I’m in love with the idea of French cooking. The French seem to have it right when it comes to cooking and eating. They believe in fresh ingredients, home cooking, the family sitting down to eat together and enjoying every bite. These are concepts it seems like a lot of Americans have lost, at least in the places where I’ve lived. But just because something isn’t common, it doesn’t mean I can’t start to add some of it into my life and the lives of my children.
I’m listening to the audio version of this wonderful book (free through Hoopla!), In a French Kitchen by expatriate Susan Herrmann Loomis. I love that it has stories before each recipe, stories that give us a glimpse into daily life in a small French town. I’m intrigued by how they place such importance on good food, love sugar and dessert, drink wine every evening with dinner and at the same time remain healthy and slim. I’m inspired to begin to incorporate some of their practices into my own daily life.
I highly recommend this book, especially if you’re looking to slow down and really enjoy your food, and if you’re interested in learning to cook the way the French do. I used to eat in a more Americanized way, lots of prepackaged food, but lately have focused more on “real” food, and fresh food when I can.
What about you? What is it like in your home, as far as food, meals and family goes? Are there any changes you’d like to make?
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