Olive Oil: Healthy and Delicious

Although considered sacred by the people of the Mediterranean for thousands of years, the precise origins of the olive tree are somewhat mysterious. What is known is that cultivation began a very long time ago somewhere in the Near East and spread slowly westward across the Mediterranean Sea. The Egyptians, Phoenicians, Greeks, and Romans all…

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Eggplant: Not Just a Sexy Emoji!

Eggplant, also known by names such as aubergine, garden egg, melongene, and brinjal is a bountiful summer garden producer that is often egg-shaped and usually a beautiful, shiny, deep purple color. This nutritional giant is often found in traditional Mediterranean cuisine. The eggplant is a rich vegetable (actually a fruit) that when cooked, caramelizes giving…

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Reasons to Love the Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet is a heart-healthy eating plan thought to reduce the incidence of heart disease. The New England Journal of Medicine published an extensive study of thousands of participants in Spain between the ages 55-80 with high risk for cardiovascular disease confirms the health benefits of this eating plan. It found those following the…

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Diverse Cuisines of Italy

Aaahhhhh pasta, pizza, tiramisu—all great in their own ways. Each ooze with the distinct flavors and smells of Italy. They’re all delicious, and everyone knows it. However, as many Italians would tell you, there’s more to Italian food than just the world-famous culinary champs. The diverse cuisines of Italy will take you to food heaven.…

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