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Summer, and its magnificent bounty of fresh fruit, has arrived. This time of year is all about picnics , barbecues, and dining al fresco. Summer fruit...
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Up until the widespread adoption of industrial milling in the late 1800’s, nearly all of the grains eaten in the Mediterranean (and elsewhere around...
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When we think about the Mediterranean, our minds might instantly conjure up images of the turquoise or blue-emerald green waters surrounding the...
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In the 1980s, fat came under fire. Low-fat and fat-free products subsequently became all the craze. In recent years, however, nutrition experts have...
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Leafy greens are a hallmark of the Mediterranean Diet . In Crete, where Mediterranean Diet studies originated, and all over Greece, it is common to...
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The cultivated olive ( Olea europaea, Oleaceae ) is one the Mediterranean’s most valuable and important culinary crops. Spain, Italy and Greece,...
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It’s almost May, which means it is time to celebrate International Mediterranean Diet Month , or Med Month. Oldways started Med Month ten years ago...
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The United Nations projects that the global population will increase from 7.7 billion in 2019 to 9.7 billion by 2050. That’s a lot of mouths to feed...
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When you start your day with whole grains, your first meal will be rich in important nutrients like zinc, magnesium, and potassium. Plus, the fuller,...
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You probably didn’t think twice before reaching for the pepper mill in preparing last night’s dinner. Yet, the contents of that pepper mill, what you...
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Our ingenious, intuitive ancestors discovered fermentation as a means to preserve food. Prior to refrigeration, fermentation prevented spoilage,...
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As Naomi Duguid and Jeffrey Alford wrote in their award-winning book, Flatbreads and Flavors , “Flatbreads are the world’s oldest breads. People have...

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