The Mediterranean Diet: Delicious Food Prescriptions for Transforming Illness

A Special Presentation
The Mediterranean Diet: Delicious Food Prescriptions for Transforming Illness
Turkish Coffee Lady is pleased to invite you to a fun cuisine presentation on Mediterranean diet and healthful eating. The event will feature award-winning author and prolific Italian chef Amy Riolo. Her lecture is called "The Mediterranean Diet: Delicious Food Prescriptions for Transforming Illness". There will be a book signing ceremony following the presentation. The event will also honor national breast cancer awareness month and support a new campaign for women and their families who have been affected.

healthy food with Turkish Coffee Lady
Friday, October 26th / 7 pm - 8:30 pm
Turkish Coffee Lady Authentic Coffee Shop
Tysons Corner Center
Ground Floor, Lord & Taylor Court

There will be Turkish coffee and dessert specials available for purchase. This event is supported by Arzum Okka and Tysons Corner Center. The event is open to the public, but RSVPs are requested.

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About Amy Riolo:
As an award – winning, best-selling, author, chef, television personality, and educator, Amy Riolo is one of the world’s foremost authorities on culinary culture. She is known for sharing history, culture, and nutrition through global cuisine as well as simplifying recipes for the home cook. A graduate of Cornell University, Amy is considered a culinary thought leader who enjoys changing the way we think about food and the people who create it. Amy is a food historian, culinary anthropologist and Mediterranean Diet advocate who makes frequent appearances on numerous television and radio programs both in the United States and abroad, including Fox TV, ABC, CBS, NBC, The Hallmark Channel, Nile TV, The Travel Channel, Martha Stewart Living Radio, and Abu Dhabi Television. She also created and appeared weekly in ninety second cooking videos entitled “Culture of Cuisine” which air on nationally syndicated news shows on 28 different channels across the United States, totaling a reach of over 300 million people. One of her videos reached a record of four million hits.
Amy is the National Spokesperson for The American Diabetes Association’s Quick Diabetic Recipes cookbook and just signed a contract to write a second edition of her award-winning Mediterranean Diabetes Cookbook. Her seventh book, The Italian Diabetes Cookbook was released on January 12, 2016 and was the #1 New Release on In April 2015 she released The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook which earned multiple 5 star reviews on and Amazon as well as many other positive endorsements. Her third book, The Mediterranean Diabetes Cookbook, (American Diabetes Association) was released in March 2010, received a starred PW review, won the 2011 Nautilus Book Award and was named “Best. Diabetes. Cookbook. Ever. “ by Amy’s second book Nile Style; Egyptian Cuisine and Culture (Hippocrene Books) won the World Gourmand Award for "Best Arab Cuisine Book" in the United States and was just released in a second edition. Her first book, Arabian Delights; Recipes & Princely Entertaining Ideas from the Arabian Peninsula was chosen as one of the “16 Volumes Worth Staining” by the Washington Post (Capital Books, 2007).
Amy also contributed to The Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia and co-wrote The Al Tiramisu Restaurant Cookbook: An Elevated Approach to Authentic Italian Cuisine with award-winning chef/restaurateur Luigi Diotaiuti. Amy, an American of Calabrian descent, was recently awarded the Wise Women 2015 award from The National Organization of Italian American Women. She is a Culinary Advisor for The Mediterranean Food Alliance. Her work has appeared in numerous print media including USA Today, Cooking Light magazine, The Washington Post,, The Wall Street Journal, Parade Magazine, Gulf News, The Jerusalem Post Magazine, Popular Anthropology Magazine, Ambassador, The Examiner, The UAE National, and international newspapers and hundreds of blogs.
For more information on Amy Riolo and to view television appearances, visit her website,