Mathieu Viannay, Michelin-starred chef, owner of the famous Mère Brazier restaurant, Lyon, France

Beyond the Mediterranean Diet, European Secrets Of The Super-Healthy, explains how to be health-conscious without giving up the enjoyment of fine food.

Mathieu Viannay, Michelin-starred chef, owner of the famous Mère Brazier restaurant, Lyon, France

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Mathieu Viannay, Michelin-starred chef, owner of the famous Mère Brazier restaurant, Lyon, France

Beyond the Mediterranean Diet, European Secrets Of The Super-Healthy, explains how to be health-conscious without giving up the enjoyment of fine food.

Alessandro Negrini and Fabio Pisani, Michelin-starred chefs, Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia restaurant, Milan, Italy

Layne shows us that eating healthy is a lifestyle, not a fashion statement. Eating well means knowing your ingredients and choosing high quality food. Mangia!

Alessandro Negrini and Fabio Pisani, Michelin-starred chefs, Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia restaurant, Milan, Italy

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Alessandro Negrini and Fabio Pisani, Michelin-starred chefs, Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia restaurant, Milan, Italy

Layne shows us that eating healthy is a lifestyle, not a fashion statement. Eating well means knowing your ingredients and choosing high quality food. Mangia!

Starr Boggs, Zagat-rated chef and owner of Starr Boggs restaurant, Westhampton Beach, NY

Layne, a true gourmand with a keen interest and devotion to food, is the most creative nutritionist in her field.

Starr Boggs, Zagat-rated chef and owner of Starr Boggs restaurant, Westhampton Beach, NY

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Starr Boggs, Zagat-rated chef and owner of Starr Boggs restaurant, Westhampton Beach, NY

Layne, a true gourmand with a keen interest and devotion to food, is the most creative nutritionist in her field.

Irwin Simon, Founder, Chairman and CEO of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.

Layne has been a pioneering nutritionist supporting the organic and natural foods movement since the 80s.

Irwin Simon, Founder, Chairman and CEO of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.

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Irwin Simon, Founder, Chairman and CEO of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.

Layne has been a pioneering nutritionist supporting the organic and natural foods movement since the 80s.

Mark Retzloff, CEO and Founder of Alfalfa’s Markets, Founder of Horizon Organic Dairy

Layne hits the mark with tips for staying slim and healthy, and recipes featuring fresh, local, delicious food.

Mark Retzloff, CEO and Founder of Alfalfa’s Markets, Founder of Horizon Organic Dairy

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Mark Retzloff, CEO and Founder of Alfalfa’s Markets, Founder of Horizon Organic Dairy

Layne hits the mark with tips for staying slim and healthy, and recipes featuring fresh, local, delicious food.

Dr. Judith Wylie-Rosett, Professor and Division Head for Health Promotion and Nutrition Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Layne has done a great job using a lessons-learned approach as she encourages readers to adopt a more European style of eating,

Dr. Judith Wylie-Rosett, Professor and Division Head for Health Promotion and Nutrition Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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Dr. Judith Wylie-Rosett, Professor and Division Head for Health Promotion and Nutrition Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Layne has done a great job using a lessons-learned approach as she encourages readers to adopt a more European style of eating,

John Gambino, Owner, Baby Moon Restaurant, Westhampton Beach, NY (Personal Testimonial)

Layne has been a visionary food and nutrition consultant for Baby Moon Italian Restaurant for over 20 years. Our Hamptons celebrity patrons can’t get enough of her mouthwatering offerings.

John Gambino, Owner, Baby Moon Restaurant, Westhampton Beach, NY

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John Gambino, Owner, Baby Moon Restaurant, Westhampton Beach, NY

Layne has been a visionary food and nutrition consultant for Baby Moon Italian Restaurant for over 20 years. Our Hamptons celebrity patrons can’t get enough of her mouthwatering offerings.

Catherine Johnson, PhD, RD, LD “There were so many jewels of information.” Puglia 2019 Culinary Tour

"The information about the olive trees and olive oil production was invaluable. I am now consuming one tablespoon of EVOO everyday. I’m convinced this is their secret to health and longevity. In my research on polyphenols and bone health, the olive oil polyphenols are very bioactive.

The program and contributors were very well organized and professional.

I loved learning about the trulli houses, the cave houses and Altamura bread. There were so many jewels of information.

Puglia is a hidden treasure. I have toured all of Italy three times before but never to the Southern region. This was a wonderful surprise to me. I would go again."

Catherine Johnson, PhD, RD, LD

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Catherine Johnson, PhD, RD, LD

"The information about the olive trees and olive oil production was invaluable. I am now consuming one tablespoon of EVOO everyday. I’m convinced this is their secret to health and longevity. In my research on polyphenols and bone health, the olive oil polyphenols are very bioactive. The program and contributors were very well organized and professional. I loved learning about the trulli houses, the cave houses and Altamura bread. There were so many jewels of information. Puglia is a hidden treasure. I have toured all of Italy three times before but never to the Southern region. This was a wonderful surprise to me. I would go again."

Cerina Savino, RD: “The trip was more than what I expected.” Puglia 2017 Culinary Travel

The trip was more than what I expected. From the group of women that attended to the drives, the tours, the meals, it truly met my expectations and more. I am looking forward to the next trip.

Cerina Savino, RD

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Cerina Savino, RD

The trip was more than what I expected. From the group of women that attended to the drives, the tours, the meals, it truly met my expectations and more. I am looking forward to the next trip.

Robin Allen, RD: “Fabulous educational opportunity and also great fun.” Puglia 2017 Culinary Travel

Fabulous educational opportunity and also great fun. Met new friends and would do this again.
I had a wonderful time and overall my experience was exceptional and I have been telling people all about. My friends enjoyed following the Facebook posts. I really enjoyed all the unique personalities and making new friendships.

Robin Allen, RD

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Robin Allen, RD

Fabulous educational opportunity and also great fun. Met new friends and would do this again. I had a wonderful time and overall my experience was exceptional and I have been telling people all about. My friends enjoyed following the Facebook posts. I really enjoyed all the unique personalities and making new friendships.

Janet Calderwood, RD: “This was a very special trip. Thank you for making it so.” Puglia 2017 Culinary Travel

Layne!!!!! It was so great meeting you and spending the week together. This was a very special trip. Thank you for making it so. I had so much fun with the group but mostly you.

Janet Calderwood, RD

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Janet Calderwood, RD

Layne!!!!! It was so great meeting you and spending the week together. This was a very special trip. Thank you for making it so. I had so much fun with the group but mostly you.

Abby Rapaport, RD: “I hope you plan more trips in the future — I LOVED it”! Puglia 2017 Culinary Travel

I hope you plan more trips in the future -- I LOVED it!
Layne is so knowledgable and warm. It was clear how much passion and thoughtfulness she put into this trip and it really showed by how wonderful and smoothly everything went. Both the professionalism and warmth made it less intimidating to sign up for the trip by myself.

I loved that each day was a different activity. My favorites were pasta-making, olive oil tasting, wine tasting, mozzarella-making and everything we did at the masseria.

This trip was amazing! I loved traveling through Puglia with other dietitians and learning all about food, nutrition and culture. Everyday was a wonderful culinary adventure.
Abby Rapaport

Abigail Rapaport, RD

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Abigail Rapaport, RD

I hope you plan more trips in the future -- I LOVED it! Layne is so knowledgable and warm. It was clear how much passion and thoughtfulness she put into this trip and it really showed by how wonderful and smoothly everything went. Both the professionalism and warmth made it less intimidating to sign up for the trip by myself. I loved that each day was a different activity. My favorites were pasta-making, olive oil tasting, wine tasting, mozzarella-making and everything we did at the masseria. This trip was amazing! I loved traveling through Puglia with other dietitians and learning all about food, nutrition and culture. Everyday was a wonderful culinary adventure. Abby Rapaport

Ranelle Wolf – Fine Artist and Interior Designer (Testimonial about Layne Lieberman, RD)

"Layne Lieberman is a shining light in the world of health happiness and good will, a masterpiece of a person.” --- --Ranelle Wolf, Fine Artist

This testimonial first appeared on LinkedIn

Ranelle Wolf, Fine Artist and Interior Designer of Ranelle Wolf

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Ranelle Wolf, Fine Artist and Interior Designer of Ranelle Wolf

"Layne Lieberman is a shining light in the world of health happiness and good will, a masterpiece of a person.” --- --Ranelle Wolf, Fine Artist This testimonial first appeared on LinkedIn

Loretta Cecconi, RD: “Passion for Puglia was an amazing trip!” Puglia 2017 Culinary Travel

Passion for Puglia was an amazing trip which provides a once in a lifetime experience for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists or for anyone who has a passion for food in the beautiful country of Italy.  The region of Puglia provides a rich, cultural look into the Mediterranean diet.  Each day allowed hands on education with the locals who were warm and friendly extending their knowledge to us.  We touched, tasted and ate beautiful food, made from locally grown ingredients.  We forged new friendships amongst our group learning from each other and how to take the Pugliese experience home with us. Passion for Puglia was really a fabulous experience and would recommend it thoroughly.

Loretta Cecconi, RD

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Loretta Cecconi, RD

Passion for Puglia was an amazing trip which provides a once in a lifetime experience for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists or for anyone who has a passion for food in the beautiful country of Italy.  The region of Puglia provides a rich, cultural look into the Mediterranean diet.  Each day allowed hands on education with the locals who were warm and friendly extending their knowledge to us.  We touched, tasted and ate beautiful food, made from locally grown ingredients.  We forged new friendships amongst our group learning from each other and how to take the Pugliese experience home with us.  Passion for Puglia was really a fabulous experience and would recommend it thoroughly.

Amy Plano, RD: “If you have the opportunity to go on this trip GO!” Puglia 2017 Culinary Travel

The Passion for Puglia trip presented by SVT and WorldRD exceeded my expectations. To say that
I enjoyed myself would be an understatement. I loved every aspect of trip! The trip was well organized,
informative and FUN! It was no surprise the food was amazing. Puglia is the best kept secret in Southern Italy. I cannot recommend this trip enough. If you have the opportunity to go on this trip GO! I promise you will not be disappointed. I just wanted to take a moment to recognize Layne for all her hard work on this trip. Layne made herself readily available to us at all times. Her down-to-earth personality and worldly knowledge base was fantastic. Although each and everyone of us was so very different; she was able to connect with us all on many different levels. Layne is sweet, genuine, intelligent and kind. She was a true asset to my experience. She was an absolute perfect fit for our group!

Amy Plano, RD

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Amy Plano, RD

The Passion for Puglia trip presented by SVT and WorldRD exceeded my expectations. To say that I enjoyed myself would be an understatement. I loved every aspect of trip! The trip was well organized, informative and FUN! It was no surprise the food was amazing. Puglia is the best kept secret in Southern Italy. I cannot recommend this trip enough. If you have the opportunity to go on this trip GO! I promise you will not be disappointed. I just wanted to take a moment to recognize Layne for all her hard work on this trip. Layne made herself readily available to us at all times. Her down-to-earth personality and worldly knowledge base was fantastic. Although each and everyone of us was so very different; she was able to connect with us all on many different levels. Layne is sweet, genuine, intelligent and kind. She was a true asset to my experience. She was an absolute perfect fit for our group!

Reggie Fleck, RD: “The best continuing education activity of my career.” Puglia 2017 Culinary Travel

This experience was awesome – the beauty of the scenery, the warmth of the people, the tastefulness and healthfulness of the food. Also experiencing the slow food movement and Mediterranean diet in a setting in which it is a part of everyday life. It was hands down the best continuing education activity of my career. I’m looking forward to a similar experience in Sicily.

Reggie Fleck, RD

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Reggie Fleck, RD

This experience was awesome – the beauty of the scenery, the warmth of the people, the tastefulness and healthfulness of the food. Also experiencing the slow food movement and Mediterranean diet in a setting in which it is a part of everyday life. It was hands down the best continuing education activity of my career. I’m looking forward to a similar experience in Sicily.

Ann Maher, RD: “This is a great trip to study the Mediterranean diet”…Puglia 2017 Culinary Travel

This is a great trip to study the Mediterranean diet and immerse yourself in the lifestyle of southern Italy. From the olive farms to the dairy farms, learning how to make pasta and foccohia bread and cheese it was a great learning experience. I also loved the history lesson that went with every place we went. That helped to really understand the culture better.

Ann Maher, RD

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Ann Maher, RD

This is a great trip to study the Mediterranean diet and immerse yourself in the lifestyle of southern Italy. From the olive farms to the dairy farms, learning how to make pasta and foccohia bread and cheese it was a great learning experience. I also loved the history lesson that went with every place we went. That helped to really understand the culture better.
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FoodandNutrition.org (Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics): Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award winning book)

Award-winning registered dietitian Layne Lieberman discovered that three European countries were leaders in longevity, with very low rates of heart disease, obesity and diabetes. And yet, these countries — Italy, France and Switzerland — boast some of the world’s most decadent foods.

Layne traveled to Europe to learn firsthand just how these countries could combine superb food, a relaxed lifestyle and exceptional health. Now, she shares her findings with readers who face the daily temptations of processed foods loaded with fat, sugar and salt

REPRINTED FROM FoodandNutrition.org (Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics)

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REPRINTED FROM FoodandNutrition.org (Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics)

Award-winning registered dietitian Layne Lieberman discovered that three European countries were leaders in longevity, with very low rates of heart disease, obesity and diabetes. And yet, these countries — Italy, France and Switzerland — boast some of the world’s most decadent foods. Layne traveled to Europe to learn firsthand just how these countries could combine superb food, a relaxed lifestyle and exceptional health. Now, she shares her findings with readers who face the daily temptations of processed foods loaded with fat, sugar and salt

Nutrition411.com Book Review by Karen Buch, RDN, LDN: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award winning book)

Disclosure: Nutrition411 receives no monetary compensation for product reviews. The reviewer received an editorial review copy and was compensated by Nutrition411 to write this post. Thoughts and opinions expressed are the reviewer’s own.

About the Book
Three European countries—Switzerland, Italy, and France—are worldwide leaders in longevity with very low rates of heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. Yet, these countries are known to serve some of the world’s most decadent foods. In this book, author and culinary nutritionist Layne Lieberman, MS, RDN, CDN, sets out to reveal how readers can make Europe’s health secrets work for them and avoid becoming part of the obesity epidemic. She states, “It’s true! You can become slender and healthy while enjoying pasta, chocolate, cheese, bread, and wine.” Beyond the Mediterranean Diet was a finalist in the Health/Wellness category of the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

Dietitian’s Review
Beyond the Mediterranean Diet is divided into three main parts. Part one provides an introduction to Europe’s three healthiest countries with three subsequent chapters with summary checklists dedicated to the secrets attributed to the Swiss, Italian, and French diets. Part two explains what to expect beyond the Mediterranean diet including specific tips that will show you how to: reduce portion sizes, change your attitude toward food, shop for food the European way, and dine out boldly. Finally, part three provides 50 recipes for guilt-free indulgence that are categorized into three main meals, snacks and hors d-oeuvres, as well as desserts and fabulous finales.

This book points to a lifestyle that emphasizes a combination of balanced eating and healthful lifestyle habits needed to achieve optimal health and longevity. Readers are encouraged to adopt habits such as: listen respectfully to hunger cues, merge freshness with convenience, turn off electronics, and find ways to be active throughout the day. The bottom line? Delicious, high quality (not quantity) foods are meant to be enjoyed in moderate portions in the company of others.

This softcover book retails for $29.95 and can be purchased on Amazon. If you decide to use this book, please share your experience. Comment below, tag us on Facebook, or tweet us using #N411Reviews and @Nutrition411com.

Karen Buch, RDN, LDN

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Karen Buch, RDN, LDN

Disclosure: Nutrition411 receives no monetary compensation for product reviews. The reviewer received an editorial review copy and was compensated by Nutrition411 to write this post. Thoughts and opinions expressed are the reviewer’s own. About the Book Three European countries—Switzerland, Italy, and France—are worldwide leaders in longevity with very low rates of heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. Yet, these countries are known to serve some of the world’s most decadent foods. In this book, author and culinary nutritionist Layne Lieberman, MS, RDN, CDN, sets out to reveal how readers can make Europe’s health secrets work for them and avoid becoming part of the obesity epidemic. She states, “It’s true! You can become slender and healthy while enjoying pasta, chocolate, cheese, bread, and wine.” Beyond the Mediterranean Diet was a finalist in the Health/Wellness category of the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Dietitian’s Review Beyond the Mediterranean Diet is divided into three main parts. Part one provides an introduction to Europe’s three healthiest countries with three subsequent chapters with summary checklists dedicated to the secrets attributed to the Swiss, Italian, and French diets. Part two explains what to expect beyond the Mediterranean diet including specific tips that will show you how to: reduce portion sizes, change your attitude toward food, shop for food the European way, and dine out boldly. Finally, part three provides 50 recipes for guilt-free indulgence that are categorized into three main meals, snacks and hors d-oeuvres, as well as desserts and fabulous finales. This book points to a lifestyle that emphasizes a combination of balanced eating and healthful lifestyle habits needed to achieve optimal health and longevity. Readers are encouraged to adopt habits such as: listen respectfully to hunger cues, merge freshness with convenience, turn off electronics, and find ways to be active throughout the day. The...

