Monday, August 24, 2009

Butter's Better Than Margarine

The big food and publishing talk in the States has been about the increased, massively increased sales of Julia Child's cookbooks, since the movie "Julie & Julia" came out. Many people, who never quite knew what classic French Cooking was all about are in shock over the ingredients, especially butter.

Most of us were raised on margarine and those younger than me on egg whites, so they haven't a clue about real food.

Butter is healthier than margarine, and whole eggs are healthier than egg whites. Fresh fruit is a healthier snack than granola bars, and small plates are better than large. In fancy restaurants, where meals consist of many courses, you'll find lots of emptiness on the plates. The food is sparsely and artistically arranged.

The zoftickly full plate, and the "Empty Plate Club" are the twin causes of overweight in today's world. Don't show love with food, either.

Julia Child lived to ninety-one. I'm sure she tasted, not stuffed herself silly with the food she made.


Keli Ata said...

I think experts are now also saying that it's healthier to eat five or six smaller meals a day instead of three large ones.

This works well for me. I'm not a big eater and given the choice between a large breakfast and no breakest I go for no breakfest, which isn't healthy at all and provides no stamina to get through the day.

Eating small portions more frequently works well.

You're right. Butter is better than margarine.

Julie and Julia is the next movie I want to see.

Batya said...

Yes, I began losing weight when I started eating more frequently.