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Home-cooking and family bonds are the secrets to a healthy and long life

The Mediterranean diet is about cooking at home with family and friends. Home-cooking and family bonds are the secrets to a healthy and long life. The Mediterranean diet is more than just food. It is about social interactions and relationships with family and friends. Food is a mean that brings people together.

A scientific research shows why the Mediterranean Diet is so healthy

Doctors have finally found out that the health benefits effects of the Mediterranean diet may be due not only to the consumption of certain foods, but also to cooking techniques such as sofrito (sauté) made with extra virgin olive oil and tomatoes or garlic. This means that it is healthy to cook with extra virgin olive oil. Here find a recipe with lentils which are naturally rich in proteins and perfect for people who want to follow a Mediterranean Diet or a plant-based diet reducing the quantity of proteins coming from red meat

Italian Easter food traditions: egg in the bread recipe

In Puglia we have many traditional foods that are only prepared during the Easter week. And each Italian region has different Easter food traditions. What we like about about our Easter recipes is that they are simple and made with very local and seasonal ingredients. One of the most traditional [...]

Best thing to do in Puglia: learn about the culture of olive oil

Guests who attend our culinary and wine tours in Puglia often tell us how impressed they are with the architecture and beauty of Lecce and whole Salento (the county of Lecce). The usual comment is: "we did not expect all this magnificence!" Beauty is everywhere: from Lecce's wonderfully decorated baroque [...]

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