Five Stars for Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award Winning Book)

Excellent info and amazing recipes for healthy food!

By Amazon Customer on June 3, 2016

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Excellent info and amazing recipes for healthy food! By Amazon Customer on June 3, 2016 Verified Purchase

Love the Recipes from Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award Winning Book)

Bircher Muesli- it’s what’s for breakfast- so delicious! Finally starting the day right.

Kim Merlo

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Kim Merlo

Bircher Muesli- it’s what’s for breakfast- so delicious! Finally starting the day right.

Love This Cookbook


2 of 2 people found the following helpful

Love this cookbook November 16, 2017

Love this cookbook! Many recipes are gluten free and easy to make. Have had good results with all that I have tried so far. Amazed how good things are without the added sugar! Nutritional info is given. Text on French, Swiss, Italian ways of approaching food and cooking is helpful with many hidden tips on shopping. Have also looked at Med. diet cookbooks which are more complete with full range of pasta, meat dishes, sauces, etc.; however, this is limited and arranges recipes by meal. Perfect for a single person or someone cooking for two.

Jody reviewed Beyond The Mediterranean Diet

Verified purchase by Amazon.com

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Jody reviewed Beyond The Mediterranean Diet

Verified purchase by Amazon.com

Love this cookbook! Many recipes are gluten free and easy to make. Have had good results with all that I have tried so far. Amazed how good things are without the added sugar! Nutritional info is given. Text on French, Swiss, Italian ways of approaching food and cooking is helpful with many hidden tips on shopping. Have also looked at Med. diet cookbooks which are more complete with full range of pasta, meat dishes, sauces, etc.; however, this is limited and arranges recipes by meal. Perfect for a single person or someone cooking for two.

KIRKUS BOOK REVIEW: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award winning book)

Cheese, chocolate and wine do have a place in a healthy lifestyle—that’s what this debut author and registered dietitian says we can learn from Europe’s longest-lived populations.
For decades, Americans looked to the traditional diets of people living around the Mediterranean as a model for healthy living—maybe not following that model but definitely chattering about it in books and media coverage. Lieberman, who spent two years living in Geneva, writes that there are plenty of lessons to be learned from other countries in Europe. Switzerland, Italy and France have some of the longest average life spans in the world, as well as low rates of obesity, heart disease and other markers of ill health. The book examines each country one by one and lays out the government’s official dietary recommendations, akin to the U.S. food pyramid, along with detailed descriptions of a typical day in the eating life of its citizens. Much of Lieberman’s background and advice will be familiar to anyone paying attention to the news: Americans are fat and getting fatter; we’re among the fattest people in the world; we eat a diet far too high in processed foods, sugar and fat; we snack too much and generally consume far too many calories. But Lieberman’s descriptions of the daily eating habits of her chosen European countries are downright inspiring: Lives marked by pleasurable outdoor exercise; a focus on local, organic foods so satisfying that they discourage overindulgence; regular leisurely sit-down meals that trump Americans’ predilection for on-the-go snacking; and, of course, daily indulgences in delicate portions (a square of good dark chocolate, a scoop of gelato, a single biscotto alongside a cup of coffee). It all sounds too romantic to be true, but Lieberman has lived it and brings an infectious enthusiasm to her writing. She concludes each chapter with a list of actionable tips for a European makeover of stateside eating habits and concludes the book with 70 pages of simple recipes, heavy on the whole grains, veggies and lean meats.

KIRKUS BOOK REVIEW

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KIRKUS BOOK REVIEW

Cheese, chocolate and wine do have a place in a healthy lifestyle—that’s what this debut author and registered dietitian says we can learn from Europe’s longest-lived populations. For decades, Americans looked to the traditional diets of people living around the Mediterranean as a model for healthy living—maybe not following that model but definitely chattering about it in books and media coverage. Lieberman, who spent two years living in Geneva, writes that there are plenty of lessons to be learned from other countries in Europe. Switzerland, Italy and France have some of the longest average life spans in the world, as well as low rates of obesity, heart disease and other markers of ill health. The book examines each country one by one and lays out the government’s official dietary recommendations, akin to the U.S. food pyramid, along with detailed descriptions of a typical day in the eating life of its citizens. Much of Lieberman’s background and advice will be familiar to anyone paying attention to the news: Americans are fat and getting fatter; we’re among the fattest people in the world; we eat a diet far too high in processed foods, sugar and fat; we snack too much and generally consume far too many calories. But Lieberman’s descriptions of the daily eating habits of her chosen European countries are downright inspiring: Lives marked by pleasurable outdoor exercise; a focus on local, organic foods so satisfying that they discourage overindulgence; regular leisurely sit-down meals that trump Americans’ predilection for on-the-go snacking; and, of course, daily indulgences in delicate portions (a square of good dark chocolate, a scoop of gelato, a single biscotto alongside a cup of coffee). It all sounds too romantic to be true, but Lieberman has lived it and brings an infectious enthusiasm to her writing. She concludes each...

Today’s Dietitian: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award winning book)

Layne Lieberman is a self-proclaimed food lover and an RD with more than 20 years of experience in the supermarket industry. Her book, Beyond The Mediterranean Diet, is a refreshing read with the overarching message that adopting a health-promoting lifestyle can be delicious and enjoyable.

Beyond ThMediterranean Diet is divided into three sections. The first outlines the lifestyle and dietary practices the author observed in Switzerland, Italy and France—three countries with impressive health statistics—during her two years as an expatriate in Europe. This section review show cultural foods, such as chocolate, pasta, and cheese, can be woven into a healthful eating plan. It was interesting to learn about each culture’s food preferences, its national dietary guidelines, and myths and facts surrounding each nation’s food culture.

In the second section, the reader learns how to apply the Swiss, Italian,and French dietary practices to life in the United States. Particular emphasis is placed on portion size. The reader is encouraged to follow Europeans’ lead and use “Super-Healthy Plates,” or dishes that are 9inches in diameter, as well as smaller utensils.

I particularly enjoyed the segment that out-lines principles that encourage Americans to change the way they view food and mealtime to reflect a more European perspective. This includes paying more attention to hunger cues, turning off electronics and instead socializing during mealtime, and going for a walk before and after dinner. It’s simple advice,but the tips reinforce the idea that food is meant to be enjoyed. Additional advice for food shopping and dining out also is provided, with an emphasis on turning to whole foods and purchasing local, seasonal foods when possible.

The last section is dedicated to Mediterranean-inspired recipes that are relatively simple, unintimidating and made with wholesome ingredients. I loved creating and tasting the Bircher Muesli and the Lentils, RoastedBeets, and Tabouleh Over Arugula.

I truly enjoyed this book. It not only advocates for RDs but also promotes sustainable habits, overall well-being, and the importance of enjoying good food.

McKenzie Hall, RD, is a cofounder of NourishRDs, a nutrition communications and consulting business based in LosAngeles. This review first appeared in Today’s Dietitian, The Magazine for Nutrition Professionals, Vol. 16, No. 6, June 2014.

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McKenzie Hall, RD, is a cofounder of NourishRDs, a nutrition communications and consulting business based in LosAngeles. This review first appeared in Today’s Dietitian, The Magazine for Nutrition Professionals, Vol. 16, No. 6, June 2014.

Layne Lieberman is a self-proclaimed food lover and an RD with more than 20 years of experience in the supermarket industry. Her book, Beyond The Mediterranean Diet, is a refreshing read with the overarching message that adopting a health-promoting lifestyle can be delicious and enjoyable. Beyond The Mediterranean Diet is divided into three sections. The first outlines the lifestyle and dietary practices the author observed in Switzerland, Italy and France—three countries with impressive health statistics—during her two years as an expatriate in Europe. This section review show cultural foods, such as chocolate, pasta, and cheese, can be woven into a healthful eating plan. It was interesting to learn about each culture’s food preferences, its national dietary guidelines, and myths and facts surrounding each nation’s food culture. In the second section, the reader learns how to apply the Swiss, Italian,and French dietary practices to life in the United States. Particular emphasis is placed on portion size. The reader is encouraged to follow Europeans’ lead and use “Super-Healthy Plates,” or dishes that are 9inches in diameter, as well as smaller utensils. I particularly enjoyed the segment that out-lines principles that encourage Americans to change the way they view food and mealtime to reflect a more European perspective. This includes paying more attention to hunger cues, turning off electronics and instead socializing during mealtime, and going for a walk before and after dinner. It’s simple advice,but the tips reinforce the idea that food is meant to be enjoyed. Additional advice for food shopping and dining out also is provided, with an emphasis on turning to whole foods and purchasing local, seasonal foods when possible. The last section is dedicated to Mediterranean-inspired recipes that are relatively simple, unintimidating and made with wholesome ingredients. I loved creating and tasting the Bircher Muesli and the Lentils, RoastedBeets, and Tabouleh Over...

Eye-opening book!

This book has been so incredibly eye-opening! I come from a family with notoriously poor health and I have no desire to follow in their footsteps. I owe it to myself, and my daughter, to live a long and healthy life and I’m so grateful that the author has shared her knowledge and research for everyone to read. She went to great lengths to make sure the information she is providing is relevant and accurate and it shows.

 

Claudiasabates

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Claudiasabates

This book has been so incredibly eye-opening! I come from a family with notoriously poor health and I have no desire to follow in their footsteps. I owe it to myself, and my daughter, to live a long and healthy life and I’m so grateful that the author has shared her knowledge and research for everyone to read. She went to great lengths to make sure the information she is providing is relevant and accurate and it shows.  

Peggy Lebensfeld: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award winning book)

This book is a must read. As much as I do know about eating healthy , I still found this book informative and interesting. I found myself fantasizing about eating amazing breads abroad!

Peggy

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Peggy

This book is a must read. As much as I do know about eating healthy , I still found this book informative and interesting. I found myself fantasizing about eating amazing breads abroad!

Linda Silverman: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award winning book)

Layne Lieberman’s book “Beyond the Mediterranean Diet” is full of stunning photographs, practical advice and delectable recipes. It is extremely informative about the importance of really knowing your ingredients and being aware of everything you put into your body. Lieberman inspires you to adapt the european style of eating and provides you with the tools necessary to do it successfully.

Linda Silverman

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Linda Silverman

Layne Lieberman’s book “Beyond the Mediterranean Diet” is full of stunning photographs, practical advice and delectable recipes. It is extremely informative about the importance of really knowing your ingredients and being aware of everything you put into your body. Lieberman inspires you to adapt the european style of eating and provides you with the tools necessary to do it successfully.

Barbara Trilling: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award winning book)

Thank you Layne for this magnificent book so full of the most interesting information. There are not many people who know more than you about how to take care of ourselve while enjoying life and good food at the same time. That is quite a feat! It is fun to compare the European habits with our American ways of life. The photos and récipes are wonderful.

Barbara Trilling

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Barbara Trilling

Thank you Layne for this magnificent book so full of the most interesting information. There are not many people who know more than you about how to take care of ourselve while enjoying life and good food at the same time. That is quite a feat! It is fun to compare the European habits with our American ways of life. The photos and récipes are wonderful.

Pauline Arama-Olsten: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award winning book)

A wonderful, sensible book filled with delicious recipes and artful photographs – a must read! Layne Lieberman takes the reader beyond the Mediterranean Diet and examines the lifestyle and dietary choices of the three european countries with the longest longevity rates. This approach easily applies to a fast paced lifestyle, making it easier to stick with a practical diet and make healthful choices. Her writing is fluid, engaging, and eye-opening, all accompanied by the most scrumptious recipes and beautiful photographs. The recipes are easy to prepare, quick and delicious. I highly recommend the turkey meatballs. They were a crowd pleaser in my household!

Pauline

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Pauline

A wonderful, sensible book filled with delicious recipes and artful photographs – a must read! Layne Lieberman takes the reader beyond the Mediterranean Diet and examines the lifestyle and dietary choices of the three european countries with the longest longevity rates. This approach easily applies to a fast paced lifestyle, making it easier to stick with a practical diet and make healthful choices. Her writing is fluid, engaging, and eye-opening, all accompanied by the most scrumptious recipes and beautiful photographs. The recipes are easy to prepare, quick and delicious. I highly recommend the turkey meatballs. They were a crowd pleaser in my household!

Robyn Webb, MS, Nutrition Chef: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award winning book)

A triumph!
Layne Lieberman nails it! As an avid traveler myself, having been to over 70 countries, Layne really captures why we should look to Europe to make changes to our diets. Written beautifully with stunning photography, Layne teaches us really do able things we can right here in the good old USA so we may too strive for the excellent health stats of Italy, France and Switzerland! Her book are not mere words, but words to get us into action with her helpful step by step instructions. Layne takes all of her experience as an RD and turns it into a gorgeous book that goes way beyond the standard advice. The recipes are a delightful bonus! I love this book and you will too!

Robyn Webb

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Robyn Webb

A triumph! Layne Lieberman nails it! As an avid traveler myself, having been to over 70 countries, Layne really captures why we should look to Europe to make changes to our diets. Written beautifully with stunning photography, Layne teaches us really do able things we can right here in the good old USA so we may too strive for the excellent health stats of Italy, France and Switzerland! Her book are not mere words, but words to get us into action with her helpful step by step instructions. Layne takes all of her experience as an RD and turns it into a gorgeous book that goes way beyond the standard advice. The recipes are a delightful bonus! I love this book and you will too!

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Layne Lieberman’s advice is a sterling example of how to battle the stereotypical ‘American Diet’. She praises quality ingredients while denouncing the notion of ‘more is better’ and large portions. She offers a catalog of ideas and methods to retrain your brain and body, allowing yourself to break free from the ‘eat large’ mindset.
Many facets of Layne’s argument for dietary change were completely unknown to me. Reading, I picked up a few ideas about how cultural differences could effect eating habits. One example being, the fact that europeans spend less time snacking, and more time socializing. This idea resonated with me and opened my eyes to the dangers lurking behind the comfortable-sounding habit of “casual snacking.”
Beyond the Mediterranean Diet was more than a cook book, it was an exploration of cultural and culinary differences. As a health conscience individual, I recommend this book as a trustworthy guide to healthier living.

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Layne Lieberman’s advice is a sterling example of how to battle the stereotypical ‘American Diet’. She praises quality ingredients while denouncing the notion of ‘more is better’ and large portions. She offers a catalog of ideas and methods to retrain your brain and body, allowing yourself to break free from the ‘eat large’ mindset. Many facets of Layne’s argument for dietary change were completely unknown to me. Reading, I picked up a few ideas about how cultural differences could effect eating habits. One example being, the fact that europeans spend less time snacking, and more time socializing. This idea resonated with me and opened my eyes to the dangers lurking behind the comfortable-sounding habit of “casual snacking.” Beyond the Mediterranean Diet was more than a cook book, it was an exploration of cultural and culinary differences. As a health conscience individual, I recommend this book as a trustworthy guide to healthier living.

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Growing up, my mother constantly argued against the use of antibiotics and other “additives” in food. She told me that food had always tasted better when she was young, growing up on a farm. It was always her opinion that the downward slide in quality was attributed to the prominent use of food additives. So, at an early age, I became skeptical of any foods with additives—what Layne refers to as “ingredients you can’t pronounce”—and learned to avoid them like the plague.
The advice provided by Lieberman falls in accordance with my that given to me by my own mother. The difference is, Layne supports her arguments with facts and reputable knowledge, while my mother simply pokes me with until fork until she’s convinced I’m listening.
Lieberman’s book ‘Beyond the Mediterranean Diet’ didn’t offer advice I couldn’t find somewhere else—it just offered it in the clearest, most supportive way. And let’s not forget that it’s a cook book! It’s full of knowledge, history, and amazing recipes! I would certainly recommend this book to any who are seeking a healthier, happier diet.

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Growing up, my mother constantly argued against the use of antibiotics and other “additives” in food. She told me that food had always tasted better when she was young, growing up on a farm. It was always her opinion that the downward slide in quality was attributed to the prominent use of food additives. So, at an early age, I became skeptical of any foods with additives—what Layne refers to as “ingredients you can’t pronounce”—and learned to avoid them like the plague. The advice provided by Lieberman falls in accordance with my that given to me by my own mother. The difference is, Layne supports her arguments with facts and reputable knowledge, while my mother simply pokes me with until fork until she’s convinced I’m listening. Lieberman’s book ‘Beyond the Mediterranean Diet’ didn’t offer advice I couldn’t find somewhere else—it just offered it in the clearest, most supportive way. And let’s not forget that it’s a cook book! It’s full of knowledge, history, and amazing recipes! I would certainly recommend this book to any who are seeking a healthier, happier diet.

