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  Mediterranean Food
The Mediterranean is the deep, blue heart that gives life to the countries that surround her.
Though the Mediterranean is increasingly fished-out and polluted, seafood remains at the core of the cooking heritage.
Beef, however, is rare in Mediterranean cuisine, for the land cannot support large herds.
www.cuisinenet.com /glossary/med.html   (521 words)

 Taste: Mediterranean cuisine's expanding borders
Exploring Mediterranean cuisine was the goal of the Culinary Institute of America's Sixth Annual International Worlds of Flavor Conference and Festival, which drew an audience of 500 chefs and other food professionals late last year to Greystone, the CIA's continuing education facility, at St. Helena, in California's Napa Valley.
Mediterranean peoples have taken such basic ingredients as olive oil, garlic, wine, anchovies, pomegranates and chickpeas and turned them into distinctive dishes, unique to each region and culture.
Chefs who choose to serve Mediterranean dishes should do it not for novelty to revive a tired menu, not just because it's the latest trend, she said.
www.sptimes.com /2004/03/10/news_pf/Taste/Mediterranean_cuisine.shtml   (930 words)

 SpainDreams. The variety of the Spanish cuisine
Potatoes, cabbage hearts and platters of mixed vegetables or tender legumes, such as pochas (haricot beans allowed to ripen and swell in the pod) are starters or form the garnishing for dishes featuring trout from the nearby mountain streams and speciality meat marinades (chilindrones) and conserves (confits), a taste acquired from the French.
The Mediterranean cuisine, associated with the famous Mediterranean diet that has been shown to be so beneficial for the health, is based on the "Holy Trinity" of wheat, the olive and the vine, with other important ingredients being: rice and legumes; garlic, greens and vegetables; cheese and yoghurt; fish, meat and eggs; and fruit.
This is a school of cuisine which is as varied as it is complete, and which, in the Mediterranean areas of Spain, is interpreted with local differences and twists.
www.spaindreams.com /eng/gastro.htm   (1485 words)

 Food Product Design - Exploring Mediterranean Cuisine
The olive is at the center of the region’s cuisine, and olive oil, from light in color, flavor and aroma to intense and fully flavored, is ubiquitous.
Mediterranean cuisine continues to evolve, given the influx of foods from the United States and parts of Europe.
The distinct cheeses from the Mediterranean derive from cow, sheep and goat milk, and from buffalo milk in Italy.
www.foodproductdesign.com /articles/621feat1.html   (4607 words)

 Cuisine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A cuisine (from French cuisine, meaning "cooking; culinary art; kitchen;" itself from Latin coquina, meaning the same; itself from the Latin verb coquere, meaning "to cook") is a specific set of cooking traditions and practices, often associated with a place of origin.
New cuisines are constantly evolving, as certain aesthetics rise and fall in popularity among professional chefs and their clientele.
Cuisines of the Americas are based on the cuisines of the countries from which the immigrant peoples came, primarily Europe.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cuisine   (497 words)

 Contract foodservice cruises uncharted waters: Mediterranean cuisine - companies see food as inexpensive, healthy ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Mediterranean influence continues even today, through the rich variety of foods that are indigenous to the region: Southern Spain, the Provence region of France, Sicily and Southern Italy, Greece, Turkey, Syria, Israel.
Foodservice directors and contract companies have embraced this multifaceted cuisine for its variety, its low cost and its attractiveness to customers who either are vegetarians or are seeking flavorful and healthful foods.
Among her other Mediterranean specialties are a roast lemon chicken pizza that is topped with oregano potatoes and a pork loin with fennel that is served with rosemary-scented olive oil mashed potatoes.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m3190/is_n39_v30/ai_18762764   (843 words)

 Mediterranean Cuisine/Heart Disease/Cancer
Eating traditional Mediterranean cuisine like Greek salad, focaccia bread and garlic chicken may be better for your health than following the standard American Heart Association (AHA) diet, says a team of French researchers.
The Mediterranean food eaters had less than half as many cancers and one-third the number of heart attacks as the AHA group.
The patients following the Mediterranean diet worked closely with the researchers; the others were left to the care of a variety of physicians who weren't participating in the study directly and may not have abided by the AHA recommendations.
www.annieappleseedproject.org /medcuisdis.html   (800 words)

 Cuisine of the Mediterranean - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mediterranean cuisine is the cuisine of the areas around the Mediterranean Sea.
The Mediterranean Cuisine is characterized by its flexibility, its range of ingredients and its many regional variations.
Barbeque or grilled meats, pita bread, hummus, and falafel are very popular forms of the eastern type of the cuisine.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mediterranean_cuisine   (311 words)

 Mediterranean diet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Common to the diets of these regions are a high consumption of fruit and vegetables, bread,wheat and other cereals, olive oil and fish; making them low in saturated fat and high in monounsaturated fat and dietary fiber.
One of the main explanations is thought to be the large amount of olive oil used in the Mediterranean diet.
Nonetheless, green vegetables, a good source of calcium and iron, are used in the Mediterranean diet as well as goat cheese(a characteristic of Malta), a good source of calcium.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mediterranean_diet   (366 words)

