Healthy Flavors of Asia, Latin America and the Mediterranean

Skill Level: Intermediate

Diet and health concerns are critical issues for today's diners. Join our chef-instructor and staff nutritionist as they combine scientific research and traditional worldwide diets to offer healthful and flavorful menu options. You will:
  • Identify common dietary elements of traditional Mediterranean, Latin American, and Asian countries.

  • Prepare dishes from Mexico, the Caribbean, China, Japan, North Africa, Greece, Turkey, and the Middle East.

  • Recognize the importance of a diet low in saturated fat and comprised mainly of plant-based foods.

  • Discuss nutrition issues raised in the use of phytochemicals and antioxidants, fish and fish oils, salt, caffeine, and trans-fatty acids.

  • Identify the probable health benefits of traditional ingredients: soy food, green tea, wine, and olive oil.

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