FOOD CULTURE

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...

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 3, 2018

Apples have long held an important place in ancient mythology. From the golden apple of the Trojan War to the three golden apples Aphrodite gave to Melanion, a suitor of the huntress Atalanta, this fruit has a rich history.

In one legend, Paris, the son of the king of T...

November 19, 2018

As Thanksgiving draws closer, I started talking to my three-year-old twin daughters about gratitude. When I asked them what they are thankful for they went down the list of family, friends ands toys they appreciate. I had to smile when one hugged the other and said “Si...

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 14, 2018

Cooking with young children can be both fun and messy! If you would like to give it a try you will need a few simple kitchen supplies and food items. It is best to start with something simple like scrambled eggs…with an Italian twist! 

Italian Inspired Scrambled Eggs

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October 31, 2018

While the inventor of the Caesar Salad is controversial, born of Italian American chef in Tijuana, Mexico during Prohibition era, no one can deny it's legacy as one of the most classic salads of all time. The simplicity of the ingredients and preparation of the Caesar...

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...

April 20, 2018

Breakfast doesn't need to be toast or oatmeal! An easy way to get healthy fats in and have a filling delicious meal or snack by creating an avocado bowl that will satisfy and give you a boost of energy.

Avocados originate from South Centr...

April 17, 2018

Rosemary is indigenous to the Mediterranean region and is used widely in Italian cuisine. Its fragrance pairs well with garlic and wine, and is perfect when roasting meat, fish, and vegetables. In addition to its uses in the kitchen, this herb has been shown to have po...

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