Our French neighbours have a truly stellar attitude towards food, embracing it as a way of life: something to savour and to spend hours revelling in alongside good company and even better wine. Not only that, but the national diet is delicious - who doesn't love creamy cheeses, fresh bread, chocolate and steak?
As a new year dawns and the usual resolutions are rolled out, we take a look at how we can learn from French eating habits. From studies extolling the virtues of red wine and blue cheese to foodie advice from glamorous screen icons (step forward, Catherine Deneuve), here's how and why to eat like a French woman... bon appétit!
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