JOHNSTOWN, N.Y., April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For thousands of years, Greek and Mediterranean cuisine has been built around two ideas: the freshest possible ingredients and simple preparation. In fact, Greeks regularly enjoy plain yogurt as a centerpiece of an entire meal by adding fresh ingredients such as berries, nuts, cucumbers or honey. To demonstrate how simple it is to incorporate the Mediterranean lifestyle into your daily diet, FAGE, Greece's leading yogurt company, has partnered with chef and health advocate Rocco DiSpirito, author of the New York Times best selling series "Now Eat This!."
"Yogurt is one of my favorite foods and FAGE Total is my go to yogurt. It's rich and thick but low in fat and calories, which makes it indispensable in my quest to cut calories from my favorite comfort foods," said DiSpirito.
FAGE Total is quite different from what many American consumers have come to know as yogurt. That's because FAGE Total is authentic Greek strained yogurt – it's a natural straining technique that removes excess water, dissolved salts and sugars. The result is a unique 100% natural, thick and creamy yogurt with more protein and fewer carbohydrates than common yogurt.
"FAGE Total is good enough to be enjoyed on its own, but as you'll see from my recipes, it's versatile enough to be incorporated into a variety of meals from a luscious parfait to a hearty side of tasty mashed potatoes," said DiSpirito.
To view Rocco DiSpirito's recipes featuring FAGE Total, please visit fageusa.com/fage-a-day. Or, join the conversation on Twitter @FAGEUSA #fageaday.
FAGE is Greece's leading yogurt company, producing milk, cheese and yogurt for customers worldwide. Owned and strategically led by the Filippou family since its founding in 1926, it features traditional style Greek yogurt, known for its famous taste and texture. FAGE first distributed its products in the United States in 1998. FAGE's United States plant in Johnstown, NY opened its doors in early 2008, officially making FAGE the first Greek company producing Greek yogurt in the country. Select FAGE products are currently available in Greece, the United Kingdom, Italy, United States, Germany, and Cyprus, among 25 other countries. Additional information is available on the Company's website, http://fageusa.com.