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Discover  Delicious  Mediterranean Recipes!

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Get our cookbook to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle and cook delicious Mediterranean foods! 


45 Easy, Flavorful Recipes for Lifelong Health

Discover  Delicious  Mediterranean Recipes!


Get our cookbook to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle and cook delicious Mediterranean foods! 

45 Easy, Flavorful Recipes for Lifelong Health

Begin Your Mediterranean Lifestyle Journey Today

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Meals and Memories with Nonno is a biographical cookbook about living a healthy lifestyle and the delicious Mediterranean foods that can help promote that!


My Nonno lived to be 101 years old eating the recipes from this book and his cooking was so good you could smell it from the driveway.


His philosophy regarding food was to keep it fresh and keep it simple!


So, whether you’re looking to lose weight, improve your health or simply take your home cooking to the next level, I invite you to try these Iovine family recipes—born of the Italian countryside, lovingly carried across the Atlantic Ocean and perfected in New York City.  



The Mediterranean Diet Guidelines

How to start?

Eat well, eat fresh, live with purpose, enjoy friends and family, and move your body!

Plant Based

The average American eats 2 ½ servings of natural products and vegetables each day. The average individual in the Mediterranean eats 9 to 12 servings.

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Healthy Fats

The Mediterranean Eating routine is high in fat, generally from additional virgin olive oil. Eat up to 40% of your everyday calories from fat.


Super Foods

The Mediterranean Diet consists of foods high in omega-3's and anti-oxidants.

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Your Guide!

The Cookbook to Help You Get Started!

"Meals and Memories with Nono is a poignant family testimony, a true message of love from a grandson to his grandfather, but also remembering that keeping an attachment to one’s land of origin brings many indispensable ingredients to the construction of a country— the United States or any other country.


This book allows us to approach, in a moving way, the history of the vicissitudes of the last century that led populations to be forced to immigrate across the ocean. But more than that, Iovine invites us to make the opposite journey, the return to our origins to understand who we are and what we are. "

- Francesco Iovine and Ashley Carr,  Book Reviews



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Everything you need to know to start eating and living the Mediterranean Way

Principles to the Mediterranean Lifestyle

Welcome to Meals and Memories with Nonno Cookbook, a unique cookbook featuring recipes inspired by the Mediterranean diet and way of life.

This cookbook and stories of living well, focuses on DAILY consumption of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and healthy fats, WEEKLY consumption of fish, poultry, beans, and eggs, MODERATE portions of dairy products, and LIMITED intake of red meat.


Live  Simply

All of us need to slow down. The Mediterranean lifestyle encourages time to breathe, taking breaks throughout your day, a good night’s sleep, and time for you. This is accomplished by creating stress-free routines during your day where you can meditate and rest.


Balanced Diet

This means a more plant based, balanced approach. It means delicious, natural foods and using local ingredients where possible. Use healthy fats like olive oil and avocados, and Mediterranean size portions. Eat until you’re 80% full, and learn to stop before you overeat.

Move Naturally

Simple choices like walking or biking to work or the store, choosing to take the stairs instead of the elevator, standing up and stretching hourly while working, or taking a short walk after dinner instead of switching on the T.V. can add up to a naturally healthy lifestyle.


Sense of Purpose

We all need a reason to get out of bed in the morning. Purpose doesn’t have to be a huge, dramatic declaration for your life. It can be as simple as focusing on what you love in the everyday activities in your life.


Who are we?

A little more about us.

This website was designed so that the food-loving community may get together and share their favorite meals and memories.


We all have a story to tell, and with so many delicious recipes from all around the world, why not share them? 

Visit Nonno's Courtyard to hear about other people's submitted meals and memories! 


Meals & Memories with Nonno is a memoir-style cookbook on living a healthy lifestyle and the delicious Mediterranean meals that can help you do so! My Nonno lived to be 101 years old while eating dishes from this book, and his food was so delicious that you could smell it from the driveway. When it came to cuisine, his idea was to keep it simple and fresh! So, whether you want to lose weight, enhance your health, or simply elevate your home cooking, I welcome you to try these Iovine family recipes, which were born in the Italian countryside, tenderly transported over the Atlantic Ocean, and perfected in New York City.  

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