10 Things You Didn’t Know About Olive Oil

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Olive Oil

This blog post is sponsored by the North American Olive Oil Association. Where it’s from: 1) About 95% of the world’s olive oil is produced in the Mediterranean region. Consistently, the top two olive oil producing countries are Spain (about … Continue reading

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7 Important Tips When Buying Olive Oil

7 Important Tips When Buying Olive Oil

It seems like every other day we hear from nutrition experts about healthy fats, the Mediterranean diet, and how olive oil consumption is growing worldwide. And while most of us have automatically tagged olive oil as the go-to oil for … Continue reading

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Mozzarella Cheese – 7 Things to Know

Mozzarella Cheese – 7 Things to Know

1. Mozzarella is a fresh cheese. It’s best eaten a day after production, but can be refrigerated in brine for up to a week. Vacuum packed – several weeks or more. 2. The cheese was first produced in southern Italy, … Continue reading

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Holy Cannoli! Is a Parmesan Cheese Shortage Looming?

Holy Cannoli! Is a Parmesan Cheese Shortage Looming?

Northern Italy was struck by an Earthquake a few weeks ago, with the unfortunate deaths of 17 people. A culinary casualty of the 5.8 quake is the country’s Parmesan cheese industry. About 10% of the Parmesan stock was destroyed. What … Continue reading

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12 Observations on Food in Italy vs Food in the US

12 Observations on Food in Italy vs Food in the US

Click HERE for more pictures So we spent Memorial Day weekend in Milan, Italy. Weather was gorgeous, as was the city, the food was mostly great, and best of all the kids were back home with the grandparents… Walking around … Continue reading

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Viva Italia!

Viva Italia!

Hi folks, a personal note today. My wife and I are celebrating our 10th anniversary and are off to an extended weekend in Milan, Italy. Aside from having a few days sans kiddos, this will be an interesting opportunity to … Continue reading

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4 Year Old’s Teeth Ravaged By Juice and Soda [Gruesome Pic]

4 Year Old’s Teeth Ravaged By Juice and Soda [Gruesome Pic]

———————— Sorry, the picture has been removed at the request of the photographer ———————— We received this picture in an email from a pediatric dentist, after she read our post on the soft drink calorie commercial. Here is the accompanying … Continue reading

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Vinegar for Diabetics?

Vinegar for Diabetics?

Diabetics, like air force pilots when flying, need to be slightly paranoid. Always on the lookout for potential danger. But whereas a flight ends after several hours in the skies, a diabetic must be in constant awareness of blood sugar … Continue reading

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Italy’s Newest Food Label – “Mafia-Free”

Italy’s Newest Food Label – “Mafia-Free”

Here’s an interesting story from Italy, posted Thursday on GlobalPost: “From lands freed from the Mafia,” reads the light blue pack of penne rigate pasta on display among dozens of other products in a dedicated shop in Via dei Prefetti … Continue reading

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Are You Still Buying Salad Dressing?

Are You Still Buying Salad Dressing?

Image by kurafire via Flickr The word salad conjures, for most people, mounds of iceberg lettuce, a few other veggies, and a hefty ladle of dressing. As with many things, the US did not invent it, but in the last … Continue reading

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