ROCLAND - The Mediterranean diet has been hailed by everyone from food writers to nutritional scientists to cardiologists as a great way for Americans to get a grip on better health for themselves and their families. Solid medical research proves the diet has a positive effect on chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer, it helps to control diabetes, it’s even been shown to slow the onset of Alzheimers and other age-related dementias. But what is it exactly? And how can you translate it into good food for yourself and your loved ones?
On Thursday, January 24 at 2 p.m., join food writer Nancy Harmon Jenkins, author of The New Mediterranean Diet, a nationally recognized authority on the subject (and also on one of its prime components, extra-virgin olive oil), as she explains what the diet is and what it’s not. She especially touch upon why it’s not a restrictive “eat-this-not-that” kind of diet, but rather an entirely new, easy and delicious way to bring good health into your kitchen and onto your table. And to have fun doing so. The talk will take place in the Rockland Public Library’s Community Room
After the talk, Nancy will have copies of The New Mediterranean Diet and also of her more recent Virgin Territory available for sale and signing.
This is the first in Rockland Library’s new Thursday afternoon event series. The Library, known for its Thursday evening programs, is trying afternoon events on the fourth Thursday of the month as an opportunity to provide programming for those community members not likely to attend evening events. All talks take place at 2 p.m. and are free and open to the public.
Rockland Public Library is located at 80 Union St. For more information, call (207) 594-0310.