Here are some of the reasons why I like this book.
Firstly it is because it is as much about Joie de vivre and about it's subtitle The Secret of Eating for Pleasure as it is about staying slim (Clever commercial title though!)
Secondly because I've lost a few pounds while having chocolate, wine and delicious meals since I bought the book a couple of weeks ago!
Thirdly because, to my surprise, it has got me interested in cooking again.
Here are some quotes I like, and have copied into my notebook where for three weeks I'm recording what I'm eating:-
Learn to say no with an eye to saying yes to something else.
A balanced and time-tested relation to food and life.
Be the master of both your willpower and your pleasures
Quality over quantity.
Treat every meal as something special.
More tomorrow (broadband problems permitting!)