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A wonderful, sensible book filled with delicious recipes and artful photographs – a must read!
Layne Lieberman takes the reader beyond the Mediterranean Diet and examines the lifestyle and dietary choices of the three european countries with the longest longevity rates. This approach easily applies to a fast paced lifestyle, making it easier to stick with a practical diet and make healthful choices. Her writing is fluid, engaging, and eye-opening, all accompanied by the most scrumptious recipes and beautiful photographs. The recipes are easy to prepare, quick and delicious. I highly recommend the turkey meatballs. They were a crowd pleaser in my household!

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A wonderful, sensible book filled with delicious recipes and artful photographs – a must read! Layne Lieberman takes the reader beyond the Mediterranean Diet and examines the lifestyle and dietary choices of the three european countries with the longest longevity rates. This approach easily applies to a fast paced lifestyle, making it easier to stick with a practical diet and make healthful choices. Her writing is fluid, engaging, and eye-opening, all accompanied by the most scrumptious recipes and beautiful photographs. The recipes are easy to prepare, quick and delicious. I highly recommend the turkey meatballs. They were a crowd pleaser in my household!

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The book is wonderfully laid-out with smart observations and filled with important information and tips. The recipes look straight forward and delicious…can’t wait to try!

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The book is wonderfully laid-out with smart observations and filled with important information and tips. The recipes look straight forward and delicious…can’t wait to try!

Wanda Wilson: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award winning book)

This review is from: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Paperback)
I really like this book by Layne Lieberman. It is a wonderful resource for dining at home, at favorite restaurants or trying new places. She includes 50 delicious and nutritious recipes that are simple enough to accomplish for family and friends. I enjoyed the photos of places she has toured along with photos of the people she interviewed in her travels and research for this fabulous book. As a Registered Dietitian, she provided important information to me that I never knew about in maintaining good health. Her book is very encouraging and easy to follow. I certainly recommend it highly. Ms. Lieberman is an internationally recognized nutrition expert and I follow her website.

Wanda Wilson

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Wanda Wilson

This review is from: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Paperback) I really like this book by Layne Lieberman. It is a wonderful resource for dining at home, at favorite restaurants or trying new places. She includes 50 delicious and nutritious recipes that are simple enough to accomplish for family and friends. I enjoyed the photos of places she has toured along with photos of the people she interviewed in her travels and research for this fabulous book. As a Registered Dietitian, she provided important information to me that I never knew about in maintaining good health. Her book is very encouraging and easy to follow. I certainly recommend it highly. Ms. Lieberman is an internationally recognized nutrition expert and I follow her website.

Countrylife: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award winning book)

Cooking Up A Good Long Life, April 30, 2014 By countrylife
This review is from: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Paperback)
This book has great info – accessible, approachable and includes delicous recipes for the home cook. There is a lot of content on nutrition – a culmination of the author’s travel and educational expertise. I think the book could help you create a long-term healthy lifestyle – filled with joie de vivre!

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Cooking Up A Good Long Life, April 30, 2014 By countrylife This review is from: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Paperback) This book has great info – accessible, approachable and includes delicous recipes for the home cook. There is a lot of content on nutrition – a culmination of the author’s travel and educational expertise. I think the book could help you create a long-term healthy lifestyle – filled with joie de vivre! REPRINTED FROM AMAZON.COM

Reprinted from Huffington Post: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award winning book)

Beyond the Mediterranean Diet: Layne Lieberman, M.S, R.D, C.D.N is a pioneer and expert in the field of nutrition. While living in Europe for a couple of years, she researched extensively the intricacies of diets in countries with the lowest obesity and mortality rates. This book covers the evolution of the American diet (specifically portion sizes) and offers simple solutions for weight management. In addition to breaking down the Mediterranean diet and indigenous eating habits across different regions of Europe, Layne’s book includes amazing healthy recipes all of which have been tested. Bonus: Layne herself has taken all of the photos included in the book. This book is engaging, useful, practical and authentic.

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Beyond the Mediterranean Diet: Layne Lieberman, M.S, R.D, C.D.N is a pioneer and expert in the field of nutrition. While living in Europe for a couple of years, she researched extensively the intricacies of diets in countries with the lowest obesity and mortality rates. This book covers the evolution of the American diet (specifically portion sizes) and offers simple solutions for weight management. In addition to breaking down the Mediterranean diet and indigenous eating habits across different regions of Europe, Layne’s book includes amazing healthy recipes all of which have been tested. Bonus: Layne herself has taken all of the photos included in the book. This book is engaging, useful, practical and authentic. REPRINTED FROM THE HUFFINGTON POST

Lee Nelson from New Zealand: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award winning book)

Clear, Articulate, Insightful, and Yummy!, May 17, 2014
By Lee Nelson (Motueka, Nelson, NZ)
This review is from: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Paperback)
Layne Lieberman is extraordinarily well qualified to write this book, which, if fully understood and followed, will undoubtedly add years to your life. The fact is: Dieting doesn’t work. Changing ones eating habits to fresh foods and away from packaged foods is the key to health and wellness. This book will show you how to make these changes and will explain in simple language why making these changes will change your life. It even provides easy to follow recipes that are truly yummy! Kudos!

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Clear, Articulate, Insightful, and Yummy!, May 17, 2014 By Lee Nelson (Motueka, Nelson, NZ) This review is from: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Paperback) Layne Lieberman is extraordinarily well qualified to write this book, which, if fully understood and followed, will undoubtedly add years to your life. The fact is: Dieting doesn’t work. Changing ones eating habits to fresh foods and away from packaged foods is the key to health and wellness. This book will show you how to make these changes and will explain in simple language why making these changes will change your life. It even provides easy to follow recipes that are truly yummy! Kudos! REPRINTED FROM AMAZON.COM

Elaine Hammond: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award winning book)

5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Road Map for Living and Eating Healthy!, May 21, 2014
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This review is from: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Paperback)
Beyond the Mediterranean Diet is a bible teaching you to live and eat healthy! Layne’s passion for nutrition and food and travel provides the path to eating the foods you love without the guilt. Well worth the read and the recipes!

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Road Map for Living and Eating Healthy!, May 21, 2014 REPRINTED FROM AMAZON.COM By Elaine This review is from: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Paperback) Beyond the Mediterranean Diet is a bible teaching you to live and eat healthy! Layne’s passion for nutrition and food and travel provides the path to eating the foods you love without the guilt. Well worth the read and the recipes!

Greg: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award winning book)

Hi Layne – I have been using your book while attending my weight watchers meetings and I have been losing weight and am almost to goal – just 5 pounds shy- and I seem to have more energy – I still eat meat but have been focusing on fresh foods and do have my goat milk even though it has more fat I feel this pastured raised goat milk is healthy and I make my own yogurt/cheese- I would hate to throw it out- I just cut down on meat- balance, no?
I deleted my Amazon account so that is why your review is gone – I was getting irritated by some of their business practices – excited to see your new book – I will definitely get a copy! Best- Greg

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Hi Layne – I have been using your book while attending my weight watchers meetings and I have been losing weight and am almost to goal – just 5 pounds shy- and I seem to have more energy – I still eat meat but have been focusing on fresh foods and do have my goat milk even though it has more fat I feel this pastured raised goat milk is healthy and I make my own yogurt/cheese- I would hate to throw it out- I just cut down on meat- balance, no? I deleted my Amazon account so that is why your review is gone – I was getting irritated by some of their business practices – excited to see your new book – I will definitely get a copy! Best- Greg reprinted-facebook-page-worldrd-com-greg

Chef Brown: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award winning book)

By Chef Brown on November 1, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Pick up this powerhouse read and direct your health in a positive direction
Layne Lieberman’s book Beyond The Mediterranean Diet is very well explained, scientifically based and flexible nutrition plan which includes vegetarian and ethnic options. Even if you choose to not follow recipes, you will be left understanding the dangers of other diets. Is intriguing to read because it provides a lot of history about the Mediterranean and Swiss way of eating. I enjoyed the pictures and I have tried a few of the recipes, and I love the taste. If you’re looking to start a whole new meal regimen with outstanding health results, pick up this powerhouse read and direct your health in a positive direction. In closing, I must also disclose that I am a chef and restaurants owner and I have cooked for 30 years.

Chef Brown

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Chef Brown

By Chef Brown on November 1, 2014 5.0 out of 5 stars Pick up this powerhouse read and direct your health in a positive direction Layne Lieberman’s book Beyond The Mediterranean Diet is very well explained, scientifically based and flexible nutrition plan which includes vegetarian and ethnic options. Even if you choose to not follow recipes, you will be left understanding the dangers of other diets. Is intriguing to read because it provides a lot of history about the Mediterranean and Swiss way of eating. I enjoyed the pictures and I have tried a few of the recipes, and I love the taste. If you’re looking to start a whole new meal regimen with outstanding health results, pick up this powerhouse read and direct your health in a positive direction. In closing, I must also disclose that I am a chef and restaurants owner and I have cooked for 30 years.

Olivia Plisson, owner Movement Factory / Switzerland: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award winning book)

Une très belle rencontre à Genève autour du Yoga, du Flow et du Pilates
Une très belle personne bienveillante et passionnante toujours pleine de bons conseils
Son livre ‘Beyond The Mediterranean Diet’ est une très belle découverte, comme Layne.
Nous l’avons recommandé à tous nos clients soucieux d’avoir une alimentation saine et équilibrée en parallèle avec leur activité physique
C’est le livre de chevet de notre studio de Yoga!
Merci Layne, pour tout..
OM

Olivia Plisson / Movement Factory / Geneva

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Olivia Plisson / Movement Factory / Geneva

Une très belle rencontre à Genève autour du Yoga, du Flow et du Pilates Une très belle personne bienveillante et passionnante toujours pleine de bons conseils Son livre ‘Beyond The Mediterranean Diet’ est une très belle découverte, comme Layne. Nous l’avons recommandé à tous nos clients soucieux d’avoir une alimentation saine et équilibrée en parallèle avec leur activité physique C’est le livre de chevet de notre studio de Yoga! Merci Layne, pour tout.. OM

Carol Mellinger: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award winning book)

Hi Layne,
I heard your presentation and bought your book at Changes in Latitude and love it. I was just planning a lunch and am going to make a recipe or two from your book.
I have a recollection of a French recipe from many years ago that I think was a meringue shell with a chestnut paste in the shell and maybe whipped cream or ice cream on top. Would you have a recipe for a dessert that is like it or similar to it? I thought it was called Meringue Glace, but the recipes for Meringue Glace that I have found on the internet are not the same as I remember it.
After your talk at CIL, we talked about the movie A Year in Burgundy that can be streamed on Netflix. Did you have a chance to see it?
Best wishes,

Carol

Carol Mellinger

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Carol Mellinger

Hi Layne, I heard your presentation and bought your book at Changes in Latitude and love it. I was just planning a lunch and am going to make a recipe or two from your book. I have a recollection of a French recipe from many years ago that I think was a meringue shell with a chestnut paste in the shell and maybe whipped cream or ice cream on top. Would you have a recipe for a dessert that is like it or similar to it? I thought it was called Meringue Glace, but the recipes for Meringue Glace that I have found on the internet are not the same as I remember it. After your talk at CIL, we talked about the movie A Year in Burgundy that can be streamed on Netflix. Did you have a chance to see it? Best wishes, Carol

Tricia Ang: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award winning book)

I’ve always wanted to explore European cuisine, even better if they can help me lose the weight! The recipes look so enticing! I can’t wait to try them out!

Tricia Ang

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Tricia Ang

I’ve always wanted to explore European cuisine, even better if they can help me lose the weight! The recipes look so enticing! I can’t wait to try them out!

Tricia Ang: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award winning book)

Great recipes!

Tricia Ang

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Tricia Ang

Great recipes!

Robyn Webb, MS Nutritionist: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award winning book)

From Robyn Webb via Facebook, December 9, 2014
This evenings #PromoteOthers spotlight goes to…..Layne Lieberman RD!

Layne is a registered dietitian and author of the stunningly beautiful book Beyond The Mediterranean Diet(http://amzn.to/164bgTp). After an extremely successful career as a supermarket dietitian with media credits that will make your head spin, Layne embarked on a few years journey thru Europe to write and research her must- have nutrition book. And what I love most about Layne are her highest of standards to produce her book the way SHE wanted it-it’s probably the MOST successful example of self publishing I’ve ever seen- she kicked some you know what! And her commitment to organics and sustainability is a daily inspiration to me.

That’s why Layne is this evenings #PromoteOthers spotlight

Robyn Webb

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Robyn Webb

From Robyn Webb via Facebook, December 9, 2014 This evenings #PromoteOthers spotlight goes to…..Layne Lieberman RD! Layne is a registered dietitian and author of the stunningly beautiful book Beyond The Mediterranean Diet(http://amzn.to/164bgTp). After an extremely successful career as a supermarket dietitian with media credits that will make your head spin, Layne embarked on a few years journey thru Europe to write and research her must- have nutrition book. And what I love most about Layne are her highest of standards to produce her book the way SHE wanted it-it’s probably the MOST successful example of self publishing I’ve ever seen- she kicked some you know what! And her commitment to organics and sustainability is a daily inspiration to me. That’s why Layne is this evenings #PromoteOthers spotlight

Wee Lin: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award winning book)

I’ve been looking for a great holiday gift for my mum who loves to cook, this may just be THE gift!

Wee Lin

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Wee Lin

I’ve been looking for a great holiday gift for my mum who loves to cook, this may just be THE gift!

Mark Gringer: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award winning book)

From Mark Gringer, posted December 21, 2014 on Facebook:
Excellent book. I highly recommend it.

Mark Gringer

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Mark Gringer

From Mark Gringer, posted December 21, 2014 on Facebook: Excellent book. I highly recommend it.

Scott Blair: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award winning book)

January 19, 2015
Verified Purchase
This review is from http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Mediterranean-Diet-Layne-Lieberman/dp/0989181219: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Paperback)
by Scott Blair
Thank you Layne Lieberman for writing a beautiful book that includes important information on living a healthy lifestyle. The recipes are delicious and so easy to follow.

by Scott Blair

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by Scott Blair

January 19, 2015 Verified Purchase This review is from http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Mediterranean-Diet-Layne-Lieberman/dp/0989181219: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Paperback) by Scott Blair Thank you Layne Lieberman for writing a beautiful book that includes important information on living a healthy lifestyle. The recipes are delicious and so easy to follow.

Mia Levitt-Rizzo: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award winning book) + Personal Testimonial

by Mia Levitt-Rizzo, reprinted from Amazon.com

Layne Lieberman is a miracle!!! Layne totally gets it! She truly understands everyone loses weight in different ways. Layne also understands what foods work for you and what foods don’t. I had stomach aches for years and I had no idea it was from what I was eating. The book is amazing and so is Layne.

Mia Levitt – Rizzo

Mia Levitt-Rizzo

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Mia Levitt-Rizzo

by Mia Levitt-Rizzo, reprinted from Amazon.com Layne Lieberman is a miracle!!! Layne totally gets it! She truly understands everyone loses weight in different ways. Layne also understands what foods work for you and what foods don’t. I had stomach aches for years and I had no idea it was from what I was eating. The book is amazing and so is Layne. Mia Levitt – Rizzo

J. Fuss: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award winning book)

By J. Fuss, reprinted from Amazon.com

Insightful and informative with great recipes!
If you were to travel the globe in search of the culinary and nutritional secrets of various cultures and put it all into one book, this is what it would look like. Beyond the Mediterranean Diet shows you how our society has created eating habits that are based more on corporate profit than whole or even “real food” ingredients. Learn from those in this world who give thought and take pride in what goes into their food for every meal. Learn from Layne Lieberman. The recipes are all you need to get started on a delicious and healthier lifestyle that will change the way you feel and look at food. My personal favorite is the chocolate tofu mousse!

J. Fuss

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J. Fuss

By J. Fuss, reprinted from Amazon.com Insightful and informative with great recipes! If you were to travel the globe in search of the culinary and nutritional secrets of various cultures and put it all into one book, this is what it would look like. Beyond the Mediterranean Diet shows you how our society has created eating habits that are based more on corporate profit than whole or even “real food” ingredients. Learn from those in this world who give thought and take pride in what goes into their food for every meal. Learn from Layne Lieberman. The recipes are all you need to get started on a delicious and healthier lifestyle that will change the way you feel and look at food. My personal favorite is the chocolate tofu mousse!

