"By the time you finish reading one of my cookbooks, you will have a complete understanding not only of the particular cuisine, but of the people, culture, and history that created it."   Amy Riolo





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The Italian Diabetes Cookbook was the
the #1 New Release in the Mediterranean
Diet Category on Amazon!
        Order your copy here! 
Real Italian food is healthful, delicious, and the

most popular cuisine in the world. At its core, classic Italian
cuisine s all about preparing fresh ingredients like fruits and

vegetables, whole grains, beans, legumes, dairy,
seafood, and poultry in time-honored techniques
that preserve both tradition and flavor.
In the Italian Diabetes Cookbook, award-winning author
Amy Riolo looks to honor this tradition with 150 easy-to-prepare,
satisfying, and robust Italian dishes that can be
enjoyed by the whole family — while helping fine
food lovers everywhere achieve their health goals.
Inspiration for this book came to Amy when she visited her
ancestral hometown of Crotone, Italy, for the first time.
Each recipe includes notes on the history and cultural
importance of each dish, and most contain wine
pairings —an essential part of any authentic Italian meal!
Highlights include: Ricotta, Grilled Eggplant, and Fresh Mint
Bruschetta; Whole-Wheat Ziti with Goat Ragu;
Swordfish with Olives, Capers, Herbs, and Tomatoes;
Red Pepper, Yellow Tomato, and Artichoke Salad;
Espresso Panna Cotta; and many more!
"Amy Riolo is a true guardian of the techniques and inherent
goodness of the Mediterranean life style! Her food, her
philosophy is an absolute pleasure to read and consume."  
Chef Jason Roberts www.chefjasonroberts.com



More than a mix of rich history, gorgeous beaches, and warm blue
waters, the countries along the Mediterranean Sea and their people
 have a history of living longer and healthier lives and you can too!
By simply following a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil, nuts, beans, fish,
 fruits and vegetables, even drinking wine with meals, you can prevent
 diseases and prolong your life.
The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook is the only book needed
to unleash the power of one of the world's healthiest diets.It integrates
the latest research and clinical findings with 100 delicious, authentic,
 easy recipes and Mediterranean lifestyle tips while dispelling any myths
and misinformation.
Using the Mediterranean Pyramid as a guide, cuisine expert
 Amy Riolo gets to the core of the Mediterranean lifestyle, and
explains what is eaten, when to eat it, and why. Each recipe in 
The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook contains a cultural
tip from the Mediterranean region. Fun historical facts, legend, and
 lore, as well as nutritional information accompany each recipe.
The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook features recipes from
 25 countries in the region to include perennial favorites, little known
 treasures, and recent discoveries.
Get ready to enjoy a healthy lifestyle that includes enticing, satisfying,
recipes- great for family dinners and entertaining, for any and all
occasions, to be appreciated by any palate.
"Amy Riolo has created an authentic yet accessible guide to
eating the Mediterranean Diet as it is meant to be eaten.  
This book captures the Mediterranean essence with delicious
 recipes from a cuisine that is accessible, flavorful and
nutritionally sound."      Lidia Bastianich www.lidiasitaly.com



 Released in March 2010

Starred Publishers Weekly Review

2011 Nautilus Book Award Winner 


2nd Edition Released in 2014

Winner Gourmand Award

"Best Arab Cuisine" 


"The Germantown resident, culinary historian and cooking instructor brings good flavor and good stories to the mix."

The Washington Post

"Amy Riolo brings her many years of experience and expertise to bear when she compiled the recipes"

Midwest Book Review

"Amy Riolo writes from her soul, pulling the reader into unerstanding lifestyles from all countries in the Mid-East and Northern Africa."

Suzanne J. Brown (Atlanta, Georgia) 


"Home cooks of all stripes are sure to savor
Riolo's fresh yet authentic approach to
Middle Eastern food."
                                              Cooking Light



 "superbly presented recipes...enthusiastically


                           The Midwest Book Review


"Rest assured that someone who owns dozens

of cookbooks will not have anything like

this paperback on their shelves."

                              The Washington Post


"...vegans and others interested in broadening

their culinary horizons will be surprised at this

volume's breadth and easeof use."

                                     Publishers Weekly