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New Study Reinforces The Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet

A new study carried out by Harokopio University and published by the American College of Cardiology has found that closely following the Mediterranean diet can significantly lower your risk of heart disease. The researchers found that the Mediterranean diet, which consists of grains, nuts, fish, olive oil and fruits and vegetables, can cut your risk of developing heart disease by almost half.

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Michelle Obama Talks Family Nutrition & The Let’s Move! Campaign with Cooking Light

In the March issue of Cooking Light, First Lady Michelle Obama discusses the state of family dinner in America, the Let’s Move! Campaign, and more. The issue also introduced a healthy, fast and affordable cooking curriculum called “Let’s Cook” inspired by Mrs. Obama’s mission. Click through to find an easy and affordable recipe introduced in the “Let’s Cook” curriculum.

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Debunking Pasta Myths

Are you confused about what is myth and what is truth? When it comes to pasta and nutrition, there can be a lot of conflicting messages! From gluten to weight gain, it seems everyone has a different opinion on the matter! Our experts separate fact from fiction and break down some of the most common misconceptions about pasta.

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VIDEO: “Wine and Pasta Pairings”

We all know that wine and cheese make a great pair, but did you know wine could bring out the best in your pasta too? Certain wines enhance the flavor of pasta dishes, but knowing which wine to serve with meals can be tricky. Luckily, our chef Tina Ruggiero has a quick guide you can use anywhere, anytime. Click here to watch the video!

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VIDEO: “Salt vs. Oil: Which Should You Use for Pasta”

It’s the age-old question: when preparing pasta, should you add salt or oil to the water? In our newest video, Pasta Fits Chef’ Tina Ruggiero has an answer for you and explains why this particular condiment contributes to perfectly cooked pasta. Watch the video below to see if you are cooking pasta correctly and stay tuned for our next video, Pasta in a Pinch: Love Your Leftovers!

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How-to Go Meatless to Improve Your Wallet and Waistline

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the price of food has risen dramatically over the past few years and the price of meat is no exception. To combat these high prices, many families are adopting Meatless Mondays as part of their weekly meal plans. If you’d like to start making Meatless Mondays part of your dinnertime regimen, stock up on these must-have items to get you started:

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VIDEO: The Formula for Perfect Pasta

We’re so excited to debut the first installment of our ongoing pasta tips video series! In this video, Tina Ruggiero, the chef and registered dietitian responsible for our featured recipe each week shares the secret formula that will get you perfectly cooked pasta. We asked our fans what cooking tips and information they were dying to know and we will release a new video answering your questions!

Pasta Spotlight

Q&A with Debbie Koenig on Feeding Your Picky-Eaters!

Kids are picky-eaters – feeding them and you can be tricky! We’ve brought in Debbie Koenig, food writer and and the author of the cookbook Parents Need to Eat Too: Nap-Friendly Recipes, One-Handed Meals & Time-Saving Kitchen Tricks for New Parents to give tips on how to feed the whole family!

Q&A with Francine Segan: Today’s Pasta!

We were delighted to find out that food historian, cookbook author, and all around food genius, Francine Segan has just released a new book entitled Pasta Modern: New & Inspired Recipes from Italy, so we asked her if she would mind answering a few questions about pasta for our November Spotlight.

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