Mediterranean food is a great cuisine to add to your family meals! This easy guide will teach you all the tips and tricks you need to make it kid-friendly, weeknight easy, and a perfect addition to your meal plan! Includes easy Mediterranean recipes for beginners.
Mediterranean Food is one of those cuisine types where its hard to nail down exactly where it is from and what it is. Technically speaking, everything that touches the Mediterranean Basin counts - but this spans such a wide variety of cultures with distinct cuisines - like Egyptian, Ottoman (Turkish), Greek, Italian, French and Spanish. See? There is SO MUCH variation there!
If you haven’t gone over the above guide it’s a good place to start so that you can successfully introduce your children to new and adventurous foods. Here’s some things to get you started on your next food adventure- the Mediterranean!
For the sake of drawing lines, we are going to focus this section on the cuisine of the "Mediterranean Diet", which is actually inspired by the eating habits of the following regions in the 1940's and 1950's:
- Southern Italy
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Essential Utensils for Cooking Mediterranean Food
- Zester - Grating spices is the best way to get the most aroma and flavor.
- Pastry Brush - These are amazing for brushing butter and oil, greasing pans, and many other tasks. Buy more than one! I prefer the silicone pastry brushes over the ones with the nylon bristles.