Food Culture Should be Experienced Before Age Five

It is important that children learn about quality foods, preferably before the age of five. Then the marketers, food industry, their peers and the media begin to influence and teach them social taboos often against quality foods while pushing processed foods. The industry’s concern is profit, not the health and wellbeing of the individual. It…

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Family Bonding in the Kitchen

Although the quarantine has had a profound effect on altering our daily lives, if we are healthy there could be a silver lining for families.  What a great opportunity for families to have fun together in the kitchen. All age groups can benefit and the rewards are endless. Why not beef up on cooking skills…

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Olive Oils

Why are some olive oils so expensive and others at bargain prices? Hopefully today’s harvest at Villa Lucia can answer this question. Morning—pickers at Villa Lucia.   Afternoon – Villa Lucia’s olive at the mill   Evening –Olive oil being canned at Villa Lucia. Ready to be shipped to friends in Philadelphia   This is…

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Family Bonding in the Kitchen During the Pandemic

Although the quarantine has had a profound effect on altering our daily lives, if we are healthy there could be a silver lining for families.  What a great opportunity for families to have fun together in the kitchen. All age groups can benefit and the rewards are endless. Why not beef up on cooking skills…

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Eating Meat Off the Bone

Food Culture is learned at an early age. Is it because it is considered tastier meat or strictly not to waste a costly item  that Italian mammas are known for teaching their kids to eat the meat off  the bone?  Saving labor cost of filleting the meat as well as the waste involved, made purchases…

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