“The Mediterranean diet is a centuries-old tradition which contributes to an excellent state of health, provides well-being and eating pleasure and represents an integral part of our world cultural heritage." This is the international consensus statement 2000 on the Mediterranean diet. Mediterranean fare promises health and well-being without giving up culinary pleasures and having to do tedious calorie counting.
- Mediterranean fare – pleasure without regret
Whether as an appetizer, finger food for a party or as a snack, these small bites are also served in Germany at all sorts of different occasions. Instead of the usual pasta and meat dishes, now the guest orders a little bit of this and a little bit of that and pays between three to five Euros per serving. By now this trend has conquered kitchens all around the world.
Multicultural finger foods - Multicultural finger foods
A piece of bread, dipped into some olive oil is a treat. This is something people in the ancient world already knew. Olive oil was an integral part of everyday life in the Mediterranean region. Brined olives lasted a long time. The oil was a luxury food, cosmetics and an article of daily use all at the same time. And so it doesn’t surprise anyone that Homer called olive oil “liquid gold“.
Olive oil – The Mediterranean Gold - Olive oil – The Mediterranean Gold