(VELINO) Roma, 10 Jun - The Italian embassy in Copenhagen, inagreement with the Steno Diabetes Centre, has put on Italiancooking classes at the residence of the ambassador, StefanoQueirolo Palmas, where two Italian chefs taught people withdiabetes how to prepare dishes balanced in terms ofcarbohydrates but very tasty. The initiative has enabled Italyto support Danish diabetics, to spread the Mediterranean diet,and to show off the historic residence. Two exceptional chefsgave the lessons, Michelin-starred Elvio Milleri of "Era Ora"and Achilles Melis of "San Giorgio". The "apprentice" chefs area group of participants in an introductory course oncarbohydrate calculation at the Steno centre. "We were veryproud to have been able to organise this event," saidAmbassador Queirolo Palmas. "I hope that people who suffer fromdiabetes and who participate in the project go away with theidea that no one is excluded from a fabulous culinaryexperience if they take advantage of the beauty ofMediterranean cooking," he added. Indeed, the same studentshave come to realise that things are not what they seem. "Ihave always thought that Italian food contains lots ofcarbohydrates. Everyone knows that pasta is a fantastic dish,but causes a rapid rise in blood sugar," said one participant."What we saw in the kitchen today, however, does not containcarbohydrates and was not difficult to prepare," he added. vel.