 Crete Books | Diet, Cuisine & Food. Buy books about the cretan/mediterranean diet and cuisine
Mediterranean cooking is refreshingly low in salt, fat, and starch, relying instead on fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, and poultry.
The cuisines of the Mediterranean are famous for taking humble ingredients and transforming them into savory masterpieces.
Scientists and researchers have discovered that traditional Mediterranean cuisine is one of the most healthful, nutritious diets in the world -- one that can help you live longer and enjoy far lower rates of coronary heart disease and other chronic conditions, including diabetes and cancer.
www.cretetravel.com /Books_Crete/Cuisine.htm   (1608 words)

 Gaiam - A Fresh Take on Mediterranean Cuisine
Mediterranean cuisine consists not just of one type of food, but is a rich tapestry woven by many cultures.
This is attributed to the fact that, historically, the people of the Mediterranean centered their diets around plant sources and that they traditionally emphasized minimally processed, seasonally fresh and locally grown foods whenever possible.
Certainly, these dishes are Mediterranean favorites, but there's so much more to the rich cuisine of the region than this.
gaiam.com /retail/gai_content/learn/gai_learnArticle.asp?article_id=501   (2157 words)

 Macomb Daily : Sports : Cookbooks explore Mediterranean cuisine 08/09/04
Exploring the cuisine of Greece and its Mediterranean region is made easier because its delights have often inspired cookbook writers to do the research for us.
This one, she said, is an attempt to recapture the feeling of the Mediterranean way of life, with recipes that "allow me to enjoy the process of creating them, the sensuality of my results, and the revitalization that occurs when I take deep pleasure in my cooking."
In the eastern Mediterranean, she points out, there are special restaurants where you can go for meze; in Greece there are several different names used for this type of establishment according to what each offers to eat or drink.
www.macombdaily.com /stories/080904/tas_cookbook001.shtml   (758 words)

 Restaurants - Mediterranean - Westchester Towns, Westchester County, NY
His menu is exciting and exotic, filled with exactly the kind of foods we all wish to consume, from the fine olives and pungent oils, to the tart citrus, bright herbs and fresh tomatoes.
Harvest on Hudson’s menu is based on the traditional cuisines of the Mediterranean with influences from Italy, France, Spain as well as Greece, Turkey and Portugal.
Aperitivo Plus is a winebar and restaurant that specializes in Mediterranean cuisine with a particular focus on the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, one of the most well regarded gastronomy belts in Europe.
www.westchestertowns.com /htm/lnk/Link0485.html   (931 words)

 Mediterranean cooking and cuisine. Details and benefits of mediterranean cooking and cuisine.
efining and understanding the Mediterranean Nutrition and Diet is not easy because there are several countries that border the Mediterranean Basin.
Eating fish a few times per week benefits the Mediterranean people by increasing the amount of "Omega-3 fatty acids" - something that the rest of the developed societies don't get enough of.
Eating red meat sparingly seems to also increase health.There is a general consensus among health professionals that the Mediterranean Diet is healthier than the North European and American diet because more grains, such as spaghetti, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and olive oil are consumed.
www.mediterraneandiet.gr /words.html   (141 words)

 What is "Eclectic Mediterranean Cuisine"?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Of course, Eclectic Mediterranean cuisine also features typical ingredients such as olives, olive oil, fresh herbs, lamb, fresh seafood, sheep’s and goat’s milk cheeses, fresh poultry and loads of fresh seasonal produce.
Chef, Waiel Majid, was born in the land of one of the oldest civilizations: Babylon, or modern-day Iraq.
Eclectic Mediterranean Cuisine knows no borders; yet the style remains consistent with it’s emphasis on freshness, high-quality, organic ingredients, and meticulous, by-hand preparation.
www.zatarrestaurant.com /eclectic.html   (293 words)

 Mediterranean restaurant, Mediterranean cuisine, shawarma-Rapid City, SD
We serve Mediterranean cuisine in a variety of dishes including our shawarma sandwiches, falafel, and shish kabobs.
You are sure to love all of the healthy Mediterranean food that we have to offer at Khoury's Mediterranean Cuisine.
We offer a ground beef skewer that is commonly known as a shish kabob, and we have a shish lake that comes with chicken or lamb.
www.khourysmedcuisine.com   (231 words)

 Advanced Mediterranean Cuisine, Professional Culinary and Baking Program, Italian Culinary Institutes, The Italian ...
Considering Regional Italian Cuisine's dominating influence in the world's top restaurants, this program focuses on techniques to develop innovative preparations for the modern restaurant based on new flavor assemblies, up-to-date alimentary standards for healthier eating and magnificent plating techniques synthesizing haute cuisine with the simplicity of the Mediterranean.
The history of cuisine is evidenced throughout the program and thus includes cultural travel to several different genres of restaurants as well as visits to artisan cheese makers, wine and olive oil producers and the hearth bakers that are unique to Italy.
Lesson begins with Mediterranean and Alternative Cuisine where modern Mediterranean and vegetarian cuisine are combined and presented with a thoroughness and clarity unique to the industry even in Italy.
www.italianculinary.it /profculinary_spec_uaa_maggio2005.htm   (2530 words)

