1. Take care of your family
Make no mistake if you want your family to be healthy you need to give them the best food available. The best food available is NOT hamburgers or pizza or any of the rest of the processed , pre-packaged junk we feed our kids nowadays. Are your kids badly behaved, over-weight, hyperactive ? The chances are its down to the food they eat. Stop giving them packaged junk- if you want a healthy lifestyle, a longer life and a happier family look to the food that they eat. And if you want to cook them the best food in the world cook them French food. If you know Europe, if you know cooking ,you'll know that French food really is the best in the world.
2. Its simple and varied.
You may think that French food is difficult to cook , that even if you want to it would be too difficult for you to learn. This simply isn't the case. Cooking any food is easy if you're taught by the right teacher. As with any skill in life learning is easy if you're given straightforward, simple instructions guiding you through every step of the process. It really is possible, with a little time and common sense to learn to cook French. Truffles, sauces,soups, meat dishes, desserts all are easy to learn and easy to cook. You can with a little patience, become a French cookery expert!
Don't be fooled into thinking that French cooking is complicated and that you have to spend hours and hours creating difficult recipes. This isn't true. There are plenty of French recipes which are quick. Many take under an hour including preparation and cooking time and at the end of that time you don't have a meal you have a work of art!! Best of all to cook French properly you have to use natural ingredients. Proper vegetables, delicious fruit, the best cuts of meat,herbs and spices. If you want to eat junk forget French food. If you want to improve your lifestyle and lead a better life then learn to cook like the French!
4. It improves your life
You probably think that I'm exaggerating when I say French food will improve your life. OK- think about it. These are other reasons why you should learn how to cook like the French: It'll help you learn the language and when you visit Paris or anywhere else in France you'll know what to eat and how to communicate. You'll be a native not a tourist.
Throw a French dinner party, entertain your friends. Your new knowledge will be the envy of everyone who knows you.
France is one of the most romantic countries and cultures in the world- one of the reasons for this is their love of food. They treat food as being sexy and a joy ,something to be savoured not a quick five minute snack break. This attitude is reflected in all aspects of their lives- slow down, be sexy and enjoy ! If you really want to cook to impress; friends, your boss, your family, your lover then you must cook French.
Food really is the most important thing in our lives- it can improve us or destroy us. What do you want the food that you eat to do?
Copyright 2005 Paul Costelo
Paul Costelo is a High School Vice Principal with a wife and 2 young boys aged 6 and 3. He is not a professional cook but his family's lives changed when he learned to cook French. His 2 sons suffered badly from food allergies from eating too much unnatural, processed food. Now their diet has improved and consists of natural, delicious food - food cooked the French way. Paul is now proud to publish this book: 'The Art of simple French Cookery.' [http://www.a1frenchfoodrecipes.com]
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