The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: Harness the Power of the World's Healthiest Diet to Live Better, Longer (Paperback)

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The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: Harness the Power of the World's Healthiest Diet to Live Better, Longer (Paperback)


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Unleash the power of one of the world’s healthiest diets with 100 delicious, authentic, easy recipes and Mediterranean lifestyle tips based on the latest research and clinical findings.

More than a mix of rich history, gorgeous beaches, and warm blue waters, the countries along the Mediterranean Sea and their people have a history of living longer and healthier lives—and you can too! By simply following a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil, nuts, beans, fish, fruits and vegetables, even drinking wine with meals, you can prevent diseases and prolong your life.

Using the Mediterranean Pyramid as a guide, cuisine expert Amy Riolo gets to the core of the Mediterranean lifestyle, and explains what is eaten, when to eat it, and why. Each recipe in The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook contains a cultural tip from the Mediterranean region. Fun historical facts, legend, and lore, as well as nutritional information accompany each recipe.

The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook features recipes from all countries in the region to include perennial favorites, little known treasures, and recent discoveries. They include:

  • Whole-Wheat and Grape Focaccia
  • Herb and Rice–Stuffed Grape Leaves
  • North African Spice–Dusted Sweet Potatoes
  • Silky Hummus with Yogurt and Pomegranate Seeds
  • Mussels in Tomato-Saffron Broth
  • Sizzling Rosemary Shrimp over Polenta
  • Turkish Yogurt, Garlic, and Dill Sauce
  • Corsican-Style Garlic-Laced Beef Stew with Peppers
  • Apricot and Orange Blossom Pudding with Pistachios
  • Rose- and Mint-Infused Fruit Salad
  • Roasted Plums with Basil-Yogurt Cream

Get ready to enjoy a healthy lifestyle that includes enticing, satisfying, recipes—great for family dinners and entertaining, for any and all occasions, to be appreciated by any palate.

“Amy Riolo is a true guardian of the techniques and inherent goodness of the Mediterranean life style! Her food, her philosophy is an absolute pleasure to read and consume.” —Chef Jason Roberts,

As an award-winning author, chef, television personality, cuisine and culture expert, and educator, Amy Riolo makes frequent appearances on numerous television and radio programs both in the United States and abroad. Amy, an Italian American of Calabrian descent, also created and appeared weekly in ninety-second cooking videos entitled Culture of Cuisine, which air on nationally syndicated news shows on 28 different channels across the United States, totaling a reach of over 300 million people.

Amy’s book The Mediterranean Diabetes Cookbook (American Diabetes Association) received a starred PW review, won the 2011 Nautilus Book Award, and was named “Best. Diabetes. Cookbook. Ever.” by For Nile Style; Egyptian Cuisine and Culture, she won the World Gourmand Award for Best Arab Cuisine Book in the United States. Her book Arabian Delights; Recipes & Princely Entertaining Ideas from the Arabian Peninsula was chosen as one of the 16 Volumes Worth Staining by the Washington Post. She is also the author of The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook and The Italian Diabetes Cookbook. In addition, Amy contributed to The Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia and co-wrote The Al Tiramisu Restaurant Cookbook: An Elevated Approach to Authentic Italian Cuisine with award-winning chef/restaurateur Luigi Diotaiuti.

Amy is a Culinary Advisor for The Mediterranean Food Alliance. Her work has appeared in numerous print media including, USA Today, Cooking Light magazine,The Washington Post,, The Wall Street Journal, Gulf News, Popular Anthropology Magazine, The UAE National, and international newspapers and hundreds of blogs.

Product Details ISBN: 9781592336487
ISBN-10: 1592336485
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
Publication Date: April 15th, 2015
Pages: 192
Language: English

"Rating:5 stars. The recipes in this cookbook were chosen because of their taste, authenticity, and nutritional value. They are not only low in fat, cholesterol, and sodium; they are packed with vitamins, minerals, and healthful properties that our bodies need...The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook will help you live better, longer." -

"Chef Amy's passion and wisdom about the Mediterranean lifestyle and diet, allows the reader to transcend the level of a cookbook and inspires them to create food prescriptions that can heal, modify and even reverse many modern day disease states. This manual for wisdom based eating should be on everyone's kitchen counter." - John R Principe, MD Creator and Founder of WellBeingMD, LTD

"Combining her passion and talent as a chef with the medical insights of a doctor, Amy Riolo's The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook entices gourmands and nutritionists alike with authentic recipes that are easy to create and beautiful memoir that is a delight to read." - Luigi Diotiaiuti, Chef/Owner Al Tiramisu Restaurant, Author, Sommelier

"Amy Riolo has created an authentic yet accessible guide to eating the Mediterranean Diet as it is meant to be eaten. This book captures the Mediterranean essence with delicious recipes from a cuisine that is accessible, flavorful and nutritionally sound." - Lidia Bastianich -