Born and raised in Italy, we are extremely familiar with Italian cuisine and understand the importance of the quality of raw materials. Our experience and presence in Italy allows us to select the highest quality products that better represent Italian culture.
Our goal is to spread the ‘Made in Italy’ culture all over the United States. We want every American and every Italian expatriate to feel like they are in Italy.
TheButler.com Corp. wants to teach and inform customers by giving advice, recipes and suggestions on the Mediterranean diet.
The term Mediterranean diet was first introduced, in the 1950s, by Ancel Keys. An American scientist who, during his stay in Italy, was fascinated by some data that emerged from a nutrition conference held in Rome. In the Campania region and on the island of Crete the low incidence of cardiovascular diseases and gastrointestinal disorders aroused the interest of the American biologist who sought to find a scientific correlation to this phenomenon.
After decades of research, Keys came to the conclusion that lifestyle and diet were at the basis of the wellbeing of the population. A healthy and balanced diet, based mainly on foods of plant origin and their diversified and balanced use handed down from generation to generation. A diet based on bread, pasta, fruit, vegetables, beans and legumes, extra-virgin olive oil, fish and very little meat, was responsible for the beneficial effect on the local population.
The Mediterranean diet includes a series of skills, knowledge, rituals, symbols and traditions concerning the cultivation, harvest, fishing, breeding, conservation, cooking and above all, the sharing and consumption of food.
Eating together is the basis of Italian cultural identity and continuity of communities in the Mediterranean basin. The Mediterranean diet emphasizes the values of hospitality, neighborhood, intercultural dialogue and creativity and represents a way of life guided by respect for diversity. It plays a vital role in cultural spaces, festivals and celebrations by bringing together people of all ages and social classes; it includes craftmanship and the production of containers for the transport, storage and consumption of food, including ceramic and glass dishes.