The Mediterranean is well-known for its intoxicating cuisines of simple, fresh dishes. According to the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition, this diet is a healthy and sustainable model for everyone. What’s its secret? A hearty dose of carbohydrates.
Alexa Ahern is a research and writing intern at Food Tank. She recently finished a Master’s in Journalism at the University of Missouri, where she first became interested in writing about food and agriculture issues. She currently lives in Milan, Italy, where food continues to fascinate and inspire her. She finds she does her best writing over a frothy cappuccino and a creamy ricotta pasticciotto.