Monday, July 6, 2009

Book for Food Group on July 30th

Yesterday, Paul and I took a little downtown Portland date and started at Powells. I wanted to peruse the Sustainable Eating section to see if there were any books that stood out to me for Food Group. Out of all the hundreds of books sitting there nothing seemed to jump out at me. I definitely did not want to choose something “just because” so I kept on looking.

My browsing took me upstairs to the Red room and into the nutrition section. As I was proudly noticing the respectable collection of “Nourishing Traditions” cookbooks, I recognized the title of a little book on the bottom shelf. If you were at the very first Food Group meeting back in November you might recognize this book that Jodi recommended called

“French Women Don’t Get Fat” by Mireille Guiliano

I picked it up and haven’t put it down since. At first glance it looks like a self help diet book, but once you start reading it, you’ll realize that Mireille’s whole premise is enjoying food and finding a food lifestyle that celebrates its taste, culture, and experience. As we strive to eat locally and sustainably, I think this book is a great reminder not to lose the pleasure of food while we’re at it. Whether you want to lose weight or are perfectly content, this book will show you the importance of slowing down, savoring, and selecting a lifelong healthy food relationship. I know in this past day I’ve learned so much about my own eating habits. I think this is a nice light summer read for the group. If you get a chance pick up a copy and read it with me for food group!

*Powell’s had several hard cover copies for only $5!!

I admit, this choice is somewhat selfish because I'm really enjoying it, but I figured if I enjoy it, maybe everyone else will too!

Happy reading and eating!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you're enjoying this book! I will add in that I have my own very dog-eared copy if anyone would care to borrow it, and the sequel, "A French Woman For All Seasons", in which the author talks more on our relationship with food and includes many more amazing recipes and ideas. Again, happy to loan it out.


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