The Classic Mediterranean Cookbook

The Classic Mediterranean Cookbook

by Sarah Woodward
     
 
The Mediterranean diet has long been recognized as one of the healthiest diets in the world. An ancient cuisine based on our modern food pyramid, with breads and grains and vegetables at the base, Mediterranean recipes focus on the freshest ingredients. The Classic Mediterranean Cookbook is an illustrated guide to the cuisine of the entire Mediterranean, celebrating

Overview

The Mediterranean diet has long been recognized as one of the healthiest diets in the world. An ancient cuisine based on our modern food pyramid, with breads and grains and vegetables at the base, Mediterranean recipes focus on the freshest ingredients. The Classic Mediterranean Cookbook is an illustrated guide to the cuisine of the entire Mediterranean, celebrating the flavors of Egypt, Greece, Spain, Italy, France, Tunisia, Turkey, and Morocco. Like all DK Classic cookbooks, key preparation techniques are demonstrated in step-by-step photographs.Mediterranean expert and author, Sarah Woodward, organizes the book into helpful sections. She begins with the ingredients--produce, meats, cheeses, herbs and spices--in a vibrant full-color guide with advice on choosing, preparing, and storing. She then shares 20 classic recipes, the perfect introduction to Mediterranean cuisine, from gazpacho to tsatsiki to paella, each illustrated with a high-quality, full-color photograph. The heart of the cookbook is devoted to more distinctive recipes, covering more than 120 dishes with clear, non-intimidating instructions, techniques, and an instructional nutritional chart that lists each recipe's calories, fat, and sodium levels.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
Another beautifully illustrated work from a publisher known for its visual presentations, this colorful cookbook introduces everyone's newest favorite cuisine. An introductory section covers ingredients, with photographs of each one. Then British food writer Woodward presents 12 "classics," from Italian Zuppa di Pesce to Moroccan Chicken Tangine, followed by 120 more recipes for all courses of a meal. There are some Britishisms in the recipes, and this is undeniably a superficial overview of many diverse culinary traditions; nevertheless, the dozens of photographs and unusual format make it hard to resist. For most collections.
Kathy Broderick
In her cookbook for the lover of Mediterranean cuisines, Woodward stresses using the freshest of ingredients. She shares fewer than 20 classic recipes in the first section, from gazpacho to tsatsiki to paella, each illustrated with a high-quality full-color photograph. The rest of this slender but lovely volume consists of a good selection of more than 120 other recipes with clear, nonintimidating instructions. Techniques are included at the end, along with an interesting nutritional chart that lists each recipe's calories, fat, and sodium levels.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789401427
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
09/09/1995
Series:
Classic Cookbooks Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
7.98(w) x 11.79(h) x 0.63(d)

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