Dinner Chez Moi

Dinner Chez Moi

50 French Secrets to Joyful Eating and Entertaining

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When Elizabeth Bard, a New Yorker raised on Twizzlers and instant mac and cheese, fell for a handsome Frenchman and moved to Paris, she discovered a whole new world of culinary delights. First in Paris, then in a tiny village in Provence, Elizabeth explored the markets, incorporating new ingredients and rituals into her everyday meals and routines. After 15 years of cooking in her own French kitchen, making French friends--and observing her slim and elegant French mother-in-law--Elizabeth has gathered a treasure trove of information that has radically changed her own eating habits for the better. She realized that what most Americans call "dieting"--smaller portions, no snacking, a preference for seasonal fruits and vegetables, and limited sugar--the French simply call "eating." And they do it with pleasure, gusto, and flair. With wit, sound advice, and easy-to-follow recipes, Bard lets her readers in on a range of delightful--and useful--French secrets to eating and living well, including hunger as the new foreplay, the top five essential French cooking tools and 15 minute meals popular throughout France, and the concept of benevolent dictatorship: why French kids eat veggies, and how to get yours to eat them, too. Whether you're ready for a complete kitchen transformation or simply looking for dinner party inspiration, Dinner Chez Moi is a fun, practical, and charming how-to guide that will add a dash of joie de vivre to your kitchen--and your life!.
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780316276252
0316276251
Characteristics: xii, 194 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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CatherineG_1 Jul 09, 2017

Bard's book gives an insight into an American living in France. She discusses the lifestyle of the French and how they eat as well as entertain.

I enjoyed reading her point of view on issues like weight management, snacking and ensuring your children do not become picky eaters.

Her recipes are quick and simple. I do wish she had more pictures.

Bard also offers tips that are handy for shopping and meal preparation.

Definitely worth a look.

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bjb0777
May 03, 2017

Found it disappointing.agreed with a reviewer who said something like more chiding than guiding.Liked her other books.

debwalker Apr 27, 2017

The French have it.

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