After working in the Middle East for 4 years, I met my husband in Bahrain. Shortly after we wisely decided it was time to leave and see where the next journey would take us. I proposed an itinerary that would take us through France so he could see what Marie was really all about outside the “magic bubble” of the Middle East expats world. Then if by the end of it the “flame” was still there, we would continue our […]
Very few French women I know are likely to go on a diet, unless desperately in need of losing weight or possibly victim of obsessive body image. In France meals play a big part of your day. Firstly you need to be seated – no matter how much time you have, that time needs to be peaceful and dedicated to enjoying the food and all that goes with it = reading a good book (if you’re on your own), conversing […]
There are many debates as to why “French women don’t get fat”. I wondered why myself when I first heard about the book. So I thought about it and about what I did differently back when I lived in France. Before I continue, let’s make this clear: I don’t believe there are more slim women in France than anywhere in the World.
I have been living in hot climates since I left France 14 years ago. A very strange thing happened shortly after: I missed winter! Why? First of all, cold makes you hungry, and as a result you enjoy eating a lot more and learn to appreciate food. This is why all these years I have tried to perfect the art of hearty stews as my mum would. Tip # 1 to ensure the dish is a hit, learn a little […]