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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...

How to cook artichokes

Today your advisors  of Mediterranean Diet present you the best way to cook the artichokes: " Artichokes alla Giudia" We think that the best way to cook artichokes is to cook them in the same way that most restaurants in Rome cook. We don't speak about stuffed artichokes but deep fried artichokes "alla Giudia" . After cooking artichokes in ths way, the result is a tender inside, with crunchy, nutty, deep golden brown leaves that look like a sunburnt chrysanthemum. This is a  specia...

The use of the hop

Today your advisors  of Mediterranean Diet present you some invaluable  advice on the use of the hop. The history of hop The Sumerians and the CHINESE MEDICINE knew the therapeutic properties of the hops. They used it as a digestive remedy and for the treatment of leprosy, tuberculosis, dysentery and intestinal diseases. In our culture only from the twelfth century, the plant is a "remedy of melancholia" for its aperitif, cleansing, laxative and worming. In 1500 at the time of the ...

Crumbed anchovies with bitter chicory

Today your advisors  of Mediterranean Diet present you: Crumbed anchovies with bitter chicory Speaking about the Mediterranean diet, we can not avoid to describe the traditional Mediterranean dishes, especially those that have the taste of the sea. Today we chose “alici ammollicate” (crumbed anchovies), a typical and essentially poor disch from the coastal areas of southern Italy, from Apulia to Campania, from Sicily to Calabria. The recipe we are proposing is a variation of the ...

Cook well the artichokes

The “thorny winter”(artichokes) are delicious but to cook well the artichokes, however, it is necessary to clean them properly removing outer hard leaves and inner annoying fluff. When you buy them, check that they have a uniform color and a firm texture, the tips should be secure, the dark leaves and the stem long and turgid. Before starting rub your hands with lemon to prevent blackening, as the artichokes contain substances which oxidize in contact with air. Alternatively you can ...