Omaha Picks: French Living for Francophiles
Annotation:Model Inès de la Fressange shares the well-kept secrets of how Parisian women maintain effortless glamour and a timeless allure. She offers specific pointers on how to dress like a Parisian, including how to mix affordable basics with high-fashion touches, and how to accessorize.
Annotation:French guru Mireille Guiliano, former CEO of Veuve Cliquot, shares no-nonsense advice about how to build a successful and fulfilling professional life.
Annotation:Mireille Guiliano reveals that by adopting a "French" attitude toward food women can revel in culinary pleasures and still have that lean physique.
Annotation:After moving to France with her family, Karen Le Billon learns French food rules that cure picky eating and engender healthy habits.
Annotation:Mark Greenside struggles as an American immigrant in a small Brittany village, and is won over by the kindness of his neighbors.
Annotation:With a notebook stashed in her diaper bag, Pamela Druckerman-a former reporter for The Wall Street Journal-sets out to learn the secrets to raising a society of good little sleepers, gourmet eaters, and reasonably relaxed parents. She discovers that to be a different kind of parent, you don't just need a different parenting philosophy; you need a very different view of what a child actually is.
Annotation:A 20-year resident of Paris, Harriet Welty Rochefort attempts to demystify the French and make sense of their ever-so-French thoughts on food, money, sex, love, marriage, manners, schools, style, and much more.
Annotation:Ina Garten translates native French dishes for the American cook.
Annotation:Mireille Guiliano offers us cunning strategies for shopping, cooking, and exercising, as well as some pointers for looking effortlessly chic.
Annotation:In this book Kaari Meng distills her sought-after sensibility into 40 projects that bring the sights, scents and textures of the French countryside into every room of the house.
Annotation:Debra Ollivier goes beyond familiar ooh-la-la stereotypes about French women, challenging cherished notions about sex, love, dating, marriage, motherhood, raising children, body politics, seduction, and flirtation. Less a how-to and more a how-not-to, What French Women Know offers a refreshing counterpoint to the stale love dogma of our times.
Annotation:The French have the lowest average body weight per capita in the western world, and yet they eat famously well. Michel Montignac explains in The French Diet that this not only has to do with which foods the French choose to eat, but their quality, freshness, and most importantly, the way that they are combined.
Annotation:Dr. Clower asserts that the French approach to dieting is about taking the time to enjoy real food without guilt or deprivation. With an emphasis on slow, relaxing meals and the incorporation of natural foods, The French Don’t Diet Plan will help you put joie de vivre back into your relationship with food.