Those of you who keep track — however off-handedly — of the American book market, have surely heard of Mireille Guiliano’s book French Women Don’t Get Fat. This French woman, who is head of the Champagne company Veuve-Clicquot and lives between New York and Reims, explains how and why French women can get away with eating chocolate and cheese while sipping on a little wine, and still manage to look slender and fabulous.
With such a promising pitch, it is probably not surprising that the book sells like hotcakes (or whould I say croissants?) and has attracted phenomenal media attention. In the wake of this, Josh from The Food Section has had the idea to setup and conduct a roundtable discussion between four of us French food bloggers, asking us about our perception of the French and their food habits.