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ITALIAN CUISINE IS THE PERFECT CHOICE FOR HEART-HEALTHY / DIABETES-FRIENDLY LIVING

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[INTERVIEW ON MG “live” on Wednesday January 13 2016 at 10:30 AM with Author Amy Riolo]

THE ITALIAN DIABETES COOKBOOK
Delicious and Healthful Dishes from
Venice to Sicily and Beyond

Italian food has a reputation of being fattening, high in carbohydrates and generally heart-horrible. Americans have taken Italian food, and added a ton of cheese to everything, plus frying things, and turning the food into artery-clogging nightmares. Real Italian food is healthful, delicious, and the most popular cuisine in the world. At its core, classic Italian cuisine is all about preparing fresh ingredients like fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, legumes, dairy, seafood, and poultry in time-honored techniques that preserve both tradition and flavor.

With THE ITALIAN DIABETES COOKBOOK [January 2016, $23.50 CAN] award-winning author and Mediterranean expert Amy Riolo brings together a wonderful collection of authentic and naturally healthy recipes from her Italian homeland. The book includes 150 easy-to-prepare, satisfying, and robust Italian dishes that can be enjoyed by the whole family — while helping fine food lovers everywhere achieve their health goals. The book includes recipes for all occasions, including pescatarian and vegetarian options. Highlights include:

  • Ricotta, Grilled Eggplant, and Fresh Mint Bruschetta
  • Cracker Rings with Black Pepper and Fennel Seeds
  • Roman-Style Rice and Herb-Stuffed Tomatoes
  • Whole-Wheat Ziti with Goat Ragu
  • Swordfish with Olives, Capers, Herbs, and Tomatoes
  • Red Pepper, Yellow Tomato, and Artichoke Salad
  • Espresso Panna Cotta
  • Tuscan Seafood Stew

Amy’s bestselling cookbooks include The Mediterranean Diabetes Cookbook and Nile Style (Gourmand Award for Best Arab Cuisine). Inspiration for THE ITALIAN DIABETES COOKBOOK came to Amy when she visited her ancestral hometown of Crotone, Italy, for the first time. Most recipe contain wine pairings – an essential part of any authentic Italian meal – as well as notes on the history and cultural importance of each dish, providing readers with an amazing meal AND a cultural experience.

About the Author
Amy Riolo is an award-winning author, chef, cooking show host, cooking instructor, and Mediterranean expert. Her frequent appearances on television and radio programs include Fox TV, CBS, Montgomery and FairfaxCountyTV, Nile TV, The Travel Channel, Martha Stewart Living Radio, WHYY, and Abu Dhabi Television. She appears weekly in ninety-second cooking videos titled “Culture of Cuisine,” which air on nationally syndicated news shows on 28 different channels across the United States, totaling a reach of over 223 million people. Her work has also appeared in numerous print media, including USA Today, Cooking Light magazine, The Washington Post, CNN.com, The Wall Street Journal, Gulf News, Popular Anthropology Magazine, The UAE National, and international newspapers and hundreds of blogs. She is also the author of noted culinary/cultural blog Amyriolo.blogspot.com. She currently teaches approximately 80 hands-on cooking classes per year, with more than 3,500 students annually at Living Social, Sur la Table, and Open Kitchen in Washington, D.C. Internationally, she gives classes in Italy, Egypt, and UAE.

 

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