The Tips and Tricks of a Mediterranean Diet

Learn how the Mediterranean food philosophy fits modern lives for longevity, health, and fitness, without sacrificing flavor.

Kara Rota
1-minute read
Episode #187

olive oil and salad representing a mediterranean diet

Chef Antonio Iocchi of Zoe's Kitchen joined the Clever Cookstr to share his experiences with the Mediterranean diet, which is known for increasing the longevity of life and serving as a successful strategy for healthy weight loss, and how the Mediterranean food philosophy fits into today’s trending diets, including Paleo, Keto, and Whole 30 diets.

Growing up, Antonio was surrounded with fresh produce, lean proteins, healthy fats, and other ingredients and techniques that are staples of the Mediterranean diet. But to him, they were simply the normal way to eat.

Now, as head chef for Zoe's Kitchen, Antonio is tasked with fitting these Mediterranean values into a fast-paced, modern lifestyle through fast-casual food. Learn how he does it, and pick up his tips and tricks for enjoying Mediterranean food in your home kitchen. Listen in the embedded audio player for the full interview.

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About the Author

Kara Rota

Kara Rota headed children’s programming at Chicago’s Green City Market and studied food politics at Sarah Lawrence College. Kara has been a featured speaker at numerous venues including Food Book Fair, the Roger Smith Food Conference, and the Brooklyn Food Conference. She has written about food for Irish America Magazine, West Side Rag, Recipe Relay, and Food + Tech Connect, and is the former Director of Editorial & Partnerships at Cookstr.com.

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