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Welcome to EAT LIKE AN ITALIAN, where we discuss how to maintain a healthy diet without "dieting." Join us in the kitchen and at the table for a generous helping of delicious food. Ciao!

Eat Like an Italian Rick Zullo

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Welcome to EAT LIKE AN ITALIAN, where we discuss how to maintain a healthy diet without "dieting." Join us in the kitchen and at the table for a generous helping of delicious food. Ciao!

    Foods That Help Fight Cancer

    Foods That Help Fight Cancer

    It’s easy to take for granted during our busy routines, but food plays such an important part of our lives. It nourishes us, it comforts us, it connects us to our culture… and it can help heal us, too. 

    Cancer is a serious illness that affects millions of people around the world. While there is no guaranteed way to prevent cancer, there are some foods that have been shown to help fight it off. (Of course, there’s more to it than that, and you should always consult with a physician.)

    My guest on this podcast episode is Judy Witts Fancini. Besides all the aforementioned roles of food in our lives, for Judy, it’s also her livelihood. She’s been involved with the procurement, preparation, and most importantly, the enjoyment of food at every level. Better still, not “just” food, but the traditional regional dishes of Italy.

    • 35 min
    What Do They Eat in Venice?

    What Do They Eat in Venice?

    Even though it's technically on the Adriatic Sea, can we still consider Venetian cuisine as part of the "Mediterranean Diet?" Well, there's lots of seafood and vegetables. Perhaps more polenta and rice than pasta, but otherwise, yes the traditional dishes in Venice are healthy and diverse. If you want to know where the locals eat in Venice on a regular basis, it’s in little stand-up bar places called barcari. The most authentic food in Venice is often “hidden” inside these little gems. But you’ll need a bit of local knowledge to find the best of the best.

    • 33 min
    The Italian Food Rules

    The Italian Food Rules

    The Italian Food Rules might seem trite to a foreigner visiting Italy. But these guidelines are very important if you don't want to "fare una brutta figura," make a bad impression. And they are good for your health, too! 

    Read the full list here: https://eatlikeanitalian.com/34-italian-food-rules/

    • 14 min
    Crimes Against Italian Food

    Crimes Against Italian Food

    Listen, I get it. It takes effort to stay on the path of righteousness, especially when every marketing message is screaming about the bounty of Olive Garden’s endless pasta bowl (with unlimited garlic-butter breadsticks). Yes, there is such a thing as too much pasta. 

    But let’s at least not fool ourselves. Concoctions dubbed as “Italian food” outside of Italy are usually a gross bastardization of their lineage; just barely even resembling the humble beginnings from which they arose. 

    So indulge me, if you will, with this rant in the defense of all things holy and Italian. The crimes against Italian food will not go unpunished!

    Read the transcript here: https://eatlikeanitalian.com/crimes-against-italian-food/

    • 13 min
    Starvation: Quarantine and The Fasting Mimicking Diet

    Starvation: Quarantine and The Fasting Mimicking Diet

    Last time I talked about time-restricted eating and how fasting is NOT synonymous with starvation. Well, that was before the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns of our normal societal routines. 

    During this strange times, grocery shopping has become a challenge, and for some who are out of work, it's also an economic challenge. So some degree of starvation is not out of the question, even within the wealthiest nation in the world. 

    On the plus side, it gave me the nudge I needed to give Dr. Valter Longo's Fasting Mimicking Diet a try. 

    And still, all of that says nothing of "emotional starvation" in this time of social distancing. Perhaps that's a topic for another conversation. 

    Stay safe, my friends.

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    • 19 min
    Time-restricted Eating

    Time-restricted Eating

    Fasting is NOT synonymous with starvation. There are many variations of time-restricted eating that are easy to follow with enormous health benefits.

    • 11 min

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