The Mediterranean plate is not only about the food but also about the lifestyle. The importance of this lifestyle is evident in the research into the longevity of the people who live in the Mediterranean and around the Aegean Sea. The enjoyment of a Mediterranean diet enriched by olive oil seems to be the key. It has often been referred to as the healthiest way to eat. It is rich in excellent olive oil, the best yogurt, whole grains, fish and seafood, sun-kissed seasonal fruits and vegetables, wild greens and bean dishes with every meal, and small portions of meat and cheeses. Mary Valle takes readers on a journey through the Mediterranean with an introduction into the use of olive oil and essential pantry items. Her style of cooking is seasonal, simple, healthy, and delicious.