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Southern Europe straddles the Mediterranean Sea from Portugal to Greece. What American cooks call the Mediterranean Diet (and Southern Europeans just call dinner) centers around fresh fruits and vegetables, limited amounts of meat, abundant seafood, olive oil as the primary cooking fat, and wine enjoyed in moderation. The Mediterranean diet is considered among the healthiest in the world. In the 16th century, the Spanish and Portuguese were instrumental in exchanging foods all over the world, inspiring not only the development of their own cuisines but also the cuisines of Asia, Africa, and the Americas. The ubiquitous tomato, the corn that makes polenta and Portuguese corn bread, the hot chiles that make the Portuguese seasoning oil piri-piri, the potatoes in Spanish tortillas or Italian gnocchi, these ingredients originated in the New World; Over time, they were seamlessly incorporated into regional European cuisines.

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The taste was great! I used frozen blueberries and it was delicious. Because I do not have...

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