Andouillettes are not for beginners, but I thought being a good Lyonnaise, I should not raise my hand up and see if I could still hack smelly sausages made of intestine stuffed with tripes and mustard.
As I was tucking in my andouillettes, I reflected on the French paradox: French people have a lower incidence of coronary disease and are noticeably slimmer than people in Anglo-Saxons counties.
Here I was with 2 smallish portions of food highly saturated in fat but also food which had been picked carefully, in fact our hostess had travelled over 30 kms to buy the best andouillettes. Anyway I was washing the lot away with really good red wine, taking a lot of pleasure in recapturing savours that I had long forgotten.
So is the secret of staying slim to eat smaller portion size of high quality food and savour your food? that would be too simple, there must be much more to it than that, but that gave me food for thought.