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The Flavor of Extremadura, Spain

Three hundred huge Iberico pigs approach like a herd of buffalo, raising dust, hooves vibrating the earth below our feet.  “Don’t be afraid,” Pepe said with a smile, “they are friendly but don’t let one get a hold of your foot!”

We are on the pastures of Dehesa de Solana, Jamón Ibérico producers in Cáceres, an autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. Our guide for the day is Pepe Alba, master carver and owner of Turismo del Jamon.com.

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Mediterranean Diet: Eating Gluten Free in Italy

How to Eat Gluten Free in Italy

When I first informed my friends and family that I would be studying abroad in Italy for a month to study the Mediterranean Diet, their initial response was, “What are you going to eat?” They all know I have been gluten-free (GF) for a year and while they were excited for my opportunity, it was clear that images of pizza, pasta, and grains were flying through their heads.

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Mediterranean Diet: Culinary Pleasures in Paros Mediterranean Living

Culinary Pleasures in Paros Island

Join Artemis Morris, author of The Anti-Inflammation Book for Dummies as she shows you where to eat, what to do and shares some of the incredible recipes from the Greek island of Paros.

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Mediterranean Culinary Travels: Thessaloniki

The Cuisine of Thessaloniki (Greece)

For me, and for many other food lovers, Thessaloniki is a gastronomic paradise. Walking down the streets, you are pulled in every direction by the aromas of grilled meats, strong coffee, fresh bread, savory pies and the sweet smell of bakeries pumping out tray after tray of syrup-laden desserts. There are plenty of ouzo and meze houses that serve small plates of traditional dishes that are influenced by years of occupation from different nations.

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