​What's For Dinner?

Eat like an Italian, whether dining in a restaurant in Italy, or cooking at home like nonna used to do. 


The Mediterranean Lifestyle offers cuisine that is both delicious and healthy. On this website, we discuss "why" this is the case, and "how" you can incorporate the wisdom of generations past into your modern routines. Buon appetito!


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Origins of The Mediterranean Diet

​The late U.S. physiologist Ancel Keys is the person most closely associated with popularizing the origins of the Mediterranean Diet. He coined the term when he published the findings of his ongoing research throughout his career, while spending a great deal of time living Southern Italy, in the tiny village of Pioppi, just south of Naples.

wine is good for you

Is It True That Wine Is Good For You?

​The question of whether or not wine is good for you has been hotly debated. The general consensus is that red wine, in moderation, (maximum 2-3 glasses a day, depending on your age, weight, and sex) can impart cardiac benefits, and contribute to overall well-being.  In Italy, it is NOT hotly debated. Rather, wine is

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Simple Italian Recipes

Simple Italian Recipes in an American Kitchen

Recently I wrote a review of the ​Italian food Mecca in New York, Eataly in ​the Flatiron District. My travel companion on that trip was my friend and colleague Adina, who is a ​buongustaio and healthy food evangelist in her own right. What’s more, our philosophies are perfectly aligned, with one of ​our shared goals

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Healthy Diet for Children

A Healthy Diet for Children

​What do Italians feed their kids?Most parents know that, as difficult as it is to stick to a diet yourself, it’s even more challenging to enforce a healthy diet for children. Kids tend to be finicky eaters anyway, and with peer pressure at school and brilliantly targeted marketing by the Big Food industry, it’s really

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Is Eataly Italian?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or in the Southern United States) for the last decade, no doubt you’ve heard about the super-sized Italian food amusement park called Eataly, iterations of which can be found in (almost) every corner of the globe these days.  In sum, it’s a utopian hub for all good things to

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Why is the Mediterranean Lifestyle the Best?


Healthy

​In the last few decades, science has confirmed what the Italians have known intuitively for a long time. Eat quality food, have good social networks, sleep enough, and mo​ve around. It's just that simple.

Maintainable

​Unlike most "diets," the Mediterranean Lifestyle is all about common sense living. Nothing extreme or painful. Just a relaxed approached to a healthy life.

Sustainable

​If we take a responsible approach to how we live our own lives, it will also benefit the planet. Conserve energy, don't waste food, respect your environment. The goals are perfectly aligned. 

Delicious

​Well, this point hardly needs anyone's endorsement. But it's worth appreciating that ​eating quality food makes up happy as well as healthy. Not for nothing that Italian food is the most popular world-wide. 

The Mediterranean Lifestyle Tour of Italy!

​In the autumn of 2020, we will be taking a small group on a tour of Italy for full immersion in the Mediterranean lifestyle. This will be an ideal itinerary for those who want to both see the sites, AND fully absorb (and taste!) the culture.​

It's a lifestyle, not a diet...

​The best part of the Mediterranean "Diet" is that it's not a diet at all. There are simple and healthy daily practices​ that, once assimilated, become unconscious habits of your routine.  Join us on this journey!

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