“Cooking is education and eating at the table is a good way to teach kids about respecting food, learning to be responsible for their own bodies, and teaching them the art of conversation, manners, and pleasure.” From the French Woman’s Cooking Manifesto



From French Women Don’t Get Fat Cookbook:

With French Women Don’t Get Fat, Mireille Guiliano wrote the ultimate non–diet book on how to enjoy food and stay slim, sparking a worldwide publishing phenomenon. Now, in her first-ever cookbook, she provides her millions of readers with the recipes that are the cornerstone of her philosophy—mouthwatering, simply prepared dishes that favor fresh, seasonal ingredients and yield high satisfaction.

Filled with stories from Mireille’s childhood in France, her life in Paris, Provence, and New York, and her extensive travels and meals for business and enjoyment, The French Women Don’t Get Fat Cookbook is a beautiful, practical lifestyle guide to living well, eating wonderfully, and getting the most out of life with the least amount of stress.

Fromage Blanc With Blue Cheese and Chives


Makes 1½ cups


6 ounces blue cheese (Fourme d’Ambert or Roquefort), at room temperature

14 ounces fromage blanc

4 tablespoons minced fresh chives plus 1-inch chive bâtons for garnish, if desired

16 to 20 slices cocktail rye bread, toasted



  1. Place the softened blue cheese in a small bowl and mash with a fork.

  2. Add the fromage blanc and stir until smooth. Add the chives and mix until blended.

  3. To serve, spread on rye bread toasts and garnish with chive bâtons, if desired.



• Mireille’s next book, French Women Don’t Get Facelifts: The Secret of Aging with Style and Attitude, will be published on January 7, 2014



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