Pasqualino Vestucci was born in San Mauro Cilento in 1929 but spent a good part of his life in Naples, teaching as a lecturer in Child Neuropsychiatry at the University “Federico II”.

For him the Mediterranean Diet is part of those lifestyles that allow, together with the genetic heritage and the limited incidence of viral or bacterial infections, to extend life and above all to live well.

Currently retired, Pasqualino reconstructs in this interview the times of his childhood in the countryside and the memories of the dishes prepared by his mother and sisters, recalling in particular the fried egg, by far preferred to vegetables. Even in the years of his Neapolitan life, Pasqualino did not forget his Cilento roots, continuing to cultivate his vegetable garden and in particular his olive grove from which he took the oil with which he seasoned the dishes and made the fries at home.

Interview by: Antonio Puzzi
Video by: Rossella Galletti and Antonio Puzzi. Editing by: Annalisa Rascato
Subtitles by: Antonio Puzzi
Document by: Antonio Puzzi
Translate by: Antonio Puzzi
MedEatResarch – Center of Social Research on the Mediterranean Diet of the University of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa, head by Marino Niola and Elisabetta Moro
Created: 12-07-2019
Pasqualino Vestucci

Pasqualino Vestucci

Year: 1929
City: San Mauro Cilento (SA)
Profession: Doctor, pensioner
Language: Italian

Video table of contents

00.00– 01.15 Peasant childhood and growing in city
01.15 – 02.32 How the Mediterranean diet helps to live better
02.32 – 04.50 Legumes and wine
04.50 – 05.32 Sunday lunch
05.32 – 06.52 “Never stop working”
06.52 – 09.31 My favourite recipes with handmade oil
09.31 – 12.00 Why Cilento region has too much centenarians?

Geographic information

Country: IT
Region: Campania
City: San Mauro Cilento
District: SA
Altitude: 560 m. s.l.m.