Michelle Obama at EXPO, “ecological” spaghetti to fight obesity and an ally for the environment
“A packet of pasta, some tomato and fresh basil… and in 30 minutes you have a delicious meal”.
This is the declaration of love for our national dish and for the Mediterranean diet made by Michelle Obama who has recently been to Expo Milano to talk about the results of the “Let’s Move!” anti-obesity campaign.
It not only confirms the First Lady of Food’s passion for pasta, but also reiterates the coherence between this food made with wheat and water, in other words with simple and natural ingredients, with a correct lifestyle, also in terms of diet, based on simple, natural, sustainable and inexpensive foods.
This is how Michelle was immortalized by TIME with a plate of spaghetti (for the cover of the Cooking Light magazine dedicated to food, health and correct diet) offering her ecological pasta recipe: “spaghetti, tomato and spinach cooked in a pressure cooker”: in other words an innovative cooking method (used also by the Michelin-starred chef, Davide Scabin), which helps keep you in shape (no fats and 1/8 of the salt usually used to cook pasta) and helps the environment (less water and gas consumption). By the way, the pasta is good, al dente and creamy…