I cannot claim enough knowledge of or experience with the French or Japanese cultures to take this project on alone.

So I must give credit where credit is due to the following resources that have guided me along these lifestyles:

French Resources


French Women Don’t Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano

 The French Don’t Diet Plan  by Dr. William Clower

All You Need to Be Impossibly French by Helena Frith Powell

The Sweet Life in Paris by David Lebovitz

Cooked by Michael Pollan


Why French Parents Are Superior by Pamela Druckerman, The Wall Street Journal

 Why French Parents Are Superior (in One Way) by Karen Le Billon, The New York Times

French Kids Don’t Snack adapted by Babble Editors from French Kids Eat Everything by Karen Le Billon, Babble.com


Step up to the Plate (Entre les Bras) 

Japanese Resources


At the Japanese Table by Lesley Downer

Japanese Women Don’t Get Old or Fat: Secrets of My Mother’s Tokyo Kitchen by Naomi Moriyama

The Okinawa Diet Plan by Bradley J. Willcox, D. Craig Willcox and Makoto Suzuki

 Nordic Resources


The Everything Nordic Cookbook by Kari Schoening Diehl


About.com Scandinavian Food