Why Eat Like An Italian?
The Mediterranean Lifestyle offers food that is both delicious and healthy. On this website, we discuss "why" this is the case, and "how" you can incorporate the wisdom of past generations into your modern routines. Buon appetito!
Italy - The BEST of Mediterranean Cuisine
Join the conversation on Facebook!
Let's share our knowledge and affection for Italian Food!
When you hear “Eat Like an Italian,” what comes to mind?
Does it imply healthy Mediterranean food or the most delicious cuisine in the world?
Well, how about both? (Obviously!)
34 Italian Food Rules
Several years ago I wrote an article entitled, “Five Italian Food Rules that Foreigners Need to Know.” It was inspired by a few of the (many) reprimands that I’d received in
Food In Italian Culture: Understanding Italy Through Its Traditional Cuisine
Discussing the role of food in Italian culture is pretty much the underlying theme of this entire website. The Mediterranean Diet, Slow Food, la cucina povera… these concepts all speak to the importance of what Italians choose to eat, how they prepare it, and who they share their meals with. And of course, the history
Italian Ham: What Is It and What Are the Different Types?
What is Italian Ham? Italian ham is a type of meat that is typically made from the hind leg of a pig or wild boar. The meat is then seasoned with salt, pepper, and other spices before being cured for several months. The curing process not only adds flavor to the meat but also helps
How to Use Truffles in Cooking
Before you use truffles in cooking let’s review exactly what they are… Truffles are a type of fungi that grow underground near the roots of trees. They are highly sought after for their unique flavor and are used in a variety of Italian dishes. While they can be pricey, a little goes a long way,
The Best Food In Puglia – Top 10
Like many regions in the South of Italy, the best food in Puglia comes from a tradition of cucina povera, “peasant food.” This was common in the evolution of regional cuisine throughout the Mediterranean where the ingredients were historically difficult to procure, but at the same time they were nutritionally dense, delicious, and worked into
STOP Italian Sounding Products!
In the United States, there are Italian sounding products wherever you turn, and the average American consumer might even be forgiven for falling prey to the imposters. Frappuccino, Chicken Florentine, and Parmesan cheese, to name a few of the most conspicuous offenders. Thankfully there is a crusader on a mission to expose these profiteers. Today
Mushrooms from Italy: How to Find, Choose, and Cook Italian Mushrooms
If you love mushrooms, then a trip to Italy is a must…even if that “trip” is only to your local Italian market. Italy is home to some of the best mushroom varieties in the world, and of course, once obtained the Italians REALLY know what to do with them. Let’s have a deeper dive into
About the author
While living in Italy for several years, I accidentally discovered the many glorious benefits of eating a Mediterranean diet. I say “accidentally” because it wasn’t a conscious effort, but rather the natural consequence of trying my best to adapt to the local culture.