A generation ago, most Americans saw the Mediterranean as little more than a gloriously hedonistic place on a map -- a sun-splashed paradise of easy living inhabited by beautiful beachcombers in barely there swimsuits, a place offering sinuous wines and light, delicious food based on a few simple ingredients and minimal preparation.
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