We often hear that the secret to a long and healthy life could lie in ‘the Mediterranean diet’, but what does that actually mean? And how can we borrow some of the secrets from France, Italy, Spain and Greece for a little sunny boost when the British weather turns temperamental?
Around the world
Check out our favourite flavours and recipes from around the world to create a super-special buffet.
When it comes to bringing people together with wow-factor sharing dishes, the Italians really know a thing or two. These lovely centrepieces are fantastic for a special occasion, or if you just want to spoil friends and family with a spectacular feast.
He discovers that South Koreans eat twice as many vegetables as we do here in the UK, and that they always pay close attention to the balance and colour of their veg, aiming to truly ‘eat the rainbow’.
In Jamie’s current TV series, Jamie’s Super Food, he’s uncovering the foodie secrets of some of the healthiest nations on the planet. This week sees him in Switzerland, where the population lives to a remarkable 82.6 years on average, and the childhood obesity rate is an impressively low 6%.
Life expectancy in Switzerland is an impressive 82.6 years – the fourth highest in the world. The Swiss are also the third biggest apples eaters on the globe. This week, Jamie visits Alpine apple farmers and gets to the core of this incredibly popular fruit.
South Korea has staggeringly low obesity rates – just 6%, compared to 25% of obese Brits. With seafood being a major part of the South Korean diet, Jamie paid a visit to the famous Haenyeo ‘diving ladies’ of Jeju island, who free-dive impressive depths to catch their seafood bounty by hand.
There’s something about fruit from tropical climes that quenches and cools like no other. Seek out these exotic imports in summer, using our guide below to help you.
Tapioca is a starch extracted from the root of a plant, whose scientific name is Manihot esculenta or, more commonly, cassava. It is a typical Brazilian delicacy, native to South America.
Enchiladas are very traditional in Mexican cuisine, with their appearance varying according to the region in which they’re made – often appearing as a dish in themselves, or as an accompaniment to chicken or carne asada (sliced grilled beef).