After complaining several times about not being able to find a real Mediterranean diet, I have actually had the fortune of being exposed to several examples due to my reading of both Blue Zones and Jungle Effect. In both of those books on indigenous diets that proved healthy to the people of places like Sardinia, Ikaria and other areas outside of the Mediterranean, I got a good cross section of the various kinds of diets. Furthermore Jungle Effect was even good enough to provide recipes for some dishes. Armed with that information, plus a couple of other sources I’ve found from the internet, I should be able to come up with a legitimate representative whole foods Mediterranean diet. Hint, it won’t be stocked full of pasta, pizza and fried calamari.