Master Chef Ioannou: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award winning book)

Reprinted from Twitter

Master Chef Ioannou with 54 years of experience endorses "Beyond The Mediterranean Diet" #diet #eat

Layne Lieberman, RD

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Layne Lieberman, RD

Reprinted from Twitter Master Chef Ioannou with 54 years of experience endorses "Beyond The Mediterranean Diet" #diet #eat

Danny Dunbaron: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award winning book)

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A fabulous book that helps health conscious people like myself eat healthy while still enjoying yummy foods
By Danny Dunbaron May 3, 2015
Format: Paperback
Beyond The Mediterranean Diet is a fabulous book that helps health conscious people like myself eat healthy while still enjoying yummy foods! The recipes are delicious (trust me I’ve tried them!) and so simple to make! Great read!

Danny Dunbaron

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Danny Dunbaron

REPRINTED FROM AMAZON.com A fabulous book that helps health conscious people like myself eat healthy while still enjoying yummy foods By Danny Dunbaron May 3, 2015 Format: Paperback Beyond The Mediterranean Diet is a fabulous book that helps health conscious people like myself eat healthy while still enjoying yummy foods! The recipes are delicious (trust me I’ve tried them!) and so simple to make! Great read!

Kapil Benaraon: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award winning book)

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Love this book and a must buy!!!
By Kapil Benaraon September 8, 2015
Format: Paperback-Verified Purchase
I love this book a lot…It tells you a lot on how to dine out and how to cook at home and eat clean and healthy. Being a vegeterian its hard to find right amount of protein and clean eating, however, this book explains a lot on how to eat clean and eat right portions. Love it.

Kapil Benaraon

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2017-01-11T10:42:56-07:00

Kapil Benaraon

REPRINTED FROM AMAZON.com Love this book and a must buy!!! By Kapil Benaraon September 8, 2015 Format: Paperback-Verified Purchase I love this book a lot…It tells you a lot on how to dine out and how to cook at home and eat clean and healthy. Being a vegeterian its hard to find right amount of protein and clean eating, however, this book explains a lot on how to eat clean and eat right portions. Love it.

Michele Redmond, RDN: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award winning book)

Twitter comment from Michele Redmond @Taste_Workshop:
Enjoying this insightful book on European gastronomy for health + food enjoyment.

Michele Redmond

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2017-01-11T10:43:50-07:00

Michele Redmond

Twitter comment from Michele Redmond @Taste_Workshop: Enjoying this insightful book on European gastronomy for health + food enjoyment.

Ann Silver, RDN: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award winning book)

Email message from Ann Silver, RD:
Layne, I love your approach in the book. It’s a masterpiece! I can sense the “Layne touch.”

Ann Silver

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2017-01-11T10:44:53-07:00

Ann Silver

Email message from Ann Silver, RD: Layne, I love your approach in the book. It’s a masterpiece! I can sense the “Layne touch.”

Nini Ludwigon: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award winning book)

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This book is beautifully written and photographed by Layne Lieberman RD
By Nini Ludwigon October 30, 2015
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This book is beautifully written and photographed by Layne Lieberman RD. The recipes are easy to follow and will put you to vibrant health.
I’m excited to share this book with my friends and family which will be my Christmas gift to them

Nini Ludwigon

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2017-01-11T10:46:30-07:00

Nini Ludwigon

Reprinted from Amazon.com This book is beautifully written and photographed by Layne Lieberman RD By Nini Ludwigon October 30, 2015 Verified Purchase This book is beautifully written and photographed by Layne Lieberman RD. The recipes are easy to follow and will put you to vibrant health. I’m excited to share this book with my friends and family which will be my Christmas gift to them

Ann Silver, RDN: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award winning book)

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A Mediterranean Masterpiece!
By Ann Silver on November 30, 2015
In her book, Beyond the Mediterranean Diet, Layne Lieberman shares the “European secrets” for health in an easy to read book with beautiful photography. Ms. Lieberman obviously conducted first hand research as she explored the diets and foods of the Swiss, Italian and French and compared it to the American style of eating. The book offers a wealth of nutrition information with practical suggestions, including recipes, for the reader to incorporate a healthy European style of eating. A high quality paperback book worthy of any coffee table that will entice a guest to pick it up.

Ann Silver

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2017-01-11T10:57:13-07:00

Ann Silver

Reprinted from Amazon.com A Mediterranean Masterpiece! By Ann Silver on November 30, 2015 In her book, Beyond the Mediterranean Diet, Layne Lieberman shares the “European secrets” for health in an easy to read book with beautiful photography. Ms. Lieberman obviously conducted first hand research as she explored the diets and foods of the Swiss, Italian and French and compared it to the American style of eating. The book offers a wealth of nutrition information with practical suggestions, including recipes, for the reader to incorporate a healthy European style of eating. A high quality paperback book worthy of any coffee table that will entice a guest to pick it up.

MCha: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award winning book)

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Wonderfully Informative
By MCha on December 14, 2015
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
In an age where we are inundated with a new fad diet almost weekly, Beyond the Mediterranean Diet, is a refreshing change. Layne Lieberman explores the diets of three countries – Switzerland, France and Italy – to explore the interconnection between the longevity rates enjoyed in these countries with their diets and healthier lifestyles all in an effort to teach us about lowering high cholesterol rates and obesity that plague us in the United States. Not only do we value the “Big Meal” concept in the US but our food is laden with chemicals, additives and preservatives that have not been properly tested by the Food and Drug Administration.

Layne’s personal experience living in Switzerland coupled with the bright and colorful photographs throughout the book make it an enjoyable read akin to a memoir and not just a “diet book” full of dos and don’ts. Yes, Layne gives guidance and direction and her history in the food industry gives her particular insight into what is really in the food we eat, even the food packaged and labeled as “healthy”.

Layne gives us compelling reasons for why we need to change what we eat, how we eat, and most importantly, our attitude towards food. Layne goes further and provides us with suggestions for customizing a diet that is healthy as well as dealing with the emotional landmines and pitfalls that may pop up along the way. There are times when I question how we might stick to this and then she reminds of the benefits and I feel inspired again. She also realizes that we are human with emotional ties to food. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about what we ingest on a daily basis and living a healthier life.

MCha

WorldRD® by Layne Lieberman, RD
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2017-01-11T10:58:24-07:00

MCha

Reprinted from Amazon.com Wonderfully Informative By MCha on December 14, 2015 Format: Paperback Verified Purchase In an age where we are inundated with a new fad diet almost weekly, Beyond the Mediterranean Diet, is a refreshing change. Layne Lieberman explores the diets of three countries – Switzerland, France and Italy – to explore the interconnection between the longevity rates enjoyed in these countries with their diets and healthier lifestyles all in an effort to teach us about lowering high cholesterol rates and obesity that plague us in the United States. Not only do we value the “Big Meal” concept in the US but our food is laden with chemicals, additives and preservatives that have not been properly tested by the Food and Drug Administration. Layne’s personal experience living in Switzerland coupled with the bright and colorful photographs throughout the book make it an enjoyable read akin to a memoir and not just a “diet book” full of dos and don’ts. Yes, Layne gives guidance and direction and her history in the food industry gives her particular insight into what is really in the food we eat, even the food packaged and labeled as “healthy”. Layne gives us compelling reasons for why we need to change what we eat, how we eat, and most importantly, our attitude towards food. Layne goes further and provides us with suggestions for customizing a diet that is healthy as well as dealing with the emotional landmines and pitfalls that may pop up along the way. There are times when I question how we might stick to this and then she reminds of the benefits and I feel inspired again. She also realizes that we are human with emotional ties to food. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about...

Amazon Customer 4/6/2016: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award winning book)

Reprinted from Amazon Customer on April 6, 2016
This book was amazing!
Wow! This book was amazing! I loved reading about the different countries and the way they eat. I loved hearing Layne’s experiences with the different cultures. The recipes look amazing! I can’t wait to try them. I was truly inspired by Laynes lifestyle and her nutrition idea. Everyone should keep a copy of this book in their kitchen to help them maintain a healthy balanced lifestyle! Can’t wait to share this book with my friends!

By Amazon Customer on April 6, 2016

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2017-01-11T10:59:32-07:00

By Amazon Customer on April 6, 2016

Reprinted from Amazon Customer on April 6, 2016 This book was amazing! Wow! This book was amazing! I loved reading about the different countries and the way they eat. I loved hearing Layne’s experiences with the different cultures. The recipes look amazing! I can’t wait to try them. I was truly inspired by Laynes lifestyle and her nutrition idea. Everyone should keep a copy of this book in their kitchen to help them maintain a healthy balanced lifestyle! Can’t wait to share this book with my friends!

Courtney Robinson Levin: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award winning book)

Courtney Robinson Levin
April 6 at 2:16pm · Mission Bay, FL, United States ·
To all of my Facebook friends……Just read “Beyond the Mediterranean Diet” by my friend Layne Lieberman RD! Everyone who knows me knows that I am very conscious about what I eat and don’t eat! I loved this book! She shares my passion about importance of living a “healthy lifestyle”!

Courtney Robinson Levin

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2017-01-11T11:01:13-07:00

Courtney Robinson Levin

Courtney Robinson Levin April 6 at 2:16pm · Mission Bay, FL, United States · To all of my Facebook friends……Just read “Beyond the Mediterranean Diet” by my friend Layne Lieberman RD! Everyone who knows me knows that I am very conscious about what I eat and don’t eat! I loved this book! She shares my passion about importance of living a “healthy lifestyle”!

Cheryl Witte: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award winning book)

Recommended Diet for Rheumatoid Arthritis
By Cheryl Witte on April 26, 2016
My rheumatologist recommended that I read this book to get back on track with a healthy diet. Beyond The Mediterranean Diet is packed with science based nutrition and the most up-to-date advice on how to achieve a healthy lifestyle. It offers a wealth of information about eating out, cooking, food shopping and meal planning. The recipe section shows you how to plate your meals and gives you easy options for every meal of the day, snacks and healthy deserts. The photos are spectacular , which makes it a perfect coffee table book that’s also useful! It’s a perfect gift for health-conscious foodies or wannabes!

Cheryl Witte

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2017-01-11T11:02:19-07:00

Cheryl Witte

Recommended Diet for Rheumatoid Arthritis By Cheryl Witte on April 26, 2016 My rheumatologist recommended that I read this book to get back on track with a healthy diet. Beyond The Mediterranean Diet is packed with science based nutrition and the most up-to-date advice on how to achieve a healthy lifestyle. It offers a wealth of information about eating out, cooking, food shopping and meal planning. The recipe section shows you how to plate your meals and gives you easy options for every meal of the day, snacks and healthy deserts. The photos are spectacular , which makes it a perfect coffee table book that’s also useful! It’s a perfect gift for health-conscious foodies or wannabes!

Spence P. Cook: Beyond The Mediterranean Diet (Award winning book)

This book is fantastic. Recipes are easy to follow.
By Spence P Cook on July 18, 2016
Format: Paperback
This book is fantastic. Recipes are easy to follow, and I particularly like that they generally require a minimal amount of ingredients. Also, the flax seed pancakes are superb! Great book.
Reprinted from http://www.Amazon.com

Spence P. Cook

WorldRD® by Layne Lieberman, RD
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2017-01-11T11:05:12-07:00

Spence P. Cook

This book is fantastic. Recipes are easy to follow. By Spence P Cook on July 18, 2016 Format: Paperback This book is fantastic. Recipes are easy to follow, and I particularly like that they generally require a minimal amount of ingredients. Also, the flax seed pancakes are superb! Great book. Reprinted from http://www.Amazon.com
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Happy Client: E-Counseling Testimonial

"Dear Layne,
My weight gain started like 7 years ago after finishing my college and starting a job. My job took over my life and I didn't have any time to go to gym and didn't have proper guidance for a diet that will maintain my body. Within a year I went from size 0 to 6 and from 110lbs to 135lbs. It didn't just stop there though, about 3 years ago I started infertility treatment. I gained more weight after all the hormone treatments and went to a size 8 and was up to 147lbs. I felt like I was trapped in my own body and couldn't do anything about it. Then I joined gym and hired a personal trainer and I lost like 8-9lbs and then I stopped losing weight, I guess cause I didn't have proper nutrition I needed. So I stopped going to gym and I stayed at 137lbs. After few months I started noticing that I was out of breath all the time, feeling lazy and sluggish most of the time. I can say there were times I hated to look at myself in the mirror. None of my clothes fit me and I felt ugly. I tried so many diet plans and felt like I was starving myself and didn't like the taste of anything I ate. Also, being Indian most of the diet plans out there don't have any guidance on Indian ethnic foods, so basically you just do the guesswork and follow the plan. Which obviously never worked cause how do I know if I am calculating the nutrition right or not. About 6 months ago I went to get my regular checkup and came back borderline cholesterol and BMI above normal. For 30 years of age and no kids I felt like that's not good and I need to do something in order to be healthy for myself and my family.


Then one of my very good friend referred me to Layne Lieberman, RD. She has been amazing and a blessing to me who changed my life completely. Layne worked with me and made a special meal plan that was just for me based on my needs. She took my doctors reports and spent few days in making this plan. This plan basically helped me realize how unhealthy I was. She included Indian foods which I basically eat most of the time and taught me how to cook the same dishes healthy way. I also learned to read labels, make better food choices, food shopping. She made me understand that this is not a diet but its a way of lifestyle. I have lost about 18lbs and I'm down to size 2. This has not happened to me in past 7 years and this is huge for me. Thanks to Layne Lieberman. She stays on top of everything and follows up with me every month with scheduled phone calls and goes over everything to see how I am doing and follows up regularly. She is always available whenever I have any question to ask by emails and she gets back to me within few hours.

This will be my first New Years where my resolution won't have anything to do with my weight. I feel like registered dietitians have knowledge and are well trained to counsel individuals based on their needs. They are truly the food, nutrition and the diet experts! "



-Happy Client

 
WorldRD® by Layne Lieberman, RD
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2016-12-19T01:43:57-07:00
"Dear Layne, My weight gain started like 7 years ago after finishing my college and starting a job. My job took over my life and I didn't have any time to go to gym and didn't have proper guidance for a diet that will maintain my body. Within a year I went from size 0 to 6 and from 110lbs to 135lbs. It didn't just stop there though, about 3 years ago I started infertility treatment. I gained more weight after all the hormone treatments and went to a size 8 and was up to 147lbs. I felt like I was trapped in my own body and couldn't do anything about it. Then I joined gym and hired a personal trainer and I lost like 8-9lbs and then I stopped losing weight, I guess cause I didn't have proper nutrition I needed. So I stopped going to gym and I stayed at 137lbs. After few months I started noticing that I was out of breath all the time, feeling lazy and sluggish most of the time. I can say there were times I hated to look at myself in the mirror. None of my clothes fit me and I felt ugly. I tried so many diet plans and felt like I was starving myself and didn't like the taste of anything I ate. Also, being Indian most of the diet plans out there don't have any guidance on Indian ethnic foods, so basically you just do the guesswork and follow the plan. Which obviously never worked cause how do I know if I am calculating the nutrition right or not. About 6 months ago I went to get my regular checkup and came back borderline cholesterol and BMI above normal. For 30 years of age and no kids I felt...

Arline Littman: Counseling Testimonial

Hi Layne,

Not sure you will recognize and remember the names. We came to you in the Cedarhurst Center about 20 or more years ago, referred by Dr Steven Lomasky, Endocronologist. We even came to your home once in Quogue for a refresher. Since this time we have gone to the Joslin Center in Boston to learn Carb Counting. Now that Joe has Stage Kidney Disease we have been in search of a Renal Dietician and have had no real success. We even looked for you but could not find you. It appears that you are continuing on your successful path in your field, but, if I am assuming correctly, you are not doing Nutritional Counseling on a one to one basis. Perhaps I am wrong, but, if I am not I am hoping that you can recommend a person in Nassau County who has a concentration in all of the ins and outs of the Renal Diet restricitons. We now count carbs, potassium units, sodium and phosphate levels. It is a monumental job for me to research each meal, not to mention navigating restaurant food. We have seen several Nutritionists, but none have done for us what you did when you gave Joe meal suggestions and the correct way to get enough food to satisfy his appetite. In our books we have been searching for your approach with someone else, with no success. So happy to have found you and would look forward to discussing this with you. So happy to see your new book. When we speak, I will tell you how I found you again."

