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Episode 105: Mediterranean Every Day with Sheela Prakash

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If you think the Mediterranean diet is a Diet (with a capital D), you’d be wrong. At least according to Sheela Prakash. Despite being a dietician (as well as a professional recipe developer), Sheela explains that the Mediterranean way of eating is a way of life that includes a little of everything. Her book “Mediterranean Every Day” is a testament to that.

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Not a Diet, But a Way of Life

Touted for being among the healthiest ways of eating in the world, the Mediterranean diet has become a staple suggestion from health and wellness experts of all kinds. But this week’s guest, Sheela Prakash, has a different point of view on the Mediterranean diet.

In her new book, Mediterranean Every Day: Simple, Inspired Recipes for Feel-Good Food, Sheela shares her favorite Mediterranean recipes as a way of life. These are foods you can eat every day forever, just because they are delicious and well balanced. And yes, dessert is included.

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About Our Guest: Sheela Prakash

Sheela Prakash is a food and wine writer and recipe developer, as well as a registered dietitian. A self-taught cook, Sheela fell in love with the flavors and style of the Mediterranean after living and studying in Florence, and later completing a summer farm internship at Tenuta di Spannocchia, just outside of Siena, Tuscany. She is a graduate of New York University’s Department of Nutrition and Food Studies and obtained a master’s degree in Food Culture & Communications at the Slow Food-founded Università degli Studi di Scienze Gastronomiche (University of Gastronomic Sciences) in Northern Italy. In addition, Sheela holds Level 2 and Level 3 Awards in Wines from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET). 

A longtime editor at Kitchn, Sheela’s writing and recipes can be found in numerous publications, including Food52, Epicurious, Serious Eats, Tasting Table, The Splendid Table, Simply Recipes, Culture Cheese Magazine, Clean Plates, and Slow Food USA.


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