While browsing last evening after dinner I found this interesting discussion at The Morning News about “the French paradox”, largely sparked by the recent publication of Mireille Guiliano’s book French Women Don’t Get Fat.
It’s essentially a panel discussion about differences between French and American eating, fitness, and social habits as they involve food. One of the participants in the discussion is the wonderful Clotilde from Chocolate & Zucchini, a wonderful food blog.
The interesting this is I’ve been in France a week now, and while I eat pretty well and am very active at home, for some reason I find that I am eating smaller meals here. And I’ve been mostly cooking for myself, so I can’t claim restaurant portions are smaller or any such thing.