 Efes Mediterranean & Vegetarian Turkish Cusine
Mediterranean and Vegetarian Turkish Cuisine, by most accounts, is most sensuous.
From the moment the eye catches the food and matches it to its surroundings, till the moment the smell senses are activated by the fresh taste of the meal, the end result is sure to be savored by our guests.
Mediterranean food spans Yemen in the South and the Black Sea from the shores of Turkey in the North; Iran in the East and Egypt in the West, and continues with those
www.efesrestaurant.com   (439 words)

 Mediterranean Cuisine at the CIA
Mediterranean Cuisine at the CIA in Napa Valley
Variations of this type of firewater are made in homes all over the Mediterranean basin.
along the Mediterranean basin were not represented at this conference at all.
www.cookingincrete.com /Articles-Mediterranean-Cuisine-at-the-CIA.html   (1748 words)

 Mediterranean Diet
In general, the diets of Mediterranean peoples contain a relatively high percentage of calories from fat.
The incidence of heart disease in Mediterranean countries is lower than in the United States.
Before advising people to follow a Mediterranean diet, we need more studies to find out whether the diet itself or other lifestyle factors account for the lower deaths from heart disease.
www.americanheart.org /presenter.jhtml?identifier=4644   (368 words)

 Cuisine International - Luna Convento
Catalonia has enjoyed a delicious and refined cuisine embracing plain, sea and mountain, a cuisine which on the coast has recourse to a wide array of fish, and inland, to typical dishes such as escudella (a meaty broth with pasta, usually followed by carn d'olla, a hearty stew) and roasts.
For majority of the cooking holidays you will be lodged at Mas Ses Vinyes, one of the numerous "masias" (traditional rural house in Catalonya) a charming and comfortable small hotel close to the Costa Brava in a unique combination of mountain and coastal scenery.
Also, for those who are especially interested in the Nueva Cocina of Spain and its mastered cooks, considered as the most outstanding and avant-garde bunch of chefs from Western world at the moment, we do offer cooking classes based on some of their most reputed recipes.
www.cuisineinternational.com /spain/tasteofspain   (1216 words)

 Mediterranean Cuisine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Mediterranean food is everyone’s favorite – pasta and pizza from Italy, bouillabaisse from the South of France and the delicious honey-soaked pastries of Greece.
The outdoor markets encapsultate the quality of Mediterranean food and cooking, and the extremes of climate, terrain, and local tradition make the cuisine interesting as well as healthful.
The cuisines included in The Middle Eastern Kitchen are those of Iran, Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and the Palestinian Territories, Jordan, Egypt, Yemen, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
www.sirreadalot.org /food/mediterraneanR.htm   (705 words)

 "Mediterranean Cuisine" - Shopping.com
Clifford A. Wright - A Mediterranean Feast: The Story of the Birth of the Celebrated Cuisines of the Mediterranean, from the Merchants of Venice to the Barbary Corsairs With More Than 500 recipe
Olives are one of the most ancient of foods and a staple of Mediterranean cuisine and are available in numerous varietie...
Cruise the Mediterranean and explore the timeless allure of Europe.
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 Gaiam - A Fresh Take on Mediterranean Cuisine
The freshness of the ingredients is key to the vibrant flavors of the cuisine.
The refreshing lemon blended with anchovies captures the essence of the Mediterranean coast.
This is especially good served with grilled skewers of chicken or lamb marinated in lemon juice, garlic and oregano.
www.gaiam.com /retail/gai_content/learn/gai_learnArticle.asp?article_id=501   (2157 words)

 CuisineNet Digest: Southern European Cooking
Unlike the butter-based cuisine of northern France, or the goose and pork fat of the German-influenced east, southern France, like her neighbors, cooks with
The Mediterranean is a great migration spot for northern European birds heading to warmer Africa for the winter, so domesticated chicken and geese are seasonally supplemented by pheasant, grouse, partridge, and duck.
All kinds of vegetables can be found in the markets, and the cook allows the fresh taste of the food to come forth from each dish.
www.cuisinenet.com /digest/region/mediterranean/wmed.shtml   (365 words)

 The Cuisine of the Mediterranean Diet
Unfortunately, there was no room in their findings to discuss the tang of a fresh tomato topped with a slice of fresh goat cheese and drizzled with basil steeped in olive oil.
But the fact remains: the Mediterranean diet, with its focus on fresh vegetables, fresh pasta and bread, olive oil and spices, is delicious.
If you've decided that your health is important, and Mediterranean cuisine is right for you, step beyond the pasta pages of your cookbook and look into the cuisine of nearby countries.
chetday.com /mediterraneancuisine.htm   (561 words)

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