Carnival recipes: Chiacchiere or Galani? Frappe or Strufoli?

Carnival is coming, there is a party atmosphere and, as usual, celebrating something means to cook great dishes. Although each italian region or city has its tradition of parades and demonstrations, the only thing that all the italian region have in common, from Piedmont to Sicily, from Trentino Alto Adige to Apulia, is the typical dessert of this period: the "Chiacchiere" (that in italian language means "the talk" ) Each area of Italy calls these tasty pastry with a different name: ...

A typical easy recipe from Verona

  Torta Russa (Russian cake) Author: Meddiet Prep time: 30 mins Cook time: 50 mins Total time: 1 hour 20 mins The “Torta Russa” (Russian cake) is a typical cake of Verona, and consists of a shell of puff pastry stuffed with a paste made of almonds and macaroons (amaretti). Ingredients 250g puff pastry 150 gr of macaroons 150 grams of peeled almonds 150 grams of sugar 150 grams of flour 150 g butter 3 eggs 1 shot of liqueur amaretto di saronno ...

Fritole – Frittelle – are a Carnival sweet

Today your advisors of Mediterranean Diet present you: Fritole - Frittelle - are a Carnival sweet typical of Veneto made with apples and sultanas HISTORY Undisputed queen of Venetian desserts, the pancake, or better "fritoa” lives his magic moment in Carnival. Always considered the national cake of the Serenissima Republic, "enjoyed" not only in Venice but throughout the Veneto-Friuli, almost at the gates of Milan, "and fritoa" was produced exclusively by fritoleri, that in the '600 ...

Carnival in Termeno: the Egettmann parade

  If you are in South Tyrol during Carnival, you can not beat the original Egettmann parade in Termeno. Description of the parade and the main characters The parade is opened by the trumpeter, followed by farmers on horseback and their labourers and by farmers brandishing long whips (‘Ausschnöller’). These are then followed by the stewards whose job it is to keep the route of the pageant clean and free of obstruction. Behind them come all the rest of the farmers with their ...

In vino veritas

In Vino veritas is one of the most famous phrase since thousand years. It was used by the Latin to say that when we drink too much we say things that we would never say. And so the great Arc at last came to rest on Mount Ararat, and Noah and his vast family came out, followed by “all the animals and all the creatures that move along the ground”. For Noah had saved all Creation and was named ‘Soter’ the saviour. He had saved all that moved, but not the grasses, nor the trees nor any ...

The Hop

Today Mediterranean Diet presents you some valuable tips on how to use and eat the Hop. Historical notes The first historical mentions of hop date back to 760 when, in France, reigned Pepin the Short, and refer to a hop garden near the monastery of Freising, Germany. In 725, in Weihenstephan, San Corbiniano had founded a monastery with its brewery. The Weihenstephan brewery was the first in the world to have used this plant. The use of this plant has facilitated the retention and, conseq...

Well being after holidays

In the last days of 2016 we have made big parties, drinking alcohol with friends, eating cakes sit fro hours around a table... Among the good intentions for the new year we have decided to mae a kind of diet in 2017. It is really difficult to decide wich kins of diet to choose : withour carboidrates, only proteins, only drinking tea.. Be happy!! You do not need drastic diets, just follow few simple tips from your Team of Medierranean Diet team and you will be well being after holidays. TO...

Pizza, my first Latin lover

Do you like Pizza?  Do you know something of its interesting, fascinating history? Who invented Pizza? Do you need a little help to find a good answer?  No problem; "Dieta Mediterranea"  is here to help you to know more deeply one of the most popular foods in the world. Everybody in every corner of the world love Pizza. The origins of pizza is not always as easy and straightforward as you might think. There are different schools of thought about it. I will gladly present to you some of ...

Quinoa the sturdy plant

There is a plant in the world (Quinoa, the sturdy plant)  that could contribute to the fight against hunger because it is a vigorous and strong plant and it is an ideal food for all tastes and in “all the sauces”. This desert plant "Quinoa" has many qualities which we would like to talk to you. But what is it exactly Quinoa, the sturdy plant? Quinoa is an herb that can reach two meters high and produces nutritious seeds. Some are places in our planet do not favor any plant but the ...

Tuna Patties With Lemon Dill Sauce

Today the Team of Mediterranean Diet presents you a weight loss recipe: Tuna Patties With Lemon Dill Sauce Instead of high calorie, fatty sources - use spices to provide flavorsome, exciting meals your whole family will enjoy. "Tuna Patties With Lemon Dill Sauce" is another recipe in a range of hunger-fighting, low fat recipes to assist you keep your weight under control. This irresistible, no-hassle meal will help you reach your weight-loss goals - while making mealtime a real treat. Lean ...