FOOD CULTURE

October 9, 2019

In this new series, Registered Dietitian Fiorella DiCarlo goes back in time to ancient civilizations to find enduring food cures for the modern world. In this video, she looks to Ancient Greece to cure the centuries old problem of bloating.

Marketed as one of the most h...

August 14, 2019

Registered Dietitian Fiorella DiCarlo RD, CDN prepares this healthy and seasonal salad packed with antioxidants to fight inflammation in the body and boost your immune system! Choose ripe Stone fruits like nectarines, peaches or apricots, avocado and red onion for a sp...

July 31, 2019

Just in time to take advantage of nature's bounty of fresh fruits, vegetables and greens this season! Fiorella has released her newest Living in Italian recipe e-book: Salads of Southern Italy where Fiorella shares her favorite salads from her hometown right outside Na...

Foods rich in probiotics are some of my favorite foods to include in my everyday diet. Probiotics are live microorganisms or good bacteria that help optimize your gut bacteria, which has been shown to improve digestion, immunity, metabolism and even skin health....

May 16, 2019

Just in time to take advantage of nature's bounty of fresh fruits, vegetables and greens this season! Fiorella has released her newest Living in Italian recipe e-book: Salads of Southern Italy

Salads have long been perceived as "rabbit food" or a symbol of dieting and...

April 16, 2019

A Mediterranean staple, asparagus has been cultivated for over 2000 years. Asparagus was was in a featured recipe in Apicius's De re coquinaria(On the Subject of Cooking), the oldest book of recipes featuring traditional Roman cookery. 

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February 13, 2019

February usually arrives with a swish of frigid air, sending sweethearts inside to keep each other warm. I adore Valentine’s Day and embrace the cold snowy months. Cozy sweaters to layer, tall fuzzy boots to slip into and long woolen coats beckon to me from my closet. 

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January 16, 2019

Caprese salad is a quintessential Italian antipasto, traditionally made with mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil, which encompass the colors of the Italian flag! Thought to have originated in Capri, the luxurious and ancient island in the Gulf of Naples, you'll find a capr...

December 26, 2018

The aroma of citrus groves fills the air in Southern Italy. From lemons and bergamot oranges of the Amalfi Coast to the famous blood oranges of Sicily, citrus fruits are staples of Italian cuisine. Another staple of Italian food is finocchio, or fennel, is grown throug...

December 24, 2018

New Year’s Eve conjures up images of dancing, merriment and partygoers dressed to the nines. If I close my eyes I can almost hear laughter and the clicking of champagne flutes. And…footsteps? 

In the Victorian Era, “First-Footing” referred to the first person to cross t...

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