A brief history of Italian cuisine

It is no secret that Italian cuisine is beloved around the world. Yet most diners are not aware of the rich
history behind these tasty dishes. The country’s ancient inhabitants, the Etruscans, originally subsisted on
a diet of meat, soups and variations of cereal. They invented olive oil and a long line of other staples in
traditional Italian cuisine. These staples “set the table” (pun intended) for the culinary explosion that soon
Greeks and Romans
Fast forward to the 8th century and the Greeks had colonized the southern portion of the country. Their
primary foods included bread, vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, corn-based cereal concoctions, lupines, dry


The health benefits of tomato sauce

We all love tomato sauce. To the surprise of some, this delicious creation is one of those rare foods that
actually tastes good and benefits the human body. Tomatoes and tomato sauce improve biological
functions in countless ways. Keep reading to find out how tomatoes work their magic.
Tomatoes Improve Heart Health
The consumption of tomatoes has long been tied to improved heart health. Tomatoes and extracts from
tomatoes decrease total cholesterol, the LDL form of cholesterol and triglycerides. Tomato extracts also
assist in the prevention of platelet cell clumping within the blood. The result is a reduced risk of heart
health problems such as atherosclerosis. The…