Garlic (allium sativum) is a bulb covered with papery skin enclosing individual cloves of the most potent member of the onion family. Known as one of the oldest cultivated plants, it is native to Central Asia, with its usage being traced back more than 5,000 years. Ancient Olympic athletes ate garlic before competing in events….

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You don’t have to live in the Mediterranean to enjoy the health boosting benefits of this delicious food and lifestyle.  There is no one right way to follow the diet, as there are many countries around the Mediterranean Sea and these many regions broaden the possibilities of the flavors that you will encounter. …

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POLENTA – Types, how to use and how to cook


Polenta, most commonly known as cornmeal mush, is one of the major foods in the Italian Alps where food was simple and sometimes sparse. Although it came to Italy from Mexico in the 16th century, the origin of the word is far more ancient. It dates from Roman times and is derived from Roman puls,…

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Parties are part of the fun of the holiday season, and there’s no question that large gatherings are the traditional way to bring family and friends together. But it seems that nowadays most people work longer hours, have overcommitted lifestyles and don’t always have the time to prepare elaborate events….

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Italian Magic Potions to Begin or Top Off A Lusty Meal

Over the past decade Italian food, wine and life style have permeated our lives. Have you ever wondered about all those beautiful Italian bottles lined up behind the bar, or picked up a wine list to see the headings “Aperitif”, “Grappa”, or “Amaro”?

These are consumed in a ritual fashion either before or after the meal to prepare for or aid the digestive process….

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