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!

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!)

Featured ARTICLe

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.

Intermittent Fasting Diets

Intermittent Fasting Diets

An intermittent fasting diet… doesn’t sound too appealing, does it? Even before you wade into the details, you’re already pretty sure that you wouldn’t like it, battling hunger pangs the whole while. Well, that may or may not be true, but what do intermittent fasting diets look like in practice?First of all, fasting has been

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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, the question is NOT hotly debated. Rather, wine

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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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Why is the Mediterranean Lifestyle the Best?


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 move around. It's just that simple.


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


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. 


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. 

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Organic Cooking School in Italy!

With the slow cooking school we offer organic cooking experiences for individuals, couples, and families at your vacation villa or at our locations in Roma, Umbria and Tuscany. 

You will learn different organic home made pasta, Italian typical recipes.We only use organic and sustainable products.

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!