Warmly,
Arline Littman

Arline Littman

WorldRD® by Layne Lieberman, RD
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2016-12-19T02:12:12-07:00

Arline Littman

Hi Layne, Not sure you will recognize and remember the names. We came to you in the Cedarhurst Center about 20 or more years ago, referred by Dr Steven Lomasky, Endocronologist. We even came to your home once in Quogue for a refresher. Since this time we have gone to the Joslin Center in Boston to learn Carb Counting. Now that Joe has Stage Kidney Disease we have been in search of a Renal Dietician and have had no real success. We even looked for you but could not find you. It appears that you are continuing on your successful path in your field, but, if I am assuming correctly, you are not doing Nutritional Counseling on a one to one basis. Perhaps I am wrong, but, if I am not I am hoping that you can recommend a person in Nassau County who has a concentration in all of the ins and outs of the Renal Diet restricitons. We now count carbs, potassium units, sodium and phosphate levels. It is a monumental job for me to research each meal, not to mention navigating restaurant food. We have seen several Nutritionists, but none have done for us what you did when you gave Joe meal suggestions and the correct way to get enough food to satisfy his appetite. In our books we have been searching for your approach with someone else, with no success. So happy to have found you and would look forward to discussing this with you. So happy to see your new book. When we speak, I will tell you how I found you again." Warmly, Arline Littman

Mia: E-Counseling Testimonial

Dear Layne,

Wow not even sure where to begin. You have been a miracle in my life. I was constantly on diets and struggling to loose weight, I tried everything. Nothing was working and I was so frustrated. Bell went off call Layne Lieberman.
Thank god I made the call. It’s been a process but you have made sure I always get to eat what I like and mix things up so that I don’t get bored with my food. When I started to notice weight coming off and some of my old jeans fitting again I actually started to cry and realized I can eat healthy and feel good and it’s all because of you.
Layne you have always been available for any call, text , email etc. I’m laughing about the time I was in Paris and emailed can I eat the bread. You have been an absolute life saver and love working with you. Thank you so much for helping me learn to love healthy food.
Xo

Mia

WorldRD® by Layne Lieberman, RD
2017-01-06T01:04:19-07:00

Mia

Dear Layne, Wow not even sure where to begin. You have been a miracle in my life. I was constantly on diets and struggling to loose weight, I tried everything. Nothing was working and I was so frustrated. Bell went off call Layne Lieberman. Thank god I made the call. It’s been a process but you have made sure I always get to eat what I like and mix things up so that I don’t get bored with my food. When I started to notice weight coming off and some of my old jeans fitting again I actually started to cry and realized I can eat healthy and feel good and it’s all because of you. Layne you have always been available for any call, text , email etc. I’m laughing about the time I was in Paris and emailed can I eat the bread. You have been an absolute life saver and love working with you. Thank you so much for helping me learn to love healthy food. Xo

My doctor told me that I had to change my diet.  My nutritionist. Layne Lieberman helped me make it happen.

My doctor told me that I had to change my diet.  My nutritionist. Layne Lieberman helped me make it happen.

No one likes to be told they have to give up some of their favorite foods. But it turns out there are alternatives and a good nutritionist can help people like me to make sense out of the confusing world healthy and not-so-healthy foods.  My nutritionist, Layne Lieberman is an expert.  She helped me to construct a diet that targeted my specific medical issues, rather than a one size fits all diet that you can find on the internet.  She helped me to understand why certain foods are important for me, and which foods are not as good as they are cracked up to be.  She helped to break down my diet into recipes and shopping lists, so I can be successful on my own.

I've lost 10 pounds in the first two months of my new diet. I haven't had beef, butter and high-fat cheese  in two months. But I am enjoying the food that I eat, and feel satisfied at the end of every meal.  I look forward to cooking new recipes and have started cooking for friends. And now I have reason to believe I can win my health care battle as well.  Thanks Layne!

Stuart Lefkowitz

WorldRD® by Layne Lieberman, RD
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2018-03-04T21:46:00-07:00

Stuart Lefkowitz

My doctor told me that I had to change my diet.  My nutritionist. Layne Lieberman helped me make it happen.
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Deborah & Ed Zadagin, “Layne is an expert in the field of diet and nutrition… engaging and fun!” Puglia 2019 Culinary Tour

"We would love to return and do the whole trip over again. The organization and content of the culinary and cultural activities are above and beyond my expectations."

On a scale of 1 to 5, the meals and food experiences were a 5+++.

The App was amazing!

What we enjoyed most... the company, food, wine, weather and experiences.

Lisa’s dinner at her home was spectacular.

As far as new information and skills that we learned, too numerous to mention, which included learning to make focaccia, olive harvest and oil, wheat production, pasta making, etc...

The quality of the lifestyle in Puglia is truly remarkable.

Authentic food, wine and cultural experiences in beautiful seaside villages with genuine hospitality!"

Deborah and Ed Zadigan, November 13, 2019

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Deborah and Ed Zadigan, November 13, 2019

"Authentic food, wine and cultural experiences in beautiful seaside villages with genuine hospitality!"

Catherine Johnson, PhD, RD, LD “There were so many jewels of information.” Puglia 2019 Culinary Tour

"The information about the olive trees and olive oil production was invaluable. I am now consuming one tablespoon of EVOO everyday. I’m convinced this is their secret to health and longevity. In my research on polyphenols and bone health, the olive oil polyphenols are very bioactive.

The program and contributors were very well organized and professional.

I loved learning about the trulli houses, the cave houses and Altamura bread. There were so many jewels of information.

Puglia is a hidden treasure. I have toured all of Italy three times before but never to the Southern region. This was a wonderful surprise to me. I would go again."

Catherine Johnson, PhD, RD, LD

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2019-12-07T22:06:46-07:00

Catherine Johnson, PhD, RD, LD

"The information about the olive trees and olive oil production was invaluable. I am now consuming one tablespoon of EVOO everyday. I’m convinced this is their secret to health and longevity. In my research on polyphenols and bone health, the olive oil polyphenols are very bioactive. The program and contributors were very well organized and professional. I loved learning about the trulli houses, the cave houses and Altamura bread. There were so many jewels of information. Puglia is a hidden treasure. I have toured all of Italy three times before but never to the Southern region. This was a wonderful surprise to me. I would go again."

Barbara and Dr. Bob M. “We highly recommend this trip and would definitely go on another WorldRD trip” Puglia 2019 Culinary Tour

"Puglia as a destination for the Mediterranean lifestyle was heaven- truly a dream place!


There was not a single thing I would change about the organization and content of the culinary and cultural activities.


We had the best guides and drivers.


The meals and food experiences were outstanding.


Our favorite experience was at the bread factory.


We highly recommend this trip and would definitely go on another WorldRD trip."


“Layne, 3 cheers to you and molto grazie!!!”

Barbara and Dr. Bob M.

WorldRD® by Layne Lieberman, RD
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2020-01-26T22:39:16-07:00

Barbara and Dr. Bob M.

We highly recommend this trip and would definitely go on another WorldRD trip." “Layne, 3 cheers to you and molto grazie!!!”

Heather Bessee, MS, RDN “The entire experience was just amazing and inspiring in so many ways-both professionally and personally.” Puglia 2019 Culinary Tour

“I had never thought of going to Puglia before seeing Layne’s trip itinerary. I love going to less touristy places and want unique and authentic experiences that I can remember forever. Puglia offered more than I ever could have imagined.

I have never been to a UNESCO site before (I don’t think) and now I have been to two. I am in awe of all of the olive trees and the diverse landscapes of Puglia. I adore that the nonnas are making pasta in the streets and are faster than machines. I love that the tradition still lives and feel so humbled that I was able to not only witness the nonnas, but to experience Old Bari and be part of their local street life.

The cooking classes were exceptional and well organized! The chefs in Italy work magic in very small spaces! Each experience was wonderful and deeply appreciated! The foods that we sampled were heart healthy and many were high fiber, high nutrient content, etc.  Delicious and healthy—my kind of meals.

Hands down staying at the masseria was my FAVORITE accommodation because of the charm and character- from the location and room décor to the food.  The room space and décor were stunning, unique and comfortable. The spacious location was lovely, open and beautiful.  The food here was my favorite for breakfast- the roasted tomatoes, cheese, prosciutto and hard-boiled eggs with capers. Simple and so very satisfying.

Our driver, Antonio was amazing!  What can I say?  Those ties!!!!  Magnificent. Antonio has a pleasant personality and is very respectful and safe. Grazie for having the water available to us at all time—and for finding my wallet!  Our guides, Antonella and Sandro were so knowledgeable and translated exceptionally well. Their English is so much better than my own.

The meticulous care that was taken to plan, prepare and present the meals was evident. The food quality was exceptional and fresh; and the flavors were crafted together so artfully. I was exposed to some combinations of foods that I had not thought of putting together. Especially the beans…the fava bean puree was one of my favorite dishes.  I never got tired of homemade pasta and beans, and bread and cheeses, etc.

The transfers to and from the airport were convenient, quick and easy.

I enjoyed reviewing the itinerary prior to the trip and felt that it was detailed and thorough. I read it over several times before traveling to Italy and was excited and inspired every time I read it. I knew I was making the right decision in choosing to take this trip because the details of the trip were well thought out and laid out. Each venue was described meticulously. I know there were a few changes to the itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances and I felt that it was explained and handled professionally and meticulously as well.

Every part of the itinerary was fabulous, however I was so touched by being able to go to Lisa’s house! We had a private, intimate, local, homemade dinner shared with our group and I felt so lucky, privileged, grateful, humbled, etc!  And even meeting Sandro’s wife and baby was very special to me. I truly felt like I was part of an amazing family in Puglia. I loved that everywhere we went in Puglia the people made us feel welcomed, appreciated, and valued. We were so blessed to have those experiences as most tourists never have the opportunities that we had.

My two top favorite foods were the ravioli with turnip greens on the last evening and the orecchiette with pumpkin, scamorza, and capicola at Altemura Winery. The potato flan and the pureed fava beans with chicory that Anna Maria made were delicious as well. The DiGesu bread was amazing! Best bread EVER!  I enjoyed all of the gelato that I ate, too!  Perhaps Sandro can teach us how to make gelato next time?

At Lisa’s House I loved the beans and greens and the eggplant.

In all honesty I enjoyed everything that I ate in Puglia. I am glad that I tasted everything and it was all so delicious.  I think I am good on octopus now for awhile. I like it, but only in small amounts. I have tried it a few times, but prefer the squid and cuttlefish much better.

I learned how to make three easy homemade pasta shapes by hand. I had never made foccacia before and now know how to make that as well. I loved watching the mozzarella cheese being made so easily. You can tell that all of the chefs that taught us literally perform labors of love everyday. And they make it look so easy.  I learned about the organic farming of wheat, cheese, olives, and wine production.  I enjoyed learning about the production side of things and then putting it to the plate. This really made a difference to me as I always want to know where my food comes from, how it was produced and how it was prepared.  I feel that all of our food in America is processed in a plant and packaged and eaten right out of the bag.  It really is sad in so many ways... but understandable to a certain degree.

I learned about the towns like Trulli Houses/Alberobello, Ostuni, Lecce, Gallipoli. Visiting Matera and Alberobello (Trulli houses) the UNESCO sites was exciting as I had never been to an UNESCO site prior to this trip.

I learned about local foods grown in Puglia such as cherries, almonds, olives, Verdeca (white) and Susumaniello (red) grapes, figs, etc.

The entire experience was just amazing and inspiring in so many ways-both professionally and personally. I am curious as to how the trip would have been with more RD’s as opposed to being comprised mostly of significant others/friends. The week may have had a different vibe to it, but I truly adored everyone that went on the trip. They were a special group and so generous and welcoming as was everyone that we met in Puglia.

I am proud of our Puglia group! I loved Mama Mia, Ethelina, Katarina, Lucia, Roberto, Eduardo, etc. and I ADORE my Italian name of Fiore!!!! Giving us all Italian names was such a nice little touch on the trip."

Heather Bessee, MS, RDN

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Heather Bessee, MS, RDN

"I ADORE my Italian name of Fiore!!!! Giving us all Italian names was such a nice little touch on the trip."

MaryEllen Grimes, RD “Everything was healthy and delicious” Puglia 2019 Culinary Tour

This was an amazing culinary and cultural experience. Layne and Arriverderci Travel were very knowledgeable and provided an understanding not only about the food but also the history, culture and customs of southern Italy.


The culinary experiences and cultural activities were great.  I learned things that I am sure I would not have learned on another tour.


Everything was healthy and delicious and has inspired me to make more changes at home. I made pasta as soon as I got home!  Being able to make pasta and attend the cooking class makes learning more meaningful – great experience!


I enjoyed learning about the foods of this region, and the history and culture of the people. Learning about ancient grains was new for me. Of course making pasta and foccacia was great.  I used to make my own pasta years ago and I am glad that I am returing back to it.  Just learning about the Italian culture was very important to me- learning to slow down and enjoy things instead of rushing and eating which is what Americans do.


I would definitely consider another WorldRD tour. How about Spain?  But I would go anywhere.”

MaryEllen Grimes, RD, 11-17-19

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MaryEllen Grimes, RD, 11-17-19

“This was an amazing culinary and cultural experience. Layne and Arriverderci Travel were very knowledgeable and provided an understanding not only about the food but also the history, culture and customs of southern Italy. The culinary experiences and cultural activities were great.  I learned things that I am sure I would not have learned on another tour. Everything was healthy and delicious and has inspired me to make more changes at home. I made pasta as soon as I got home!  Being able to make pasta and attend the cooking class makes learning more meaningful – great experience! I enjoyed learning about the foods of this region, and the history and culture of the people. Learning about ancient grains was new for me. Of course making pasta and foccacia was great.  I used to make my own pasta years ago and I am glad that I am returing back to it.  Just learning about the Italian culture was very important to me- learning to slow down and enjoy things instead of rushing and eating which is what Americans do. I would definitely consider another WorldRD tour. How about Spain?  But I would go anywhere.”

Dr. Anthony and Nancy Ciancimino, RDN, “I cannot say enough positive things about the trip with Layne, Sandro and Antonella” Puglia 2019 Culinary Tour

“I cannot say enough positive things about the Puglia 2019 trip with Layne, Sandro and Antonella.  They are amazing, personable, and professional individuals, exuding warmth, friendship, and fun. They successfully, and amazingly, presented an immersive learning experience in a beautiful country, with beautiful food, culture, people, and venues visited, which were fully experienced through touch, taste, visualization and hands on participation! The group we traveled with were super as well! My husband and I enjoyed every moment of this very special trip!

The uniqueness of the area, the land, people, food and wine.  I experienced tastes that I had not experienced before. I learned a new grape varietal and love it. I enjoyed visiting the olive oil producers, the cooking classes, the lunch at the vineyard, and the dairy farm with cheese making and tasting. I SO ENJOYED THE PEOPLE IN OUR GROUP!  ALL were wonderful, interesting, fun, adventurous, and amazing!!!!.....this includes Layne, Michael, Sandro, and Antonella!

I learned of a new grape varietal indigenous to the area, that produces amazing wine.

Increased knowledge on taste distinction and antioxidant properties of olive oil, and future medicinal uses for extra virgin olive oil. Some new recipes ...using fava beans and black chickpeas.

All guides were 5 stars in each venue that we visited!"

Dr. Anthony and Nancy Ciancimino, RDN

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2020-01-26T22:59:55-07:00

Dr. Anthony and Nancy Ciancimino, RDN

“I cannot say enough positive things about the Puglia 2019 trip with Layne, Sandro and Antonella.  They are amazing, personable, and professional individuals, exuding warmth, friendship, and fun. They successfully, and amazingly, presented an immersive learning experience in a beautiful country, with beautiful food, culture, people, and venues visited, which were fully experienced through touch, taste, visualization and hands on participation!

Mary Dubinin, MS, RDN “Thank you so much for your time and talent in making this a memorable trip!” Puglia 2019 Culinary Tour

"Puglia is a great destination to study the Mediterranean lifestyle. I greatly appreciated all of the culinary and cultural activities and gained immense knowledge from each activity.


There were so many enjoyable aspects of the trip! The cooking classes, dairy farm, grain mill, wineries and olive farms. Being from that region, our guides were able to provide additional commentary.


I now have a greater understanding of durum wheat and semolina flour, and their properties for making pasta and focaccia bread. Taste testing extra virgin olive oil and understanding the characteristics from a renowned expert in the field was a unique experience.


I cooked and ate cuttlefish for the first time!


The trip was an amazing experience that helped me better understand the land, culture, food and people of this region of southern Italy! Highly recommend!


Thank you so much for your time and talent in making this a memorable trip!"

Mary Dubinin, MS, RDN

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2020-01-14T21:09:57-07:00

Mary Dubinin, MS, RDN

"The trip was an amazing experience that helped me better understand the land, culture, food and people of this region of southern Italy! Highly recommend! Thank you so much for your time and talent in making this a memorable trip!"

MaryEllen Grimes, RD “This was an amazing culinary and cultural experience.” Puglia 2019 Culinary Tour

"The culinary experiences and cultural activities were great.  I learned things that I am sure I would not have learned on another tour.


Everything was healthy and delicious and has inspired me to make more changes at home. I made pasta as soon as I got home!  Being able to make pasta and attend the cooking class makes learning more meaningful – a great experience!


