Welcome to the Mediterranean Diet Roundtable

The Mediterranean Diet Roundtable is a think tank organizing inspirational and experiential events, where Scientists and Food Industry leaders and influencers connect. Since 2015, the MDR has attracted hundreds of participants from the US and Mediterranean Countries.

The Mediterranean Diet Roundtable to launch its first Extra Virgin Olive Oil Library

As the Mediterranean Diet ranks again the best overall eating pattern in the US, the MDR opens new ways to experience high-quality Olive Oil

Recent recipes

February 24, 2021
Bordering both the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, however, Morocco offers a wonderful array of flavors from the sea.
Moroccan-Style Grilled Tuna (Samak bil chermoula) – Gluten-free
Moroccan-Style Grilled Tuna (Samak bil chermoula) Gluten-free Serves: 4 Serving Size: 1 Tuna Steak Prep Time: 5 Minutes, Plus 1 Hour Marinating Time and 5 Minutes […]
February 17, 2021
Carrot, Date, and Orange Salad by Amy Riolo The carrot, date, and orange Salad refreshing salad is from The Mediterranean Diabetes Cookbook. It is a Moroccan favorite which makes the most out of three widely used ingredients. In the countryside where orange orchards are common, families press their own orange oil to make orange blossom water. In the United States, orange blossom water can be found in specialty stores. Even children will love the unique combination of soft and crunchy textures and sweet and sour tastes in this salad. Both the salad and dressing can be made in advance, and stored separately in the refrigerator. Pour dressing over salad just before serving. Serves 8 Serving Size: 3/4 cup Ingredients: 4 cups baby spinach 2 medium carrots, peeled and grated 1 navel orange, peeled and cut into segments 1/4 cup pitted dates Juice of 1 orange Juice of 1 lemon 1 teaspoon orange blossom water Freshly ground pepper, to taste Preparation: Arrange spinach on the bottom of a large serving dish. Scatter carrots on top of lettuce. Arrange oranges on top of carrots. Arrange dates around the top. Make dressing by whisking orange juice, lemon juice, orange blossom water, and freshly ground pepper together in a small bowl. Set aside. Drizzle dressing over the salad. Serve immediately. Healthy Living Tradition: Follow nature’s lead when making healthy changes to your diet.  The rule of thumb is “if it grows together, it goes together”.  In season fruits and vegetables can be combined in many delicious and unique ways.
Carrot, Date, and Orange Salad
February 15, 2021
Potato Salad with Tomatoes and Capers, Pantelleria Style
Potato Salad with Tomatoes and Capers, Pantelleria Style
Potato Salad with Tomatoes and Capers, Pantelleria Style 2 pounds (1kg) of potatoes; 1 pound (½ kg) of Roma or San Marzano tomatoes; ¼ cup of […]
February 8, 2021
Toasted Almond and Sage Pesto Crostini
Toasted Almond and Sage Pesto Crostini 30 sage leaves; ½ cup (70g) blanched almonds; ½ cup (50g) grated Pecorino or Parmigiano Reggiano; ¾ cup (150ml) extra-virgin […]

Testimonials

  • Ken Toong | Executive Director of University of Massachusetts, U-Mass Dining
    Two words come to mind to describe the first MDR – educational and inspirational, as well as a wonderful opportunity for networking. I learned so much more about the health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet and additional attributes of some of the main components such as olive oil. I came away from the Summit wanting to implement even more Mediterranean concepts on our menu.
    Ken Toong
    Executive Director at UMass Auxiliary Enterprises
  • Rafi Taherian | Yale Dining
    Mediterranean Diet Roundtable provides a forum for operators, researchers, growers and manufactures with focus on cuisines and food that is not only seductive and delicious but also promotes health and wellness. Yale Dining uses these principals in many aspects of its recipe development and menu engineering.
    Rafi Taherian
    Executive Director of Yale University Dining
  • Sara Baer-Sinnott | Oldways
    The organizers did a masterful job, bringing together a varied group of people, to tell an interesting and inspiring story of bringing the good health and great tastes of the Mediterranean Diet to new audiences.
    Sara Baer Sinnott
    Oldways
  • John Lawn | Authority on the Food Service Market
    The agenda provided an excellent mix of scientific research, culinary overviews and practical application case studies, all focused on the role that traditional Mediterranean regional cuisines can play in a healthy diet. I particularly liked the scientific overviews of recent research and the noncommercial market segment case studies that showed how these principles can be adapted for large-volume meal production in real life circumstances.
    John Lawn
    Former Editor of Food Management Magazine
  • Elena Paravantes | Nutrition and Communications
    For the first time an event gathered professionals from different backgrounds and showed how a Mediterranean diet can be appropriate for a variety of settings. This event showed us that the Mediterranean diet is easy to apply in any setting: from colleges to hospitals, affordable and has the science to back it up. With the right presentation and preparation consumers, students, patients embrace this delicious and healthy eating pattern.
    Elena Paravantes, RD
    Food and Nutrition Consultant, Writer, Speaker
  • Susan Reef | US Food Safety Corporation
    The panelists presentations were on the level expected for the highly educated audience.
    Susan Reef
    US Food Safety

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July 1, 2020

Biology of Kindness: a conversation with Immaculata De Vivo, MD, PHD

Join us for a new MDR LIVE CAFE! Biology of Kindness: a conversation with Immaculata De Vivo, MD, PHD Connect on FACEBOOK on Sat. July 11 […]
July 1, 2020

Functional nutrition and hormonal response: a conversation with Dr. Sara Farnetti

Join us for a new MDR LIVE CAFE! Functional nutrition and hormonal response: a conversation with Dr. Sara Farnetti Gain health and reverse aging process through […]
June 15, 2020

A Mediterranean lunch with Bill Bradley

A Mediterranean lunch with Bill Bradley Mediterranean Living The first MDR cooking experience! Thu, June 18 at 11.30 AM EST MDR Facebook Live How the foods […]

Recent articles

January 18, 2021
Like much else in contemporary society, the food media are trying to right wrongs in the way they are staffed and what their future will be.
How the food media are demonizing food with ill-advised political correctness
How the food media are demonizing food with ill-advised political correctness By John Mariani Like much else in contemporary society, the food media are trying to […]
January 14, 2021
The Mediterranean Diet Roundtable™ (MDR) is pleased to introduce its first Extra Virgin Olive Oil Library to its audience!
The Mediterranean Diet Roundtable to launch its first Extra Virgin Olive Oil Library
The Mediterranean Diet Roundtable to launch its first Extra Virgin Olive Oil Library As the Mediterranean Diet ranks again the best overall eating pattern in the […]
June 25, 2020
“Extra” Confused About Olive Oil?
“Extra” Confused About Olive Oil? You’re not alone. Market research reveals that consumers have a lot of confusion about olive oil. For this reason, the NAOOA […]
June 2, 2020
In Sickness and in Health: Mediterranean Diet Applications across the Continuum of Care
In Sickness and in Health: Mediterranean Diet Applications across the Continuum of Care Amanda Goldman, MS, RD, LD, FAND A thought-leadership conference was held with food […]