Joie de Vivre

La joie de vivre – the joy and passion of life and living.  A few years ago I read a friend’s copy of Mireille Guillano’s ‘French Women Don’t Get Fat‘ and then I purchased the follow-up book ‘French Women For All Seasons‘.  FWFAS is predominantly a cook book but there are lots of great suggestions on how to eat well, live well and be well.  It was only after a recent re-read that I realised how closely Mireille’s French Women philosophy aligns with many primal/paleo philosophies.  Granted, the French eat waaay more bread and cheese than you’ll see recommended by any primal/paleo aficionado, but the fundamental principles are there: Continue reading

Food Rules

Food does indeed rule much of my life.  I love food.  I love reading about it, talking about it, cooking it, photographing it and eating it.  It is a pleasure that I truly enjoy but sometimes it can get a little out of hand.  Not because it’s an obsession (though some friends and family may beg to differ) – the issue is what I’m actually eating and drinking.  Continue reading