 I enjoyed most learning about the foods of this region and the history and culture of the people.


Learning about ancient grains was new for me.  Of course making pasta and foccacia was great.  I used to make my own pasta years ago and I am glad that I am returing back to it.  Just learning about the Italian culture was very important to me- learning to slow down and enjoy things instead of rushing and eating, which is what Americans do.


I really can’t think of anything negative to say.  I think I enjoyed the space at the masseria so much I would have preferred to stay there longer and relax.


This was an amazing culinary and cultural experience. Layne and Arriverderci Travel were very knowledgeable and provided an understanding not only about the food but also the history, culture and customs of southern Italy."

MaryEllen Grimes, RD

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2020-01-14T21:14:00-07:00

MaryEllen Grimes, RD

"This was an amazing culinary and cultural experience. Layne and Arriverderci Travel were very knowledgeable and provided an understanding not only about the food but also the history, culture and customs of southern Italy."
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Crystal Broussard, RD “There would be no other way to see and learn so much in so little time!” Sicily 2019 Culinary Tour

"I enjoyed the cooking classes along with the history behind the products being prepared.  I also enjoyed the ability to go behind the scenes to see the whole process of a product from the field to the table.


I learned a lot of new information, too extensive to elaborate! 


I was most excited about learning how to make pasta!


It was truly a remarkable way to learn and experience the Mediterranean lifestyle.  The schedule is well thought out and informative. There would be no other way to see and learn so much in so little time!"

Crystal Broussard, RD

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2020-01-14T21:04:41-07:00

Crystal Broussard, RD

"It was truly a remarkable way to learn and experience the Mediterranean lifestyle.  The schedule is well thought out and informative. There would be no other way to see and learn so much in so little time!"

Loretta Cecconi, RD “I now tell people that this is the only way I can get my credits completed! 😊” Sicily 2019 Culinary Tour

"Sicily was a wonderful destination as part of the Mediterranean culture.  It is unique in its food, people and culture.


I feel as the trip was planned very well. The days were filled with great experiences.  Because our days were long, the scheduled dinners at times were changed.


Our driver Dominic was extremely professional, courteous and very kind.  Our guide, Paolo was also the same as well as very knowledgeable, helpful and welcomed us as family.


The food experiences, which included the cooking classes and the “light” lunches provided at various places were excellent. I truly enjoy tasting the local cuisine and wine. The welcome and farewell dinner were very good.  I did not care for the dinner we had across from the Duomo in Siracusa.


I arrived a day early and departed a day later.  My transfers were excellent, waiting for me and when I arrived and took great care in making sure I was comfortable. Our transfer to the airport from Palermo was efficient.


The itinerary was clear. It gave a clear understanding of what our day looked like so that we could prepare ourselves.


I enjoyed meeting new professionals in my field and those who were not RDs added just as much to the group.  I love Italy, its people, food, culture and hospitality.  Besides the amazing food and wine, I really enjoyed visiting the ancient Roman ruins.  They were spectacular!


I learned new information about the delicacies of Sicily such as how the soil of Mt. Etna creates a different taste of wine and olive oil rich in minerals.  I also learned more about the region and how it highlights oranges, fennel, pomegranate and eggplant in its cuisine. 


I think Sicily is equally enjoyable as Puglia. They are two very different areas that I experienced. I really enjoy the people, the food and wine and also how the non-RD participants brought a whole new flavor to the group.


I have now been to Italy with Layne Lieberman, WorldRD twice. First to Puglia and now to Sicily. The trip is a culinary immersion that provides me, as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, 31 continuing education credits for my certification.  I now tell people that this is the only way I can get my credits completed! 😊 The experience of exploring food from the Mediterranean cuisine has been wonderful.  These experiences give me nutritional knowledge, lifelong friendships, and a chance to see the world. I don’t think there is any better way to truly see, touch, feel, and taste food.  I feel as if this helps me respect and appreciate food and to combine simple, fresh ingredients to cook. I’ve learned that by experiencing the culture of the people who live and work in the areas I have visited, my eyes and mind are open to a new perspective. This helps me give back to those who are seeking help in living a healthy life.

Loretta Cecconi, RD

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2020-01-14T21:20:00-07:00

Loretta Cecconi, RD

"I have now been to Italy with Layne Lieberman, WorldRD twice. First to Puglia and now to Sicily. The trip is a culinary immersion that provides me, as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, 31 continuing education credits for my certification.  I now tell people that this is the only way I can get my credits completed! 😊 The experience of exploring food from the Mediterranean cuisine has been wonderful.  These experiences give me nutritional knowledge, lifelong friendships, and a chance to see the world."

Nancy Maddox, MBA, RDN, LDN “Getting out of a conference room and experiencing another culture is truly a valuable experience. Layne does an amazing job curating the places to go to really maximize the trip.” Sicily 2019 Culinary Tour

"I was nervous about doing this trip and felt like Layne and Peggy did a great job communicating through the process. The guides and drivers were amazing.


Every day was jam packed with great destinations and content.


I really felt like I understood how Mediterranean Sicily was from the information learned on the trip.


I enjoyed that the places we visited were authentic and were not “touristy”. They really did help educate on the Mediterranean way of life.


Most meals were great.


I learned the differences between northern Italy and Sicily, both culturally and with cooking.


I learned how to make pasta and how to know if olive oil is real.


I learned about the benefits of ancient grains and chocolate.


I learned about the history of Sicily.


Getting out of a conference room and experiencing another culture is truly a valuable experience. I know for me the cost was a serious concern but to anyone trying to decide if it is worth it, it really is. To have the chance to interact meaningfully with other dietitians and see in practice ways of eating/culture you only read about or is truly priceless. Layne does an amazing job curating the places to go to really maximize the trip."

Nancy Maddox, MBA, RDN, LDN

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2020-01-14T21:24:34-07:00

Nancy Maddox, MBA, RDN, LDN

"Getting out of a conference room and experiencing another culture is truly a valuable experience. I know for me the cost was a serious concern but to anyone trying to decide if it is worth it, it really is. To have the chance to interact meaningfully with other dietitians and see in practice ways of eating/culture you only read about or is truly priceless. Layne does an amazing job curating the places to go to really maximize the trip."

Peggy Lebensfeld, Hand Therapist “Cooking fresh unprocessed food is better.” Sicily 2019 Culinary Tour

"I enjoyed most, the taste of the food and learning (cooking classes etc.) about how the food was made. I also liked the variety of the experiences and loved the group of people.


I learned a lot about food quality and what to look for in the States when purchasing food such as olive oil.


Cooking fresh unprocessed food is better.”

Peggy Lebensfeld, Hand Therapist

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2020-01-14T21:27:48-07:00

Peggy Lebensfeld, Hand Therapist

"I enjoyed most, the taste of the food and learning (cooking classes etc.) about how the food was made. I also liked the variety of the experiences and loved the group of people.”

Amy Plano, RD, MS, CDE, CDN “I loved, loved, loved the trip with Layne Lieberman, The World RD, to Sicily, Italy!” Sicily 2019 Culinary Tour

"Sicily is awesome as a destination for the Mediterranean lifestyle experience. I would easily give it a 5.


I just love being with other dietitians that are interested in food! Spending quality time with Layne and the repeat guests from Puglia was easily my favorite part of the trip!


Yes – I loved all the cooking classes. The simplicity of Sicilian food is remarkable. I feel confident I can easily create many of the dishes we prepared at home for my friends and family.


Puglia and Sicily were both awesome! Very different in the sense that both hotels for Sicily were in the heart of the city – while Puglia was much more rural.


I loved 99% of the trip. My least favorite part was the Roman palace. It was super interesting and the guide was extremely informative – but it was SO long. I know many people loved it. But for me – had I known what it would have entailed I might have ‘sat it out.’ Just not my cup of tea.


I loved, loved, loved the trip with Layne Lieberman, The World RD, to Sicily, Italy!  The trip was carefully curated lending an both an informative and highly enjoyable trip. I have participated with other trips with The World RD and I can honestly say Layne NEVER disappoints. My advice to anyone on the fence – GO! You will have the BEST time. I promise!

Amy Plano, RD, MS, CDE, CDN

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2020-01-14T21:31:11-07:00

Amy Plano, RD, MS, CDE, CDN

"I loved, loved, loved the trip with Layne Lieberman, The World RD, to Sicily, Italy!  The trip was carefully curated lending an both an informative and highly enjoyable trip. I have participated with other trips with The World RD and I can honestly say Layne NEVER disappoints. My advice to anyone on the fence – GO! You will have the BEST time. I promise!

Reggie Fleck, MS, RD “Hands down, one of the best experiences of my life.” Sicily 2019 Culinary Tour

"From 1 to 5, how would you rate the country of Sicily as a destination for the Mediterranean lifestyle experience? Reggie: Can I give it a 10?


Sicily is totally amazing. And the group was awesome.


I learned how to make the pastas unique to the region.


I was reminded or the superiority of simple, but quality, ingredients (for example: tomato confit, smothered cauliflower, etc.)


The effect of volcanic ash on agriculture.


I loved both Puglia and Sicily trips. Sicily was more meaningful to me because of my background, but I actually think that the Puglia trip was a little better overall.


Hands down, one of the best experiences of my life."

Reggie Fleck, MS, RD

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2020-01-14T21:34:13-07:00

Reggie Fleck, MS, RD

From 1 to 5, how would you rate the country of Sicily as a destination for the Mediterranean lifestyle experience? Reggie: Can I give it a 10?

Robin Allen, MSPH, RD “A truly amazing learning opportunity and so much fun!” Sicily 2019 Culinary Tour

"I enjoyed reuniting with friends from Puglia and meeting new friends from different aspects of the dietetics community.  I always enjoy traveling and being immersed in the culture.


I gained information about the culture of Sicily and did not realize it was such a melting pot of cultures.  The trip also reinforced what I learned in Puglia about the Mediterranean diet.


Compared to the Puglia trip, Sicily was equally as enjoyable and enough different to keep it all interesting.  I enjoyed being able to have some free time and dinners on our own as well as the organized ones.


I thought it was an amazing trip and I have no suggestions for improvement. A truly amazing learning opportunity and so much fun!

Robin Allen, MSPH, RD

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2020-01-14T21:37:17-07:00

Robin Allen, MSPH, RD

"I gained information about the culture of Sicily and did not realize it was such a melting pot of cultures.  The trip also reinforced what I learned in Puglia about the Mediterranean diet. I thought it was an amazing trip and I have no suggestions for improvement. A truly amazing learning opportunity and so much fun!"

Sarah Krieger, RDN “I personally love the hands-on learning of this trip. Who can obtain 30 hours of education with hands-on learning as a RDN?” Sicily 2019 Culinary Tour

"Sicily as a destination for the Mediterranean lifestyle experience? 5--perfect


Paulo and Dominik were authentic, knowledgeable and had charm that matched the country. We were lucky to have them---they work hard to make the experience even better.


Every experience was amazing—the tastes and hands on experience. The cooking session with the chocolate-making was awesome—the only suggestion is that we had more hands-on time instead of standing and listening for a few hours before lunch, which was amazing. There just could have been more hands on as participants to prepare the lunch like we did at the winery a few days prior.


It was so refreshing to see our drivers at the airport waiting for us after our 3-hour delay from Rome to Catania. High fives for that!


What stands out on top is the hands-on learning without being in a lecture—and the opportunity to ask questions in that environment. I truly appreciate this learning atmosphere for dietitians.


I learned more about southern Italy culture/Sicilian history and lifestyle and how it influences American culture. Our job as RDNs/nutrition experts is to take it back to our communities—the Mediteranean lifestyle—but to bring it back to realistic lifestyles for our communities.


As a member of the Academy, I appreciate the various styles of learning and obtaining continuing education. I personally love the hands-on learning of this trip. Who can obtain 30 hours of education with hands-on learning as a RDN?"

Sarah Krieger, RDN

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2020-01-14T21:40:45-07:00

Sarah Krieger, RDN

As a member of the Academy, I appreciate the various styles of learning and obtaining continuing education. I personally love the hands-on learning of this trip. Who can obtain 30 hours of education with hands-on learning as a RDN?

Tanya Fischer, RDN “Once in a lifetime opportunity!  Hands on learning, networking, friends, new experiences, and new foods were all benefits of this unbelievable trip.” Sicily 2019 Culinary Tour

"I loved that it was a full itinerary daily.  I liked that culture and other tours were also included beyond food and food preparation.


Dominic and Paolo were great, going above and beyond.  Patrick was also very helpful.  Patrick spent hours at the airport trying to locate a participant.


What I enjoyed most about the trip-- I can’t list just one but top 5 would be new friendships, THE FOOD, networking, hands on learning, and the tours in each area.


I learned how to make new shapes of pasta, how olive oil is produced and tasted professionally.  There is always learning and growing when traveling. 


Once in a lifetime opportunity!  Hands on learning, networking, friends, new experiences, and new foods were all benefits of this unbelievable trip.


I GREATLY APPRECIATE the assistance from all involved in regards to my food allergy."

Tanya Fischer, RDN

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2020-01-14T21:45:26-07:00

Tanya Fischer, RDN

"Once in a lifetime opportunity!  Hands on learning, networking, friends, new experiences, and new foods were all benefits of this unbelievable trip. I GREATLY APPRECIATE the assistance from all involved in regards to my food allergy."
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Loretta Cecconi, RD: “Passion for Puglia was an amazing trip!” Puglia 2017 Culinary Travel

Passion for Puglia was an amazing trip which provides a once in a lifetime experience for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists or for anyone who has a passion for food in the beautiful country of Italy.  The region of Puglia provides a rich, cultural look into the Mediterranean diet.  Each day allowed hands on education with the locals who were warm and friendly extending their knowledge to us.  We touched, tasted and ate beautiful food, made from locally grown ingredients.  We forged new friendships amongst our group learning from each other and how to take the Pugliese experience home with us. Passion for Puglia was really a fabulous experience and would recommend it thoroughly.

Loretta Cecconi, RD

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2017-11-17T20:14:42-07:00

Loretta Cecconi, RD

Passion for Puglia was an amazing trip which provides a once in a lifetime experience for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists or for anyone who has a passion for food in the beautiful country of Italy.  The region of Puglia provides a rich, cultural look into the Mediterranean diet.  Each day allowed hands on education with the locals who were warm and friendly extending their knowledge to us.  We touched, tasted and ate beautiful food, made from locally grown ingredients.  We forged new friendships amongst our group learning from each other and how to take the Pugliese experience home with us.  Passion for Puglia was really a fabulous experience and would recommend it thoroughly.

Ann Maher, RD: “This is a great trip to study the Mediterranean diet”…Puglia 2017 Culinary Travel

This is a great trip to study the Mediterranean diet and immerse yourself in the lifestyle of southern Italy. From the olive farms to the dairy farms, learning how to make pasta and foccohia bread and cheese it was a great learning experience. I also loved the history lesson that went with every place we went. That helped to really understand the culture better.

Ann Maher, RD

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2017-11-17T20:18:47-07:00

Ann Maher, RD

This is a great trip to study the Mediterranean diet and immerse yourself in the lifestyle of southern Italy. From the olive farms to the dairy farms, learning how to make pasta and foccohia bread and cheese it was a great learning experience. I also loved the history lesson that went with every place we went. That helped to really understand the culture better.

Janet Calderwood, RD: “This was a very special trip. Thank you for making it so.” Puglia 2017 Culinary Travel

Layne!!!!! It was so great meeting you and spending the week together. This was a very special trip. Thank you for making it so. I had so much fun with the group but mostly you.

Janet Calderwood, RD

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2017-11-18T11:26:01-07:00

Janet Calderwood, RD

Layne!!!!! It was so great meeting you and spending the week together. This was a very special trip. Thank you for making it so. I had so much fun with the group but mostly you.

Puglia was one of the highlights of my professional career!

Puglia was one of the highlights of my professional career and so much fun!! I am still raving about it and made some wonderful friends. And still trying out recipes.

Ciao!

Robin

Robin Allen MSPH, RDN, LDN
Registered Dietitian Nutritionis

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2018-03-04T22:02:32-07:00

Robin Allen MSPH, RDN, LDN
Registered Dietitian Nutritionis

Puglia was one of the highlights of my professional career!

Abby Rapaport, RD: “I hope you plan more trips in the future — I LOVED it”! Puglia 2017 Culinary Travel

I hope you plan more trips in the future -- I LOVED it!
Layne is so knowledgable and warm. It was clear how much passion and thoughtfulness she put into this trip and it really showed by how wonderful and smoothly everything went. Both the professionalism and warmth made it less intimidating to sign up for the trip by myself.

I loved that each day was a different activity. My favorites were pasta-making, olive oil tasting, wine tasting, mozzarella-making and everything we did at the masseria.

