How much do you know about the Mediterranean diet? What if we told you that several of the dishes you tried while in Athens are part of it? Originating from countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea like Greece, Italy, and Spain, it is well-known for its benefits on heart health. Focused on plant-based foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds, and olive oil, it is much more than just a diet — it’s part of our cultural heritage and everyday lives.
Foodprint: The Mediterranean Diet Revisited is a photography exhibition currently hosted at EMST Athens in collaboration with the museum’s Education Department. The project explores why the Mediterranean Diet is relevant to our lives today and connects Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Cyprus and Croatia through the works of five photographers. The exhibition at EMST is part of a European tour that so far includes Italy, Cyprus, Turkey, Croatia and Albania.