Pasta made Italian-style http://ow.ly/eZ
November 6, 2012 Leave a comment
My bucket list has always included a foodie trip to Italy. This year the food gods and the stars were aligned because I was blessed with not one, but two trips to the land of extra virgin olive oil and pasta. Here’s what I learned.
Italians use extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) almost exclusively. This monounsaturated fat contains polyphenols, an antioxidant that is responsible for its heart health attributes. As basically the only fat in town, the average person consumes 250-375 mL (1- 1 ½ cups) of EVOO a week, which works out to somewhere between 2 ½ -3 ½ tbsp (35-53 ml) of EVOO a day per person.
Pasta made Italian-style http://ow.ly/eZslI