This trip was amazing! I loved traveling through Puglia with other dietitians and learning all about food, nutrition and culture. Everyday was a wonderful culinary adventure.
Abby Rapaport

Abigail Rapaport, RD

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2017-11-21T16:49:36-07:00

Abigail Rapaport, RD

I hope you plan more trips in the future -- I LOVED it! Layne is so knowledgable and warm. It was clear how much passion and thoughtfulness she put into this trip and it really showed by how wonderful and smoothly everything went. Both the professionalism and warmth made it less intimidating to sign up for the trip by myself. I loved that each day was a different activity. My favorites were pasta-making, olive oil tasting, wine tasting, mozzarella-making and everything we did at the masseria. This trip was amazing! I loved traveling through Puglia with other dietitians and learning all about food, nutrition and culture. Everyday was a wonderful culinary adventure. Abby Rapaport

Amy Plano, RD: “If you have the opportunity to go on this trip GO!” Puglia 2017 Culinary Travel

The Passion for Puglia trip presented by SVT and WorldRD exceeded my expectations. To say that
I enjoyed myself would be an understatement. I loved every aspect of trip! The trip was well organized,
informative and FUN! It was no surprise the food was amazing. Puglia is the best kept secret in Southern Italy. I cannot recommend this trip enough. If you have the opportunity to go on this trip GO! I promise you will not be disappointed. I just wanted to take a moment to recognize Layne for all her hard work on this trip. Layne made herself readily available to us at all times. Her down-to-earth personality and worldly knowledge base was fantastic. Although each and everyone of us was so very different; she was able to connect with us all on many different levels. Layne is sweet, genuine, intelligent and kind. She was a true asset to my experience. She was an absolute perfect fit for our group!

Amy Plano, RD

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2017-11-17T20:25:16-07:00

Amy Plano, RD

The Passion for Puglia trip presented by SVT and WorldRD exceeded my expectations. To say that I enjoyed myself would be an understatement. I loved every aspect of trip! The trip was well organized, informative and FUN! It was no surprise the food was amazing. Puglia is the best kept secret in Southern Italy. I cannot recommend this trip enough. If you have the opportunity to go on this trip GO! I promise you will not be disappointed. I just wanted to take a moment to recognize Layne for all her hard work on this trip. Layne made herself readily available to us at all times. Her down-to-earth personality and worldly knowledge base was fantastic. Although each and everyone of us was so very different; she was able to connect with us all on many different levels. Layne is sweet, genuine, intelligent and kind. She was a true asset to my experience. She was an absolute perfect fit for our group!

Robin Allen, RD: “Fabulous educational opportunity and also great fun.” Puglia 2017 Culinary Travel

Fabulous educational opportunity and also great fun. Met new friends and would do this again.
I had a wonderful time and overall my experience was exceptional and I have been telling people all about. My friends enjoyed following the Facebook posts. I really enjoyed all the unique personalities and making new friendships.

Robin Allen, RD

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2017-11-17T20:30:46-07:00

Robin Allen, RD

Fabulous educational opportunity and also great fun. Met new friends and would do this again. I had a wonderful time and overall my experience was exceptional and I have been telling people all about. My friends enjoyed following the Facebook posts. I really enjoyed all the unique personalities and making new friendships.

Cerina Savino, RD: “The trip was more than what I expected.” Puglia 2017 Culinary Travel

The trip was more than what I expected. From the group of women that attended to the drives, the tours, the meals, it truly met my expectations and more. I am looking forward to the next trip.

Cerina Savino, RD

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2017-11-17T20:28:11-07:00

Cerina Savino, RD

The trip was more than what I expected. From the group of women that attended to the drives, the tours, the meals, it truly met my expectations and more. I am looking forward to the next trip.

Reggie Fleck, RD: “The best continuing education activity of my career.” Puglia 2017 Culinary Travel

This experience was awesome – the beauty of the scenery, the warmth of the people, the tastefulness and healthfulness of the food. Also experiencing the slow food movement and Mediterranean diet in a setting in which it is a part of everyday life. It was hands down the best continuing education activity of my career. I’m looking forward to a similar experience in Sicily.

Reggie Fleck, RD

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2017-11-17T20:21:01-07:00

Reggie Fleck, RD

This experience was awesome – the beauty of the scenery, the warmth of the people, the tastefulness and healthfulness of the food. Also experiencing the slow food movement and Mediterranean diet in a setting in which it is a part of everyday life. It was hands down the best continuing education activity of my career. I’m looking forward to a similar experience in Sicily.
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WorldRD® by Layne Lieberman, RD

Marsee Israel, RN: Puglia 2016 Culinary Travel Testimonial

How do you pack pasta making, bread making, cheese making, historic towns and local olive oils and wines into six days?  Take a trip with Passion for Puglia. This highly orchestrated tour packed in as much as we could see in six days using a continuous Italian guide, knowledgeable in history and all things Italian, along with local guides to enrich the experience.  No other tour offers more at this excellent price. Conscious effort was made to mix our hotels stays with small authentic cities, Masseria farms for the country view and the bigger historic old city of Lecce.  All hotels were four to five stars with excellent locations to experience the vast region of Puglia.

Meal planning was provided at top-notch restaurants and portions were plentiful and healthy.

My favorite part was learning how the locals prepare and appreciate their local organic seasonal food and ancient grains.

Highly recommend this trip.
WorldRD® by Layne Lieberman, RD
5
2016-12-13T08:58:57-07:00
How do you pack pasta making, bread making, cheese making, historic towns and local olive oils and wines into six days?  Take a trip with Passion for Puglia. This highly orchestrated tour packed in as much as we could see in six days using a continuous Italian guide, knowledgeable in history and all things Italian, along with local guides to enrich the experience.  No other tour offers more at this excellent price. Conscious effort was made to mix our hotels stays with small authentic cities, Masseria farms for the country view and the bigger historic old city of Lecce.  All hotels were four to five stars with excellent locations to experience the vast region of Puglia. Meal planning was provided at top-notch restaurants and portions were plentiful and healthy. My favorite part was learning how the locals prepare and appreciate their local organic seasonal food and ancient grains. Highly recommend this trip.

Lois Robbin: Puglia 2016 Culinary Travel Testimonial

Passion for Puglia changed my way of looking at food!  After spending a week learning about farm fresh vegetables, fresh pressed olive oil, homemade mozzarella cheese, fresh breads and focaccia and viewing local fishes, supermarkets at home are completely mundane!  Not only was the trip a lot of fun, but full of rich culture!  As a group we toured different regions of Puglia, each with a unique flare of food and tradition.  Friendships were made as we learned the ways of the local people and dined at their Masseria and vineyards.  Passion For Puglia combined travel and a wealth of information into a packed, fulfilling week!

Thanks for such a wonderful adventure!
WorldRD® by Layne Lieberman, RD
4
2016-12-13T12:53:20-07:00
Passion for Puglia changed my way of looking at food!  After spending a week learning about farm fresh vegetables, fresh pressed olive oil, homemade mozzarella cheese, fresh breads and focaccia and viewing local fishes, supermarkets at home are completely mundane!  Not only was the trip a lot of fun, but full of rich culture!  As a group we toured different regions of Puglia, each with a unique flare of food and tradition.  Friendships were made as we learned the ways of the local people and dined at their Masseria and vineyards.  Passion For Puglia combined travel and a wealth of information into a packed, fulfilling week! Thanks for such a wonderful adventure!

Paul Nelson: Puglia 2016 Culinary Travel Testimonial

Thanks for including me I want to compliment and thank you for putting together a wonderful and unforgettable program, you really knocked this one out of the park! I hope you can do it again and again!

Our memories every step of the way are definitely keepers. The only stand out that I would have changed is dressing warmer on a couple of evenings. Yes, overall it was that good. I'm grateful to have been included. Based on my personal experience, and what I've heard from the other non-RD's, I think traveling with a mixed group is a winning formula -- at least for us non-RD's. Although we really benefited, I wouldn't want to deprive an RD from experiencing the same. Those who are educating need the Puglia encounter to get it right.

Based on the trip, I'm feeling challenged on 3 fronts:
1. to enjoy expanding my minimalist food prep and cooking skills;
2. to better source farm-to-table foods, and
3. to share usable elements of that balanced Puglia/Italian lifestyle.

The trip was definitely a working vacation. As such, I think the pace was necessary. I wouldn't want to have missed anything. To make more efficient use of my time I could have been more prepared. Research and communications on the fly were difficult given the poor Wi-Fi connections and busy schedule. An admonition and specific guidelines on preparedness might be helpful to the next group. I chose that word 'admonition' because impossibly busy as we tend to be before travel, I tend to have a care for admonitions (Attenzione!). Had I downloaded and opened the app, it might have been enough. Wish I studied it everyday for a couple weeks! The app is an awesome piece of work.

Do it again!
WorldRD® by Layne Lieberman, RD
5
2016-12-13T12:55:33-07:00
Thanks for including me I want to compliment and thank you for putting together a wonderful and unforgettable program, you really knocked this one out of the park! I hope you can do it again and again! Our memories every step of the way are definitely keepers. The only stand out that I would have changed is dressing warmer on a couple of evenings. Yes, overall it was that good. I'm grateful to have been included. Based on my personal experience, and what I've heard from the other non-RD's, I think traveling with a mixed group is a winning formula -- at least for us non-RD's. Although we really benefited, I wouldn't want to deprive an RD from experiencing the same. Those who are educating need the Puglia encounter to get it right. Based on the trip, I'm feeling challenged on 3 fronts: 1. to enjoy expanding my minimalist food prep and cooking skills; 2. to better source farm-to-table foods, and 3. to share usable elements of that balanced Puglia/Italian lifestyle. The trip was definitely a working vacation. As such, I think the pace was necessary. I wouldn't want to have missed anything. To make more efficient use of my time I could have been more prepared. Research and communications on the fly were difficult given the poor Wi-Fi connections and busy schedule. An admonition and specific guidelines on preparedness might be helpful to the next group. I chose that word 'admonition' because impossibly busy as we tend to be before travel, I tend to have a care for admonitions (Attenzione!). Had I downloaded and opened the app, it might have been enough. Wish I studied it everyday for a couple weeks! The app is an awesome piece of work. Do it again!

Tina Gowin Carlucci, RDN: Puglia 2016 Culinary Travel Testimonial

You've likely never heard of Puglia before - I know I didn't until I saw the itinerary for this culinary adventure - but if you're looking to explore one of the lesser-known, but truly authentic, regions of Italy and experience the Mediterranean diet at its best, I highly recommend adding this trip to Puglia to your bucket list. There's so much that goes into food before it hits your plate. It was an absolute pleasure to meet with the people who produce and create the magnificent food in the region and to get a little taste of the Italian life.

If you're interested in a sneak peek, I've highlighted my favorite parts of the Passion for Puglia tour here (LINK: http://gowinnutrition.com/passion-puglia-journey-mediterranean-diet/).
WorldRD® by Layne Lieberman, RD
5
2016-12-13T12:58:53-07:00
You've likely never heard of Puglia before - I know I didn't until I saw the itinerary for this culinary adventure - but if you're looking to explore one of the lesser-known, but truly authentic, regions of Italy and experience the Mediterranean diet at its best, I highly recommend adding this trip to Puglia to your bucket list. There's so much that goes into food before it hits your plate. It was an absolute pleasure to meet with the people who produce and create the magnificent food in the region and to get a little taste of the Italian life. If you're interested in a sneak peek, I've highlighted my favorite parts of the Passion for Puglia tour here (LINK: http://gowinnutrition.com/passion-puglia-journey-mediterranean-diet/).

Kaitlyn Dickert, RDN: Puglia 2016 Culinary Travel Testimonial

Passion For Puglia was a valuable culinary and cultural travel program because I got to experience the Mediterranean lifestyle firsthand by visiting farms and exploring the bountiful region of Puglia.

The cooking class at the Masseria was my all-time favorite part of the trip. It was so informative, fun, and set in such a beautiful location. I loved going to the dairy farm, but would have loved to see the outdoor location in the daylight instead of at night. The Masseria lodging was absolute gorgeous as well, and it was a highlight of the trip!

Overall, I would recommend this trip to my colleagues and anyone interested in learning about a healthy Mediterranean lifestyle and exploring this unique area of southern Italy.
WorldRD® by Layne Lieberman, RD
4
2016-12-13T13:00:10-07:00
Passion For Puglia was a valuable culinary and cultural travel program because I got to experience the Mediterranean lifestyle firsthand by visiting farms and exploring the bountiful region of Puglia. The cooking class at the Masseria was my all-time favorite part of the trip. It was so informative, fun, and set in such a beautiful location. I loved going to the dairy farm, but would have loved to see the outdoor location in the daylight instead of at night. The Masseria lodging was absolute gorgeous as well, and it was a highlight of the trip! Overall, I would recommend this trip to my colleagues and anyone interested in learning about a healthy Mediterranean lifestyle and exploring this unique area of southern Italy.

Brittany I. Cines, RDN: Puglia 2016 Culinary Travel Testimonial

As I return from a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Puglia exploring the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle I am asked by my friends and family: "what was the best thing?" To choose just one part of the trip seems impossible. Tasting olive oil, making pasta, visiting a fish market, touring old towns, exploring wineries, and the list goes on and on. The combination of waking up in quaint cities to the endless views of the 2,000 year-old olive trees was incredible. I can honestly say that there is no better way for a dietitian to experience Italy than with a group of dietitians led by Layne Lieberman and Robyn Webb on the Passion for Puglia trip.

Thanks again for such a wonderful trip! I can’t tell you enough how much I enjoyed myself and wish we could go back right now 🙂
WorldRD® by Layne Lieberman, RD
5
2016-12-13T13:01:01-07:00
As I return from a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Puglia exploring the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle I am asked by my friends and family: "what was the best thing?" To choose just one part of the trip seems impossible. Tasting olive oil, making pasta, visiting a fish market, touring old towns, exploring wineries, and the list goes on and on. The combination of waking up in quaint cities to the endless views of the 2,000 year-old olive trees was incredible. I can honestly say that there is no better way for a dietitian to experience Italy than with a group of dietitians led by Layne Lieberman and Robyn Webb on the Passion for Puglia trip. Thanks again for such a wonderful trip! I can’t tell you enough how much I enjoyed myself and wish we could go back right now 🙂

​Georgie Evans: Puglia 2016 Culinary Travel Testimonial

The places we stayed and sites we saw and the things we did were amazing.  Had I tried to go to Puglia myself I would never have been able to see the things we saw.  Michele was amazing.  His personality and professionalism were top notch.  He is a true Puglian promoter and he has a lot to be proud of.  The region is amazing.

As a non-RD, I understood there was programming designed to earn CEU's for the RD's and this was a significant component of the trip.  The programming was of interest to me so when asked by my sister to join her on the trip I was very interested in going and am still very happy that I went.

Everyday I find myself remembering something about that week and I appreciate those memories very much.

I would definitely go back to Italy.  I would love to see each region someday.

Ciao!
WorldRD® by Layne Lieberman, RD
5
2016-12-13T13:02:06-07:00
The places we stayed and sites we saw and the things we did were amazing.  Had I tried to go to Puglia myself I would never have been able to see the things we saw.  Michele was amazing.  His personality and professionalism were top notch.  He is a true Puglian promoter and he has a lot to be proud of.  The region is amazing. As a non-RD, I understood there was programming designed to earn CEU's for the RD's and this was a significant component of the trip.  The programming was of interest to me so when asked by my sister to join her on the trip I was very interested in going and am still very happy that I went. Everyday I find myself remembering something about that week and I appreciate those memories very much. I would definitely go back to Italy.  I would love to see each region someday. Ciao!

Danielle Omar, RDN: Puglia 2016 Culinary Travel Testimonial

Passion For Puglia was really a wonderful experience. I loved learning all about the region and really appreciated our guide Michele for his expert knowledge on all things Puglia. He was a top notch tour guide and really made the trip enjoyable. I thought all of the guides were really great.

The only thing that was missing was more free time to enjoy the beautiful accommodations, shop, have a drink at the bar, sit outside and people watch, read a book and relax.  Other than the lack of free time to explore and experience on our own, I had a lovely time and enjoyed getting to know the group.

I hope this is helpful.

Warmly.

Danielle Omar, RDN

WorldRD® by Layne Lieberman, RD
5
2016-12-13T13:03:33-07:00

Danielle Omar, RDN

Passion For Puglia was really a wonderful experience. I loved learning all about the region and really appreciated our guide Michele for his expert knowledge on all things Puglia. He was a top notch tour guide and really made the trip enjoyable. I thought all of the guides were really great. The only thing that was missing was more free time to enjoy the beautiful accommodations, shop, have a drink at the bar, sit outside and people watch, read a book and relax.  Other than the lack of free time to explore and experience on our own, I had a lovely time and enjoyed getting to know the group. I hope this is helpful. Warmly.

