The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: A Delicious Alternative for Lifelong Health

Overview

What's the best diet for good health? It seems too good to be true, but actually it's one with great classic dishes like tabbouleh and bouillabaisse...pasta, risotto, and couscous...fassoulia, ratatouille, gazpacho...the savory flavors of spices and garlic...breads, succulent olives, wine, and LDL cholesterol-reducing olive oil. The evidence is backed up by the scientific papers presented at the landmark 1993 International Conference on Diets of the Mediterranean co-sponsored by the Harvard School of Public ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (38) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $50.00   
  • Used (37) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$50.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(139)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

What's the best diet for good health? It seems too good to be true, but actually it's one with great classic dishes like tabbouleh and bouillabaisse...pasta, risotto, and couscous...fassoulia, ratatouille, gazpacho...the savory flavors of spices and garlic...breads, succulent olives, wine, and LDL cholesterol-reducing olive oil. The evidence is backed up by the scientific papers presented at the landmark 1993 International Conference on Diets of the Mediterranean co-sponsored by the Harvard School of Public Health and Oldways Preservation and Exchange Trust.

Simple, traditional dishes from southern France, Italy, Tunisa, Turkey, Egypt, and elsewhere in the Mediterranean reflect delicious ways to cut down on red meat, dairy products, and added fats, as they capture the rich romance of the region's lifestyle and its glorious cuisine. Includes 200 recipes.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From Barnes & Noble
Lots of attention has been focused over the past few years on the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, a diet based mostly on legumes, vegetables, fruits, olive oil, and grains, with limited amounts of meat and dairy products. Nancy Harmon Jenkins's excellent book takes the abstract idea and turns it into a practical guide to a truly livable new way of eating. Her intensely flavored dishes hail from countries all over the Mediterranean region, including not just southern Italy and France but also Turkey, Greece, Morocco, and Spain. It would be easy to eat a different dish from this book every day and never feel deprived.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Though many authors have tackled the healthful recipes of the Mediterranean, Jenkins is not simply following a fad. She brings her understanding of the culture, gained through years of living and working in the region, to the task of writing a comprehensive cookbook. Jenkins gives practical advice on how to gradually implement the Mediterranean diet at home, urging us to eat more fruits, grains and vegetables, reduce meat and fat intake, cook with olive oil instead of butter, serve plain bread at every meal to increase consumption of carbohydrates, and -- perhaps hardest of all -- to set aside time for meals every day, "building a sense of food as a fundamentally communal, shared experience.'' Jenkins's recipes, though not always inventive, are faithful to the originals and demonstrate her appreciation for the vagaries of cooking well with fresh foodstuffs that may not always yield the same measures. She unfolds the common threads of cuisine that unite the Mediterranean, acknowledging regional variations that lend piquancy.
Library Journal
Like a number of recent books on this topic, Jenkins's book is no doubt inspired by a 1993 Harvard conference on the health benefits of "the Mediterranean diet''-that is, the Mediterranean cuisines that have always emphasized grains, beans, and vegetables over red meat and olive oil over butter. Jenkins, a food writer and culinary historian, includes more than 200 recipes from all over the region, from Italy's Panzanella to Lebanese Garlicky Roast Chicken to Turkish-Style Winter Vegetables. The text is readable and informative, with lots of boxes on ingredients, techniques, and the various cuisines, and the recipes are good, certainly not "diet food.'' Martha Rose Shulman's Mediterranean Light (LJ 4/15/89) was one of the first titles in this area and still one of the better ones, but most collections will want to add Jenkins's book.
Barbara Jacobs
The word "diet" smacks of deprivation. Jenkins' advice? Limit red meat, sugar, and dairy products, substituting instead olive oil, vegetables and legumes, breads, and fruits. Her long residence in Tuscany, plus her food writing background, results in unusual recipes among the more than 200 featured; in addition to such familiar staples as fish, soups, and minestrone, she includes treats from all over the Mediterranean, including Armenian pizza and Spanish chicken with sweet peppers. Sidebars and personal introductions to many of the recipes, along with nutritional data, supply encouragement for healthy living, not just dieting.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553096088
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/28/1994
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 7.43 (w) x 10.24 (h) x 1.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments                      ix
Preface xi
Introduction: The Mediterranean Diet and Health 1
Making the Change 11
The Small Dishes of the Mediterranean: Meze 23
Antipasti, Tapas, Street Food, Bar Snacks, and Other Introductions to the Meal Soups 77
Breads, Flatbreads, Pizzas, and Savory Pies 125
Pasta, Rice, Beans, and other Grains 171
Legumes, Fish and Seafood 237
Dressings, Sauces, Condiments, and Preserves 283
Poultry and Meat 311
Vegetable Dishes 363
A Few Sweets 425
Mediterranean Methods, Materials 453
Ingredients Resources 473
Appendix: The Traditional Healthy Mediterranean 477
Diet Pyramid Bibliography 491
Index 495
Metric Conversion Chart 507
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2005

    My favorite cookbook

    The recipes in this book are fool-proof. Every one of them is delicious and easy to prepare and lovely to look at -- using ingredients readily available. I bought it hoping to get some ideas to make eating vegetables more interesting, because I have had breast cancer and wanted to include nine servings instead of the usual recommended five. It's been super easy to add extra servings of beans, rice, vegetables, and fruits to make daily meals a gourmet feast. This is my everyday cookbook bible now. Recipes will not disappoint.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2000

    Traditional recipes rich in flavor and nutrition

    The Mediterranean diet features naturally healthy, lusty dishes that please the eye, tempt the palate, and satisfy one's love of robustly flavored food. This practical and informative book offers traditional recipes that highlight the bold flavors, vibrant colors, and wholesome ingredients of the region's cookery. The dishes are not difficult to prepare, and the fun in the kitchen is equaled by the reward at the table.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)