Came across an interesting article on the BBC News site today citing a study on the benefits of a Mediterranean diet.

The results of the survey aren’t exactly groundbreaking – eating more fruit and vegetables is better for you, duh – but it comes at a time when Americans are taking more interest in the eating habits of other countries and cultures, Mediterranean and Asian, especially.

Coincidentally, we received a cookbook in the mail titled The Mediterrasian Way, by Ric Watson and Trudy Telander. There are certainly no shortage of cookbooks and lifestyle books touting the benefits of Mediterranean and Asian diets these days, but this one condenses a lot of ideas into a readable whole, with recipes, lifestyle tips and guides to weight loss, etc.

If you’re not interested in the lifestyle elements, the recipes are pretty tempting, especially the Gado Gado, an Indonesian salad with peanut sauce, and the Chakchouka, a Tunisian egg and vegetable dish that looks something like a frittata…

For more info on the book, here’s a link to the authors’ site.

Take care,

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