogurt and honey are on my to do list. I'd also like to try making Dulce de Leche from scratch (she calls it 'Milk Jam', which is more or less the literal translation).
The only downside of this book is there aren't any pictures. I like to see what the end result is going to look like before I make it. But at the same time I am never disappointed when I see the end result plated in a dish because I have nothing to compare it to!
Overall it's a fun read and a great cookbook for sharing or gifting.
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