The Healthy Italian: A Vegan Food Tour Of Italy

“Cucina povera,” or poor kitchen-style cooking, based on organic, seasonal, sun-ripened, ecologico e biologico principles, and which has its origins in the necessity of the extreme poverty of the rural south, has finally become popular all over Italy in part due to the recognition of the many health benefits of the Mediterranean diet and the southern Italian way of “waste not, want not.”

Despite ubiquitous meatballs, prosciutto and

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