FOOD CULTURE

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...

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...

September 5, 2018

Living in Italian is all about using fresh seasonal ingredients, especially seasonal fruits and herbs, to elevate your dishes. My favorite way to use fruits is to dice them up with my choice of herb for a rustic salsa or chutney. Salsas and chutneys are so versatile, y...

September 5, 2018

Italian cuisine is widely known for its use of fresh, seasonal ingredients. Italian's are also known for mixing locally sourced and readily available foods from all food groups into a large nutrient-packed salad. Stone fruit is native to Italy, particularly the souther...

August 2, 2018

Sicilian tuna is world renowned given Sicily's long history & relationship with the sea. Sicilian fisherman pack the tuna in extra virgin olive oil and pair it with pane cassata "bread dried by the sun." Sicilian tuna is very different from the tuna we are familiar wit...

July 25, 2018

An infusion is the process of extracting medicinal components from a plant material into water, tea, oil or alcohol. This method has been used for centuries to aid in good health. Posca, also known as honey water was a favorite in ancient Rome. The Romans wou...

June 12, 2018

The recipe is a homage to the Caprese Salad, a mainstay on Italian-American menus! Thought to have originated in Capri, the luxurious and ancient island in the Gulf of Naples, you'll find a caprese salad in almost every restaurant or home kitchen in Italy. This recipe...

May 30, 2018

Need a simple dip or spread ready for guests or a quick meal that is both delicious & nutritious? Here is a simple dip made with 5 ingredients but so versatile! Its perfect as a dip for crudites at your cocktail party, a spread on crostini or tossed with your favorite...

May 15, 2018

Lemon Basil Chicken Endive boats are the perfect appetizer for any party.They are delicious, nutritious, elegant and portable. Each ingredient is packed with vitamins and minerals that guests will be talking about!

Endive is a part of the chicory family, related to...

May 1, 2018

I love adding a healthy, Italian twist to classic dishes--this time it's coleslaw! I make a few healthy swaps, starting with the binder, simply using Greek yogurt and avocado instead of mayonnaise for added protein, heart healthy, omega-3 fats & fiber! I also add an It...

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