Carnival recipes: Chiacchiere or Galani? Frappe or Strufoli?

Today your advisors s of Mediterranean Diet present you:  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: le Chiacchiere. ...

The recommended combination of wine

Today your advisors of Mediterranean Diet present you:  The recommended combination of wine with various recipes for risotto is: ½ glass of Valpolicella Classico Red and ½ medium Soave Recioto -White We reccomend the typical taste of two rice dishes (tastasal and vegetables) with matching ½ glass of Valpolicella and Soave (White) Possible variants: a. Risotto with Shrimp b. Risotto with Tench c. Risotto with Mushrooms d. Risotto with Pumpkin RISOTTO "al tastasal" I perceive the ...

Tuscan extra virgin olive oil IGP

Today your advisors of Mediterranean Diet present you:  Tuscan extra virgin olive oil IGP The extra virgin olive oil IGP offers maximum certainty in terms of authenticity. The Consortium ( http://www.oliotoscanoigp.it/en) ensures each bottle with his signature, verifying the entire chain of production, strictly made in Tuscany, from the plant to the packaging. Furthermore the oil is also subjected to chemical and sensory tests (tasting by commissions recognized by the Ministry of Agricult...

Bruschetta, the Olive Oil kingdom

Bruschetta, the Olive Oil kingdom, is an Italian appetizer consisting of grilled bread, chopped tomato, fresh basil and of course olive oil. There are a lot of variations around the world, which may include mozzarella, vegetables, beans, cured meat, truffle sauce and so on. The fanatics of Bruschetta love to rub the bread with garlic before grilling, and add oregano just before serving.  With this little trick all the intriguing flavours of the south of Italy are on top of a slice of ...

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 ...

The Mediterranean diet will save the planet

In this article we will see why the Mediterranean diet will save the planet. We report the interview to David Tilman, winner of  numerous awards, including II Robert H. MacArthur Award for ecology in 1998 and II Prize Balzan in 2014. He was born in 1949 in Aurora (in Illinois USA), he graduated at the Michigan University and he teaches ecology at the California University Santa Barbara - Minnesota . It was drawn since his childhood by ecological studies because he thought he could transform ...

Lemon Zucchini Bread

Lemon Zucchini Bread Ingredients 1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini 3/4 cup white sugar 1 egg 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons lemon zest Recipe Type: Bread Author: Meddiet Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 45 mins Total time: 1 hour Instructions for cooking Lemon Zucchini Bread Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 ...

Modern Science influences Mediterranean Diet?

To understand if Modern Science influences Mediterranean Diet we can read an article from Michel de Lorgeril (cardiologist and nutritionist at the French National Centre for Scientific Research and the School of Medicine at Grenoble University, France). In the 1990s he proposed a theory to explain the French paradox (low mortality rate from cardiac disease in France compared with UK and USA despite similar risk profiles), and his research group demonstrated that the plant omega-3 fatty acid ...

Bella Italia Regionali Busiati trapanesi al pesto crudo

Bella Italia Regionali Busiati trapanesi al pesto crudo is one of the receipes of Bella Italia Regionali: a unique line of artisan products that represents the ancient culinary traditions of Italy’s 20 regions. Thanks to the slow drying process of the pasta, it conserves unsaturated not only the nutritional factors, but even the essence, taste and flavor. We source the most genuine and natural Pasta from different Italian regions. The shapes and recipes of the pasta is a result of ...

An Indian perspective of Mediterranean diet

To have an indian perspective of Mediterranean diet we've to read the research of Shweta Khandelwal is currently working as a Research Scientist and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the PHFI, New Delhi. (a trained public health nutritionist) and Dorairaj Prabhakaran (ardiologist and epidemiologist by training). Several publications report the cardio-protective benefits conferred by this dietary pattern, however, the applicability and suitability of the Mediterranean diet in the Indian context ...