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Primarily from Southern Europe, Mediterranean cuisine represents the foods and methods of preparation by people living in the Mediterranean Basin.

Mediterrano cuisine is a fusion of those countries food stuffs and spices.

Some cookbook writers have defined the three core elements of the cuisine as the olive, wheat, and the grape, yielding olive oil, bread and pasta, and wine, respectively.

Mediterranean cuisine, or the Mediterrano fusion menu, is not to be confused with the Mediterranean diet, although many of the items used provide the health benefits of a diet rich in olive oil, wheat and other grains, fruits, and vegetables.

Did you know that there are twenty-three countries whose shores are lapped each day by the Mediterranean Sea? Below is the list of the Mediterranean countries listed clockwise:

  1. Gibraltar
  2. Spain
  3. France
  4. Monaco
  5. Italy
  6. Malta
  7. Slovenia
  8. Croatia
  9. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  10. Montenegro
  11. Albania
  12. Greece
  13. Turkey
  14. Cyprus
  15. Syria
  16. Lebanon
  17. Israel
  18. State of Palestine
  19. Egypt
  20. Libya
  21. Tunisia
  22. Algeria
  23. Morocco

For over twenty-years Mediterrano has paid homage to each of these countries featuring dishes, small plates or entrees, paired with Old World wines, and flavored with indigenous spices and ingredients.

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