November 14, 2018

Figs, native to Asia and the Middle East, thrive in Mediterranean climates, including Southern Italy  here fig trees are common along streets and corners. With a short peak season during the end of summer into fall, they are a classic Italian fruit that add a luscious...

November 13, 2017

The truffle, or tartufo, is an underground mushroom cultivated in the Italian countryside, mainly in Piedmonte and Umbria. Urbani Truffles, leaders in the truffle world since 1852, have been my favorite brand available in the United States. Their truffle oil, which is...

June 20, 2017

In HealthiNation's To Eat with Love: Mediterranean series, Registered Dietitian Fiorella DiCarlo travels the Mediterranean through your kitchen with delicious recipes packed with lean protein, vegetables, fiber, antioxidants, healthy omega-3 fats, vitamins and minerals...

February 17, 2015




There is nothing better in this weather than a perfectly crunchy Panini, particularly when you use crunchy bread (Check out my Top Bread here!) & eat it along some savory soups (Check out my Top Soups here)! Make these Healthy Panini anytime!  



Mortadella & Pistach...

Proscuitto is the king of all cured meats. Never was I a happier little girl than one summer when my father and uncle decided to cure two legs during the winter--hung to dry in my basement in Jersey! Lou Di Palo calls it "God's gift" in his new book,  Di Palo Guide to...

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