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Blog posts tagged with 'Mediterranean diet'

Balsamic Vinegar: Mario's touch of class

The Italian cuisine is considered a poor person's cuisine, our Mediterranean diet, famous throughout the world, is as simple as can be whilst containing all of the vitamins and nutrients for good health. We say "you are what you eat" and I believe that to be so. Not only this, but I am always for the opinion that it is the quality of the ingredients that makes the great difference, not only in food that is good for our health but also determines if food is or isn't named high quality cuisine.

With my colleagues, we ponder upon many a discussion about products, which are made in Italy, about the theory that our land should be treated as gold as it is that, which gives us our produce. These meetings usually come about around a dinner table, and each of us brings a speciality from our own shop. Just the other day I decided to prepare a series of bruschettas, with my spiced oils as condiments, I obtained real particular and tasty flavors, with oil and garlic, chilli, Tropea onions and capers, all with two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil added and balsamic vinegar from Modena.

I am not here to tell you what my colleagues Elena, Aldo, Anna and others brought to the table... I'll tell you only that Luigi made a keynote on red wine from Montepulciano and... Obviously we drank it!

Italian flavours and aromas in a few clicks

Do you fancy eating Italian food but you don't want to spend time looking for a shop, which will search for the kind of product you want? Passione Italiana is the shop that does it all for you, letting you find typical Italian products accurately selected with excellence through a few clicks. Imagine going to a market and finding a trustworthy delicatessen, a wine seller and an oil and vinegar shop, of pasta, sweets and liquors, all of this without queueing and easily from your home, from your tablet or smartphone. All of this and more on Passione Italiana, the perfect marriage between tradition and technology.

You will have a vast range of Italian products at your disposal and they will arrive directly to your home in just a few days from your ordering.

Many delicacies are awaiting you to let you experience the aroma of Italy and to taste its flavours. A good glass of wine, a plate of pasta, a slice of ham or cheese, a little piece of Parmesan or simply a drizzle of olive oil on a slice of fresh bread. Italian slow food comes under those good habits, which have been forgotten with the frenetic lives we lead. Preparing a Mediterranean dish is simple and fast but also tasty and healthy. Passione Italiana is proof that eating well with a speedy preparation can happen.

Fast food, made in Italy

The good food culture has always been a must for Italians. From north to south, choosing quality products from the starter to wine is the Italian prerogative. Over the past few years, the motto “you are what you eat” has been a guideline for people all over the world, not only in Italy. The logic of fast food is opposed and slow food is favourable. It is important to realise that eating well doesn't mean not being able to eat something that is prepared quickly, rather choosing the right products and assembling them i the proper way.

A very famous Italian chef says that even a simple sandwich can be a high quality product and can easily fall into the famous Mediterranean diet  that is good for both our physique and our taste buds. If we choose good oven baked bread, or, why not, even one homemade by us, along with a quality ham that we know the origin of: the best being a culatello or a Parma ham, we can add a slice or two of Reggiano Parmesan cheese and a couple of salad leaves seasoned with extra virgin olive oil or balsamic vinegar from Modena. A quality sandwich, fast to make and fast to eat... fastfood- Italian style.

Suggestion: When you are on your lunch break, remember to take some time for yourselves, accompany this delicious sandwich with a glass of good Italian red wine and then go back to your working day.