If you like olive oil, nuts and wine you’re in luck. If you like eating fish and legumes at least three times a week that’s even better. Love your veggies? You’re on your way. Nutrition researchers have been touting the possible health benefits of eating foods popular in Mediterranean cultures for decades. Food lovers celebrate how enjoyable these dishes can be too. The vegetable plate at The National in Athens is a state of the art example of how plant focused cuisine can meet state of the science advice. Case in point: Carolina Plantation rice with black lentils, fried cauliflower with yogurt and harissa, beets with kumquats and fennel fronds, cabbage and caraway slaw, marinated carrots with fennel, watercress.
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