Helga Fisch: Puglia 2016 Culinary Travel Testimonial

Passion for Puglia was indeed an unforgettable experience not only for nutritionists but anyone interested in healthy and balanced eating. We were exposed to this magical region of Italy, where traditional agriculture and cooking methods are displayed with pride and enthusiasm. The trip was filled with hands-on experiences in preparing and eating exceptionally fresh food, as well as visits to relevant sites in the region. A must go to experience of a lifetime!
WorldRD® by Layne Lieberman, RD
5
2016-12-13T13:04:19-07:00
Passion for Puglia was indeed an unforgettable experience not only for nutritionists but anyone interested in healthy and balanced eating. We were exposed to this magical region of Italy, where traditional agriculture and cooking methods are displayed with pride and enthusiasm. The trip was filled with hands-on experiences in preparing and eating exceptionally fresh food, as well as visits to relevant sites in the region. A must go to experience of a lifetime!

Nayana Gowin: Puglia 2016 Culinary Travel Testimonial

Dear Layne,

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving with your family. Sorry, it took me so long to reply.

My decision to go to Passion for Puglia trip was inspired by my wonderful daughter , Tina Carlucci, RD. I am so glad I decided to join her on this trip - it was an amazing experience.

This was one of the best gifts a mother can receive from a daughter. Spending one-on-one time with her and of course all the amazing ladies I had the pleasure of interacting with on this trip.

"Passion for Puglia " was a very well planned trip and the whole experience was amazing. For me the highlight was all the vegetarian dishes included in the Mediterranean diet. The simple ingredients used gave such tasty flavor to all the dishes. It inspired a lot of ideas to add to my own cooking adventures at home.

Overall I enjoyed this trip tremendously.

Thank you!
WorldRD® by Layne Lieberman, RD
5
2016-12-13T13:05:02-07:00
Dear Layne, Hope you had a great Thanksgiving with your family. Sorry, it took me so long to reply. My decision to go to Passion for Puglia trip was inspired by my wonderful daughter , Tina Carlucci, RD. I am so glad I decided to join her on this trip - it was an amazing experience. This was one of the best gifts a mother can receive from a daughter. Spending one-on-one time with her and of course all the amazing ladies I had the pleasure of interacting with on this trip. "Passion for Puglia " was a very well planned trip and the whole experience was amazing. For me the highlight was all the vegetarian dishes included in the Mediterranean diet. The simple ingredients used gave such tasty flavor to all the dishes. It inspired a lot of ideas to add to my own cooking adventures at home. Overall I enjoyed this trip tremendously. Thank you!

Raquela Suchinsky, MS, RDN: Puglia 2016 Culinary Travel Testimonial

Passion for Puglia was the trip of a lifetime! As a dietitian, I felt the itinerary was the perfect integration of food science/nutritional concepts with the cultural background of Puglia. Tours of farms, estates and small towns in combination with exquisite farm to table dining experiences made for an unforgettable journey! After this experience, I have a deeper passion and appreciation for the local produce and cuisine of Puglia, as well a better understanding of the benefits of utilizing organic farming methods. By focusing on different aspects of the Mediterranean diet each day (grains, olive oil, fish, etc.), we were able to have in-depth and enjoyable learning experiences. A lecture by a local nutritionist on the Mediterranean diet tied together our whole trip beautifully. Layne and Robyn were excellent trip leaders along with our tour guide and local experts - would recommend this trip to all nutrition professionals.

Thank you again for the experience! Please stay in touch!!

Raquela Suchinsky, MS, RDN

WorldRD® by Layne Lieberman, RD
5
2016-12-19T01:56:09-07:00

Raquela Suchinsky, MS, RDN

Passion for Puglia was the trip of a lifetime! As a dietitian, I felt the itinerary was the perfect integration of food science/nutritional concepts with the cultural background of Puglia. Tours of farms, estates and small towns in combination with exquisite farm to table dining experiences made for an unforgettable journey! After this experience, I have a deeper passion and appreciation for the local produce and cuisine of Puglia, as well a better understanding of the benefits of utilizing organic farming methods. By focusing on different aspects of the Mediterranean diet each day (grains, olive oil, fish, etc.), we were able to have in-depth and enjoyable learning experiences. A lecture by a local nutritionist on the Mediterranean diet tied together our whole trip beautifully. Layne and Robyn were excellent trip leaders along with our tour guide and local experts - would recommend this trip to all nutrition professionals. Thank you again for the experience! Please stay in touch!!

Jennifer Nelson, RDN: Puglia 2016 Culinary Travel Testimonial

This trip more than met my expectations! The  schedule was jam packed with culinary experiences, but allowed for lots of great sightseeing in the  process. As the week progressed, one could see how all the different foods that we were learning about  tied in to the region of Puglia. I particularly enjoyed the visit to the flour mill, observing and participating in the cheesemaking, and the hands on experience preparing and shaping pasta.

It was a great trip all around, and I thank you so much for organizing it all. I do recognize the amount of work that went into it!

Also, I thank you for being such a great hostess!!!

Owner NutritionMasters, LLC 28441 Las Arubas Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 phone: 310-497-5116

WorldRD® by Layne Lieberman, RD
5
2016-12-19T01:57:08-07:00

Owner NutritionMasters, LLC 28441 Las Arubas Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 phone: 310-497-5116

This trip more than met my expectations! The  schedule was jam packed with culinary experiences, but allowed for lots of great sightseeing in the  process. As the week progressed, one could see how all the different foods that we were learning about  tied in to the region of Puglia. I particularly enjoyed the visit to the flour mill, observing and participating in the cheesemaking, and the hands on experience preparing and shaping pasta. It was a great trip all around, and I thank you so much for organizing it all. I do recognize the amount of work that went into it! Also, I thank you for being such a great hostess!!!

Annette O’Neill, RD: Puglia 2016 Culinary Travel Testimonial

Sensory overload from the moment I peered out the airplane window taking in the coastal line of the Adriatic Sea landing in Bari, Italy to begin my unique culinary and cultural tour of southern Italy, Passion for Puglia.  As a Registered Dietician Nutritionist, I signed on to Passion for Puglia to explore the Mediterranean diet and got that and so much more.  A region rich in history, art, culture, and soulful people, with an ideal climate and soil to produce an abundance of grains, legumes, nuts, olives, vegetables, and fruits, all within ideal access to all the seafood the Ionian Sea and Adriatic Sea provide.  We explored cities, farms, and coastal towns providing a vast range of culinary and cultural experiences.  Pasta, bread and cheese making, biodiversity farms, cooking classes, farm-to-table meals, a winery run with Tuscan knowledge in a region ideal for grape growing and wine production. Befriending RD Nutritionists who came together from cities across the United States to share the experience.   The trip organized by Layne Lieberman, RD and Ali Pike of Southern Visions travel, assisted by Robyn Webb, MS and guided by local historian, Michele Miccoli packs a great deal into one week.  Ideal for RD Nutritionists as well as non-nutritionists – truly ideal for everyone!
Best!

Annette O’Neill, RD

WorldRD® by Layne Lieberman, RD
5
2016-12-19T01:59:08-07:00

Annette O’Neill, RD

Sensory overload from the moment I peered out the airplane window taking in the coastal line of the Adriatic Sea landing in Bari, Italy to begin my unique culinary and cultural tour of southern Italy, Passion for Puglia.  As a Registered Dietician Nutritionist, I signed on to Passion for Puglia to explore the Mediterranean diet and got that and so much more.  A region rich in history, art, culture, and soulful people, with an ideal climate and soil to produce an abundance of grains, legumes, nuts, olives, vegetables, and fruits, all within ideal access to all the seafood the Ionian Sea and Adriatic Sea provide.  We explored cities, farms, and coastal towns providing a vast range of culinary and cultural experiences.  Pasta, bread and cheese making, biodiversity farms, cooking classes, farm-to-table meals, a winery run with Tuscan knowledge in a region ideal for grape growing and wine production. Befriending RD Nutritionists who came together from cities across the United States to share the experience.   The trip organized by Layne Lieberman, RD and Ali Pike of Southern Visions travel, assisted by Robyn Webb, MS and guided by local historian, Michele Miccoli packs a great deal into one week.  Ideal for RD Nutritionists as well as non-nutritionists – truly ideal for everyone! Best!

Danielle Omar, MS, RDN: Puglia 2016 Culinary Travel Testimonial

Passion For Puglia was really a wonderful experience. I loved learning all about the region and really appreciated our guide Michele for his expert knowledge on all things Puglia. He was a top notch tour guide and really made the trip enjoyable. I thought all of the guides were really great.

The only thing that was missing was more free time to enjoy the beautiful accommodations, shop, have a drink at the bar, sit outside and people watch, read a book and relax.  Other than the lack of free time to explore and experience on our own, I had a lovely time and enjoyed getting to know the group.

I hope this is helpful.

Danielle Omar, MS, RDN

WorldRD® by Layne Lieberman, RD
5
2016-12-19T02:02:40-07:00

Danielle Omar, MS, RDN

Passion For Puglia was really a wonderful experience. I loved learning all about the region and really appreciated our guide Michele for his expert knowledge on all things Puglia. He was a top notch tour guide and really made the trip enjoyable. I thought all of the guides were really great. The only thing that was missing was more free time to enjoy the beautiful accommodations, shop, have a drink at the bar, sit outside and people watch, read a book and relax.  Other than the lack of free time to explore and experience on our own, I had a lovely time and enjoyed getting to know the group. I hope this is helpful.

Georgie Evans: Puglia 2016 Culinary Travel Testimonial

The places we stayed and sites we saw and the things we did were amazing.  Had I tried to go to Puglia myself I would never have been able to see the things we saw.  Michele was amazing.  His personality and professionalism were top notch.  He is a true Puglian promoter and he has a lot to be proud of.  The region is amazing.

As a non-RD, I understood there was programming designed to earn CEU's for the RD's and this was a significant component of the trip.  The programming was of interest to me so when asked by my sister Danielle to join her on the trip I was very interested in going and am still very happy that I went.

Everyday I find myself remembering something about that week and I appreciate those memories very much.

I would definitely go back to Italy.  I would love to see each region someday. Ciao!

Georgie Evans

WorldRD® by Layne Lieberman, RD
5
2016-12-19T02:05:34-07:00

Georgie Evans

The places we stayed and sites we saw and the things we did were amazing.  Had I tried to go to Puglia myself I would never have been able to see the things we saw.  Michele was amazing.  His personality and professionalism were top notch.  He is a true Puglian promoter and he has a lot to be proud of.  The region is amazing. As a non-RD, I understood there was programming designed to earn CEU's for the RD's and this was a significant component of the trip.  The programming was of interest to me so when asked by my sister Danielle to join her on the trip I was very interested in going and am still very happy that I went. Everyday I find myself remembering something about that week and I appreciate those memories very much. I would definitely go back to Italy.  I would love to see each region someday. Ciao!

Paul Nelson: Puglia 2016 Culinary Travel Testimonial

Thanks for including me I want to compliment and thank you for putting together a wonderful and unforgettable program, you really knocked this one out of the park! I hope you can do it again and again!

Our memories every step of the way are definitely keepers. The only stand out that I would have changed is dressing warmer on a couple of evenings. Yes, overall it was that good. I'm grateful to have been included. Based on my personal experience, and what I've heard from the other non-RD's, I think traveling with a mixed group is a winning formula -- at least for us non-RD's. Although we really benefited, I wouldn't want to deprive an RD from experiencing the same. Those who are educating need the Puglia encounter to get it right.

Based on the trip, I'm feeling challenged on 3 fronts:
1. to enjoy expanding my minimalist food prep and cooking skills;
2. to better source farm-to-table foods, and
3. to share usable elements of that balanced Puglia/Italian lifestyle.

The trip was definitely a working vacation. As such, I think the pace was necessary. I wouldn't want to have missed anything. To make more efficient use of my time I could have been more prepared. Research and communications on the fly were difficult given the poor Wi-Fi connections and busy schedule. An admonition and specific guidelines on preparedness might be helpful to the next group. I chose that word 'admonition' because impossibly busy as we tend to be before travel, I tend to have a care for admonitions (Attenzione!). Had I downloaded and opened the app, it might have been enough. Wish I studied it everyday for a couple weeks! The app is an awesome piece of work.

Do it again!

Paul Nelson (husband of Jennifer Nelson, RD)

WorldRD® by Layne Lieberman, RD
5
2016-12-19T02:08:06-07:00

Paul Nelson (husband of Jennifer Nelson, RD)

Thanks for including me I want to compliment and thank you for putting together a wonderful and unforgettable program, you really knocked this one out of the park! I hope you can do it again and again! Our memories every step of the way are definitely keepers. The only stand out that I would have changed is dressing warmer on a couple of evenings. Yes, overall it was that good. I'm grateful to have been included. Based on my personal experience, and what I've heard from the other non-RD's, I think traveling with a mixed group is a winning formula -- at least for us non-RD's. Although we really benefited, I wouldn't want to deprive an RD from experiencing the same. Those who are educating need the Puglia encounter to get it right. Based on the trip, I'm feeling challenged on 3 fronts: 1. to enjoy expanding my minimalist food prep and cooking skills; 2. to better source farm-to-table foods, and 3. to share usable elements of that balanced Puglia/Italian lifestyle. The trip was definitely a working vacation. As such, I think the pace was necessary. I wouldn't want to have missed anything. To make more efficient use of my time I could have been more prepared. Research and communications on the fly were difficult given the poor Wi-Fi connections and busy schedule. An admonition and specific guidelines on preparedness might be helpful to the next group. I chose that word 'admonition' because impossibly busy as we tend to be before travel, I tend to have a care for admonitions (Attenzione!). Had I downloaded and opened the app, it might have been enough. Wish I studied it everyday for a couple weeks! The app is an awesome piece of work. Do it again!

Lois Robbin: Puglia 2016 Culinary Travel Testimonial

Passion for Puglia changed my way of looking at food!  After spending a week learning about farm fresh vegetables, fresh pressed olive oil, homemade mozzarella cheese, fresh breads and focaccia and viewing local fishes, supermarkets at home are completely mundane!  Not only was the trip a lot of fun, but full of rich culture!  As a group we toured different regions of Puglia, each with a unique flare of food and tradition.  Friendships were made as we learned the ways of the local people and dined at their Masseria and vineyards.  Passion For Puglia combined travel and a wealth of information into a packed, fulfilling week!

Thanks for such a wonderful adventure!
WorldRD® by Layne Lieberman, RD
5
2016-12-19T02:08:51-07:00
Passion for Puglia changed my way of looking at food!  After spending a week learning about farm fresh vegetables, fresh pressed olive oil, homemade mozzarella cheese, fresh breads and focaccia and viewing local fishes, supermarkets at home are completely mundane!  Not only was the trip a lot of fun, but full of rich culture!  As a group we toured different regions of Puglia, each with a unique flare of food and tradition.  Friendships were made as we learned the ways of the local people and dined at their Masseria and vineyards.  Passion For Puglia combined travel and a wealth of information into a packed, fulfilling week! Thanks for such a wonderful adventure!

Marsee Israel, RN: Puglia 2016 Culinary Travel Testimonial

How do you pack pasta making, bread making, cheese making, historic towns and local olive oils and wines into six days?  Take a trip with Passion for Puglia. This highly orchestrated tour packed in as much as we could see in six days using a continuous Italian guide, knowledgeable in history and all things Italian, along with local guides to enrich the experience.  No other tour offers more at this excellent price. Conscious effort was made to mix our hotels stays with small authentic cities, Masseria farms for the country view and the bigger historic old city of Lecce.  All hotels were four to five stars with excellent locations to experience the vast region of Puglia.

Meal planning was provided at top-notch restaurants and portions were plentiful and healthy.

My favorite part was learning how the locals prepare and appreciate their local organic seasonal food and ancient grains.

Highly recommend this trip.

Marsee Israel, RN
Subject: Nutrition for someone with diabetes and kidney disease

WorldRD® by Layne Lieberman, RD
5
2016-12-19T02:10:55-07:00

Marsee Israel, RN
Subject: Nutrition for someone with diabetes and kidney disease

How do you pack pasta making, bread making, cheese making, historic towns and local olive oils and wines into six days?  Take a trip with Passion for Puglia. This highly orchestrated tour packed in as much as we could see in six days using a continuous Italian guide, knowledgeable in history and all things Italian, along with local guides to enrich the experience.  No other tour offers more at this excellent price. Conscious effort was made to mix our hotels stays with small authentic cities, Masseria farms for the country view and the bigger historic old city of Lecce.  All hotels were four to five stars with excellent locations to experience the vast region of Puglia. Meal planning was provided at top-notch restaurants and portions were plentiful and healthy. My favorite part was learning how the locals prepare and appreciate their local organic seasonal food and ancient grains. Highly recommend this trip.
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