Mallorca is a mucho seductive island just off the coast of Barcelona. This dreamy Spanish isle has a rich history involving the Phoenicians, Romans and Moors, and its cuisine reflects an interesting tapestry of all of these past conquerors. But, Mallorca’s food is much more than its historical roots. Its culinary profile closely parallels the Mediterranean Diet, one of the healthiest diets on the planet.
Agricultural villages such as this one are a mainstay in the island's economy
The word “diet” comes from the Greek word “diatia” which means way of life. The United Nation’s cultural arm (UNESECO) considers the Mediterranean Diet to be part of Mallorca’s cultural fabric. Foods and lifestyle are intrinsically linked in the Mediterranean Diet. This means that one’s way of living (both physical activity and community/family connections) are equally important to the actual food one eats.
There are four cornerstones of the Mediterranean Diet and Mallorca has them all. First, the island’s cuisine features an abundance of fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains and fish. Secondly, little red meat is consumed and dairy products are used in moderation (local olive oil is used). Thirdly, agriculture is a big part of the island’s economy. In addition to olives, Mallorcans raise a plethora of crops such almonds, carob, figs, apricots, tomatoes, peppers and onions. (There’s no need for a farmer to go to the gym or out for a run after a hard day in the fields). The last foundation of the Mediterranean diet is wine. Mallorca’s wine industry is undergoing a significant Renaissance.
Wine-Knows’ October 2021 trip to Mallorca will feature a week’s stay at a swanky private villa----and there are only 2 remaining spots. Why not join us for the Mediterranean Diet, sensational island scenery, and some killer wines from grape varieties that grow only on Mallorca? www.WineKnowsTravel.com