About 11 years ago a book came out that got everybody talking – “French Women Don’t Get Fat”. The author, Mireille Guiliano, was on every talk show evangelizing the virtues of eating the French way. It is a conundrum as France flows with Camembert, croissants, rich sauces, and steak frites. I just have to add that it is NOT fair that French women get to eat great food, stay slim and are some of the most stylish ladies in the world. The book became a # 1 New York Times best seller, and in a nutshell it shares the secret of French women – that is, they don’t eat more than three bites of anything and they savour each of those bites. Continue reading
My idea of an extreme mash up would be, Lady Grantham (Maggie Smith’s character on Downton Abbey) at the dining table suspiciously eyeing a Vietnamese Sandwich on a plate before her, in her peevish upper-crust British accent, “You can’t be serious! Am I expected to pick this up with my HANDS, like a scullery maid, picking up a scrub brush?”
Thank goodness I am not a member of aristocracy because I have no prejudices against eating food with my hands. Sandwiches are not something I eat a lot of, perhaps because of the bad press they have gotten ie, Wheat Belly, Hi Carbs, Gluten. But there are times when nothing satisfies like a sandwich, especially when it is a Vietnamese sandwich called the Banh Mi.