Hello, hello lovelies. I know I skipped out on you last night. I’ve been absolutely terrible lately. Last night, I ended up heading up to NH to spend a little time with my aunt and uncle who are visiting with my mom before they headed back home.
It was a great evening – good food and company. I slept on the floor, but meh…survived. haha Sleeping on the floor in an air conditioned area vs. sleeping in a bed in a room that is 90 degrees…I vote floor. 🙂
In other “news” – I’ve been quite the little bookworm as of late…well, I don’t know – I don’t necessarily finish books in record time, but still. haha The books I enjoy are not necessarily high brow, but they are fun to read – and that’s the entire point, isn’t it?
This post is a slight change in pace. More of a topic than actual eats…but hey, gotta change it up once in a while right?? 🙂
I just finished up Julie and Julia (I know it came out forever ago, and no I haven’t seen the movie)… I really enjoyed it though…not necessarily from a blogger perspective, but from a food perspective. Plus, I love books/blogs/etc. where people write as they speak…it’s just a more honest read for me. I also think it’s brave to write as you speak…it’s putting that much more of yourself out there for people to take as they see fit. I enjoyed the lightness, joking, f-bombs and Buffy love, as well as other Joss Whedon/ Firefly/Serenity references that I know my best friend would be happy to see… and of course the food and Julia. haha
I just started to read French Women Don’t Get Fat – I didn’t start to read it as a “diet book” – I wouldn’t even classify it as that; more so because I (a.) love French culture – their language, food, everyyything – and (b.) have heard great things about the book.
I don’t need to lose weight – I’m healthy, happy and a normal weight for my height – …though not to say, I wouldn’t be okay with shedding a few pounds (but that’s purely for vanity’s sake hehe). So far – it’s a refreshing read…intelligent, witty, sleek and realistic.
It’s refreshing to see talk – woman to woman – about how “we” have a tendency to deprive ourselves and make ourselves miserable over food…and how, “we” can truly enjoy amazing food (pastry, chocolate, wine, bread and butter included), and not blow up like balloons as is branded into the brain of every girl – child, teen and adult – in the U.S (obviously, every is a gross generalization, but you get my point).
It’s a glaring reminder of how backwards American thinking is towards food – shun butter and oil because “fat = baddd” (nonono!) but eat all sorts of things that we can’t pronounce and don’t truly enjoy?? I think, even in the first couple of chapters of this book, it is amazing to me how much it reminds of people that I know who think like that [and at one point, I did, too] – who obsess and agonize over their caloric intake, fats and carbs…and how it doesn’t have to be that way!
Moderation truly is the name of the game – after all…what’s the point of it all if you’re not enjoying yourself?? Fats aren’t the enemy(no matter what “they” try to tell you), sugar isn’t either, [quality] bread (yes, even WHITE bread) isn’t bad, [quality] chocolate isn’t bad (thank, God!), wine isn’t bad…it’s just all about moderation and balance.
Amen, Mireille. C’est vrai.