Curriculum: Mediterranean Cuisine Comes to You

With this curriculum, teach your students the culinary practices related to the Mediterranean way of eating and living, while discovering regionally produced local foods.
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Updated: September 20, 2017

Curriculum: Mediterranean Cuisine Comes to You

Course Details

Discover the scientific support for the health benefits associated with a Mediterranean lifestyle. Explore culinary practices related to the Mediterranean way of eating and living, while discovering regionally produced local foods. Penn State Extension’s "Mediterranean Cuisine" curriculum will:

  • Involve the participant in designing and implementing the Mediterranean lifestyle into practice.
  • Teach great tasting methods to prepare food of the region including locally sourced ingredients.
  • Highlight prominent Mediterranean food ingredients at each session.
  • Engage the participant in preparing simple, delicious recipes.
  • Show how to stock a kitchen with staples of the cuisine.
  • Illustrate how to fuel one’s life for better health!
  • Help the participant design a healthy lifestyle, integrating regionally available local food.

Ordering Information

Cost: $50.00
Shipping: $3.00

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Lesson Topics

Lessons include recipe preparation, demos, and tasting events.

Session One:

  • Introduction to the lifestyle, history, and culture of the Mediterranean Region
  • Food Focus: Healthy fats and olive oil tasting

Session Two:

  • How the Mediterranean diet pattern affects chronic disease
  • Food Focus: Yogurt, cheese, whole grains of the region

Session Three:

  • Putting the lifestyle to work!
  • Food Focus: Cultivated greens and other vegetables

Session Four:

  • Explore healthy proteins, seasonings, and wine basics
  • Food Focus: Trio of bean dips, wine tasting

Authors

Nutrition research and education Diabetes education Child overweight prevention Food Safety education Food Preservation

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